Relevance of Historical Plays of Girish Karnad in Post-Independence Perspective

  • Kishalaya Podder Research Scholar (M.Phil), Department of English, University of Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India
Keywords: History, Present, Ruler, Secularism, Similarity


History is an integrated narrative or description of past events or facts written in a spirit of critical inquiry for the whole truth. Girish Karnad had revolutionized the Indian drama in English especially on historical theme during the post-Independence period. He had chosen the historical subject matters giving it reshaping to reinforce the contemporary issues. Thus his historical themes are found to be appropriate with the modern and contemporary India. In this article an attempt is made to justify the relevance Karnad’s treatment of history in his selected plays in the post-independence period.

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