Myth and Modernity: A Discursive Study of Girish Karnad's Selected Plays


  • Ms. Dimple Raj M.A, M.Phil , Ph.D Research Scholar Former Assistant Professor, Department of English Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India


In this paper, I propose to analyze the selected Plays by the Indian playwright Girish Karnad who have endeavored to explore myths in the modern scenario. A Jnanapitha awardee, Karnad is the author of many well known and produced plays in Kannada. He has experimented with the fusion of the traditional and the modern dramatic forms and content. Karnad visualizes the universal approach in his plays by utilizing myths to tackle contemporary issues. Through this research article I would like to introduce the employment of Indian myths as a concrete base to establish and portray the particularities of human relationships and the ironies of day to day life,  alloyed with the distinguished zest of Indian myths by the playwright.


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