Folklore Tradition of India in Girish Karnad’s Nagmandala

Anamika Shukla

Abstract


Myths are universal, occurring in almost all cultures. They deal with basic questions about the nature of the world and human experience and can illuminate many aspects of a culture. Culture defines society. The cultural ethos of every society is unique in its form and essence representing the character of its people, their experiences and beliefs. Myths, legends and folklore are in fact the embodiments of these cultural ethos that represent the underlying values and principles of life, the shared experience of the race, the rules and the codes of society. This paper explores the style acquired by Girish Karnard in presenting these folklores through plays and characterization.


Keywords


Folklore; Nagmandala

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Lallithas, S. (2016). Portrayal of Historical Characters in the Works of Girish Karnard. Indian Journal of Research, 5(10), 299-301.

Nair, R. (2006). Ritual as Self-Discvery in The Fire and the Rain". Girish Karnad's Plays: Performance and Critical Perspectives. (T. Mukherjee, Ed.) Delhi, India: Pencraft International.

Rangan, V. (n.d.). Myth and Romance in Nagamandala or their Subversion". Girish Karnad's Plays: Performance and Critical Perspectives. (T. Mukherjee, Ed.)


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