Buy Used
CDN$ 7.88
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by anybookltduk
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Hardcover,ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in good all round condition. pp.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Three Plays: Naga-Mandala; Hayavadana; Tughlaq Hardcover – Sep 1 1995

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
CDN$ 7.88

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
click to open popover

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (Sept. 1 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195633318
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195633313
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 1.7 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

About the Author

Girish Karnad is a well-known playwright, actor, film personality, and Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xb1bfbd20) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
HASH(0xb2343e64) out of 5 stars P. MENCKE Sept. 1 2010
By Pat A Mencke - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is an amazing look at the history of playwriting in India after British rule ended. The author explains how playwrights are attempting to incorporate Indian local theater, which is mostly based on myths apparenty, into other modes of playwriting and play presentations with the use of lighting, the proscenium, and new forms of stories and ideas. Very interesting.

He also introduces each of his three plays with a bit of explanation to help western theater enthusiasts understand the form of his plays. While I would usually not want to hear from any artist a prologue to the presentation of a piece of art, since the work of art, in my opinion, must stand alone on it's own merits without the intentions of the artist or any background information presented ahead of time; I found this somewhat helpful in this case, where foreign myths are involved. This book is written to help Westerners understand the current state of East Indian theater art while presenting this playwrights work. It might, otherwise, have let us pass it up as trivial without the historical background. After reading the entirety of this Book, it is easier to separate Bollywood from more creative works in India.

At a time when teaching any information through parable or myth is in question, since young minds tend to believe such mythical characters actually exist no matter how fantastic, I applaud this author for his work of attempting to update the content and presentation of Indian plays. In he case of India, where there are hundreds of gods who are more of less dealt with as though they truly exist, this is a refreshing idea that America could learn from. This author also seems to want to retain theater's ability to present large ideas effectively, and that too is laudable.
HASH(0xb1934d5c) out of 5 stars When cultures meet Nov. 17 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Karnad is a gifted playwright. I have seen two of these plays and find them a theatrical treasure trove. They are well worth seeing -- and reading. His style is distinctive.