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Girish Karnad

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

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...

10 June 2019

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.


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

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.


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

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.

10 June 2019

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

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


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

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

08 September 2018

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.

10 June 2019

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

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

25 July 2018

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19 May 2018
Girish Karnad: A Glorious Build-Up On Vibrant Formative Years

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

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...


03 February 2022
Those Magnificent Invading Musical Muslims

Those Magnificent Invading Musical Muslims

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


03 February 2022
The Sport Of Berating Tagore

The Sport Of Berating Tagore

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...


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