Naga-Mandala: Play with a Cobra Paperback – April, 1999.
Naga-Mandala: Play with a Cobra Paperback – April, 1999. He was presented the 1998 Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honour conferred in India. Karnad is known for his plays which incorporate history and mythology to study contemporary issues. This play was adapted into a film, directed by T. S. Nagabharana. It starred Prakash Raj and Vijayalakshmi.
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About the book In Naga Mandala, Girish Karnad uses elements from traditional theatre to weave together two oral tales handed . Three Plays (Naga Mandala, Hayavadana, Tughlaq).
About the book In Naga Mandala, Girish Karnad uses elements from traditional theatre to weave together two oral tales handed down by women story tellers. Ensconced within this is the story of Rani, who makes up tales to fill the void in her life.
In Naga-Mandala Karnard weaves two Kannada folk-tales together. Girish Karnad, Chairman, the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi. Ensconced within this is the story of Rani who makes up tales to fill the void in her life.
The word Naga-Mandala means play with cobra. Karnad dedicates this book to his friend, mentor . Ramanujan. He wrote this book during the year he spent at the University of Chicago as visiting Professor and Fulbright scholar in residence. The play circles around the snake which changes its form into human being to meet its beloved. This is based on the two folk’s tales from Karnad’s mentor . The play was first presented by Shri Shankar Nag in Kannada with his group, ‘Sanket’. Naga-Mandala was premiered in US by the Guthrie Theatre of Minneapolis as a part of its thirtieth anniversary celebrations.
Girish Raghunath Karnad. Collected Plays: Tughlaq, Hayavadana, Bali: The Sacrifice, Naga-Mandala, Volume 1 Height : . 0 In Length : . 0 In Width : . 0 In Weight : . 0 lbs This book is the first volume of a collection of plays by Girish Karnad, one of India's foremost dramatists and actors. It contains Tughlaq, Hayavana, Bali: The Sacrifice, and Naga-Mandala. Oxford University Press, USA. Book Format.
Naga-Mandala (Play with Cobra, 1988) was based on a folk tale related to him by A. K. Ramanujam, brought him the . Zinia Mitra " A Tale of Subversion with a Conundrum of Mask: A Reading into Girish Karnard's Naga Mandala" in Indian Drama in English e. Ramanujam, brought him the Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award for the Most Creative Work of 1989. It was directed by J. Garland Wright, as part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis. Chakraborty, Delhi, PHI,2011, ISBN 978-81-203-4289-7, INR:295.
This play questions an essential principle in Indian society: who is the husband, the man who marries a girl and cares only for sexual excitement or one who takes care of her? Rani is a young bride whose husband Appanna spends most of his time with a concubine. Rani tries to win his affections, resorting to a love potion.