DR. SANJAY KUMAR
This paper is an attempt to study Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq as a historical Play. The play revolves around the 14th century historical figure of Muhammad Tughlaq. Karnad deals with history of that time in the play. He was deeply impressed by Tughlaq’s character. The play is obviously a historical play with a fine blending of fact and fiction in its narrative. In the play Karnad followed the traditional sources of the life and times of Tughlaq. He studied deeply the facts related to Muhammad Tughlaq before writing Tughlaq. He deviated from history when it becomes necessary for him from artistic and technical point of views. In Tughlaq, Karnad delineates the last five years of the reign of Tughlaq. Karnad is one of the greatest dramatists of modern India. His play Tughlaq is his masterpiece.
Keywords: Tughlaq, Girish Karnad, Ain-ul-Mulk, Historical.