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International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development 131 International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development Online ISSN: 2349-4182, Print ISSN: 2349-5979, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.72 Volume 3; Issue 5; May 2016; Page No. 131-132 Discuss Girish Karnad’s “Tughlaq” as a historical play Krishma Chaudhary M. phil. Scholar, Department of English, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, Haryana, India Abstract The present research paper deals with Girish Karnad’s ‘Tughlaq’ as a historical play. ‘Tughlaq’ by Girish Karnad is a classic in Indian English drama. The play revolves around the 14 th century historical figure of Muhammad Tughlaq. Karnad deals with history of that time in the play. He was deeply impressed by Tughlaq’s character. The play is highly complex and it can be seen and read from a number of perspectives. Tughlaq is obviously a historical play with a mixture of fact and fiction in its narrative. Karnad studied deeply the facts related to Muhammad Tughlaq before writing ‘Tughlaq’. The play is set in the year 1327 and the action moves from Delhi to Daultabad. Karnad himself explains, “I started with Ishwari Parsad and then went on to all the contemporary material and suddenly felt possessed. I felt the character was growing in front of me.” So, in this essay we discussed “Tughlaq” as a famous historical play. Keywords: Tughlaq, Girish Karnard, Historical Introduction A historical play seems to be a contradiction in terms. History requires truth to the events of the past, but art require imagination and concentration on needs of art. In other words that the writer of a historical play, must use the facts of history with discretion to suit the needs of his drama while maintaining overall truth to history. He has to deviate from the facts of history, and even introduce new characters in the interest of dramatic effectiveness. This is what Karnad has also done in the present play.
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