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Prajavani, the largest circulated Kannada daily, acclaimed Tale-danda for its brilliant analysis of the ills that plague Indian society today, while Kannada Prabha considers it 'the most significant landmarks since Tughlaq.' The play, on intermarriage in Karnataka in 1200 AD, has been performed in several Indian languages, and this English translation by the author makes i ...more
Published January 1st 1993 by Ravi Dayal Publisher
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Oct 04, 2014 Nick rated it really liked it
Play about the Virasaiva movement under Baasavanna. I wish i could have read it in kannada, because Im sure that given the intense focus on caste and class, that the different dialects would have been really important. Dunno how historically accurate this is, but it surely is informative as to how Bhakti and Virasaivas in particular are perceived in modern times-- anti-castesist revolutionary forbearers of Ambedkar. The play centers around an inter-caste marriage which takes place in the Virasai ...more
Girish Raghunath Karnad (Konkani : गिरीश रघुनाथ कारनाड, Kannada : ಗಿರೀಶ ರಘುನಾಥ ಕಾರನಾಡ) (born 19 May 1938) is a contemporary writer, playwright, screenwriter, actor and movie director in Kannada language. His rise as a prominent playwright in 1960s, marked the coming of age of Modern Indian playwriting in Kannada, just as Badal Sarkar did it in Bengali, Vijay Tendulkar in Marathi, and Mohan Rakesh ...moreMore about Girish Karnad...