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Girish Karnad

Despite His Criticism Of Tagore's Plays, Girish Karnad Charmed Bengali Artists

Jun 10, 2019 Rajat Roy

Sankho Ghosh, who translated two of Girish Karnad’s famous plays briefly observes that Karnad was not only a leading playwright and actor of his time, but also undoubtedly one of the foremost leaders of Indian cultural world.

Girish Karnad: Legendary Playwright, Wordsmith Who Stood For His Beliefs

Jun 10, 2019 Prachi Pinglay-Plumber

As a Rhodes Scholar, Girish Karnad completed his Masters from Oxford in Economics, Philosophy and Politics.


Girish Karnad Most Influential Playwright Of Independent India, Never Believed in Mindless Nationalism: Ramachandra Guha

"Karnad carried the richness and depth of Indian civilisation more nobly and less self-consciously than anyone else," Ramchandra Guha told Outlook.

PM Modi, President Kovind Condole Girish Karnad's Demise; Karnataka Declares State Mourning

Jun 10, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Girish Karnad, who was known for his work in the field of literature and cinema, also became a renowned face in the country after essaying the role of Swami's father in Malgudi Days TV series.


Veteran Actor, Theatre Personality Girish Karnad Dies At 81

Girish Karnad had been ailing for a long time and was seen using oxygen pipe at some of his recent public appearances.

05 April, 2019

Well Known Film, Theatre Personalities Urge Voters To Vote Against BJP

Outlook Web Bureau

Joint appeal has been issued by many well known artistes and filmmakers across the country in 12 languages, saying the upcoming Lok Sabha elections are the "most critical in the history" of the country.


08 September, 2018

Police Case Against Writer Girish Karnad For Holding 'Urban Naxal' Placard

Outlook Web Bureau

Girish Karnad along with many other activists took part in an event organised to mark Gauri Lankesh's death anniversary.


25 July, 2018

Gauri Lankesh Murder Probe: Actor Girish Karnad's Name On 'Hit-List' In Suspects' Diary

Outlook Web Bureau

Karnad was among the most vocal critics of hardline Hindutva whose security was beefed up following the killing of Lankesh in September last year.


19 May, 2018

Girish Karnad: A Glorious Build-Up On Vibrant Formative Years

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

While Karnataka is in the midst of a political thriller, a celebrated son of the state turns 80 on Saturday. A look at the early phase of multi-faceted cultural personality:


13 November, 2012

The Sport Of Berating Tagore

Ananya Mukherjee Reed

Yes, Girish Karnad is certainly entitled to his views about Rabindranath Tagore being a second-rate playwright. He is certainly not alone, nor this the first time he has said something like this...


07 November, 2012

Those Magnificent Invading Musical Muslims

Rohit Chopra

Naipaul's views on Islam as well as their critique by Karnad show that Indian Islam continues to be reduced to chauvinistic or progressive clichés


02 November, 2012

Why Has Naipaul Been Honoured?

Girish Karnad

The noted playwright takes Landmark and Literature Alive to task: 'Do they mean to valorise Naipaul's stand that Indian Muslims are raiders and marauders? Are they supporting his continued insistence on Muslim buildings in India being monuments to


11 February, 2008

Abiding Shame

Arundhati Roy

'If the Indian Government deports Taslima Nasrin, or holds her as an illegal alien, it will shame and diminish all of us... We demand that the spurious cases filed against M.F. Husain be dropped and that he be allowed to return to a normal life in In


15 May, 2007

This Is No Minor Episode

Girish Karnad

It threatens the very principles which are basic to our civilization. If we do not act to prevent a possible repetition of such an episode, only deluge will follow.


27 April, 2005

'An Occupational Hazard'

Girish Karnad

The former Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi argues that if the current chairperson 'were to be removed from office on the basis of emotive criticism or mere difference of opinion on matters of p


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Former Attorney-General of India (AGI), Mukul Rohatgi representing Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, in the drugs-on-cruise case, arrives at Bombay High court in Mumbai.

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Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri wth BJP MP Manoj Tiwari launch a Covid-19 vaccination campaign for devotees ahead of the Chhath festival.

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Actress Kranti Redkar, wife of NCB officer Sameer Wankhede, addresses a press conference at Andheri in Mumbai.

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A women displays the boxes of firecrackers at her shop for sale ahead of the Diwali and Kali Puja festival, at Haral village in South 24 Parganas district.

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A shopkeeper displays the boxes of firecrackers at his shop for sale ahead of the Diwali and Kali Puja festival, at Haral village in South 24 Parganas district.

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