Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Drama > Naga Mandala (Play with a Cobra)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Naga Mandala (Play with a Cobra)
Naga Mandala (Play with a Cobra)
Description
About the book

In Naga Mandala, Girish Karnad uses elements from traditional theatre to weave together two oral tales handed down by women story tellers. The first comments on the paradoxical nature of oral tales they have an existence of their own independent of the teller, and yet depend on being passed from one person to another to love through generations. Ensconced within this is the story of Rani, who makes up tales to fill the void in her life. Rani’s predicament poignantly reflects the human need to live by fiction and half truths.

About the Artist

Girish Karnad, named world theatre Ambassador of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) of UNESCO, paris, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. Apart from his work in theatre, he has directed and acted in films. He has served as Director, Film and Television Institute of India; Chairman, Sangeet natak Akadami (the National Academy of the Performing Arts); and Director, The Nehru Centre, London. He was visiting professor and playwright-in-Residence at the university of Chicago. Naga Mandala was premiered in the US by the Guthrie Theatre of Minneapolis as a part of its thirtieth anniversary celebrations. The Guthrie Theatre of Minneapolis as a part of its thirtieth anniversary celebrations. The Guthrie and the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, UK have been among the theatres that commissioned him to write for them. He has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan (1992) and was conferred the prestigious Jnanpith Awad (1999).

Preface

Naga-Mandala is based on two oral tales from Karnataka which I first heard several years ago from Professor A.K. Ramanujan. But that is only the least of the reasons for dedicating this play to him.

I wrote Naga Mandal during the year I spent at the University of Chicago as Visiting Professor and Fulbright Scholar in Residence. I am most grateful to professor Stuart M. Tave, Dean, division of Humanities, and Professor C.M. Naim, Chairmen, Dapartment of South Asian Languages and civilization as well as to the council for International exchange of Scholars for having made that visit possible. I am further indebted to professor Naim for persuading me to put the play into English.

I write in Kannada. English is the language of my adulthood. This translation must therefore be seen only as an approximation to the original. My deepest thanks are due to the colleagues and students who helped with the production of the play at the University Theater at Chicago, for their many valuable suggestions and textual corrections, as well as to Shri Shankar Nag who first presented the play in Kannada with his group Sanket.

I am conscious that Naga’s Long speech on p. 25 owes much to Jean Anouilh, though I have not been able to identify the play.

Naga Mandala (Play with a Cobra)

Item Code:
NAF318
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2012
ISBN:
9780195626223
Language:
English
Size:
8.5 Inch x 5.5 Inch
Pages:
55
Other Details:
Weight of the Book : 70 gms
Price:
$12.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Naga Mandala (Play with a Cobra)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4073 times since 28th Dec, 2013
About the book

In Naga Mandala, Girish Karnad uses elements from traditional theatre to weave together two oral tales handed down by women story tellers. The first comments on the paradoxical nature of oral tales they have an existence of their own independent of the teller, and yet depend on being passed from one person to another to love through generations. Ensconced within this is the story of Rani, who makes up tales to fill the void in her life. Rani’s predicament poignantly reflects the human need to live by fiction and half truths.

About the Artist

Girish Karnad, named world theatre Ambassador of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) of UNESCO, paris, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. Apart from his work in theatre, he has directed and acted in films. He has served as Director, Film and Television Institute of India; Chairman, Sangeet natak Akadami (the National Academy of the Performing Arts); and Director, The Nehru Centre, London. He was visiting professor and playwright-in-Residence at the university of Chicago. Naga Mandala was premiered in the US by the Guthrie Theatre of Minneapolis as a part of its thirtieth anniversary celebrations. The Guthrie Theatre of Minneapolis as a part of its thirtieth anniversary celebrations. The Guthrie and the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, UK have been among the theatres that commissioned him to write for them. He has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan (1992) and was conferred the prestigious Jnanpith Awad (1999).

Preface

Naga-Mandala is based on two oral tales from Karnataka which I first heard several years ago from Professor A.K. Ramanujan. But that is only the least of the reasons for dedicating this play to him.

I wrote Naga Mandal during the year I spent at the University of Chicago as Visiting Professor and Fulbright Scholar in Residence. I am most grateful to professor Stuart M. Tave, Dean, division of Humanities, and Professor C.M. Naim, Chairmen, Dapartment of South Asian Languages and civilization as well as to the council for International exchange of Scholars for having made that visit possible. I am further indebted to professor Naim for persuading me to put the play into English.

I write in Kannada. English is the language of my adulthood. This translation must therefore be seen only as an approximation to the original. My deepest thanks are due to the colleagues and students who helped with the production of the play at the University Theater at Chicago, for their many valuable suggestions and textual corrections, as well as to Shri Shankar Nag who first presented the play in Kannada with his group Sanket.

I am conscious that Naga’s Long speech on p. 25 owes much to Jean Anouilh, though I have not been able to identify the play.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Naga Mandala (Play with a Cobra) (Language and Literature | Books)

Three Plays (Naga Mandala, Hayavadana, Tughlaq)
by Girish Karnad
Paperback (Edition: 1995)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAL909
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Fire and The Rain
by Girish Karnad
Paperback (Edition: 2015)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAL901
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Wedding Album
by Girish Karnad
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAG315
$19.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Three Modern Indian Plays
Item Code: NAF851
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Yayati
by Girish Karnad
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: IDK303
$14.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Myth in Contemporary Indian Literature
by K.Satchidanandan
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Sahitya Akademi
Item Code: NAD185
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Andha Yug
Item Code: IHL485
$16.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Authors Speak
by K. Satchidanandan
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Sahitya Akademi
Item Code: IDI076
$22.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Hours In The Dark: Essays On Cinema
by T.G. Vaidyanathan
Paperback (Edition: 1999)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: IDE848
$19.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Crossing Over  - Translation of Kannada Novel 'Datu'
Item Code: NAL249
$75.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thank you for existing and sharing India's wonderful heritage and legacy to the world.
Angela, UK
Dear sir/sirs, Thanks a million for the two books I ordered on your website. I have got both of them and they are very much helpful for my paper writing.
Sprinna, China
Exotic India has excellent and speedy service.
M Sherman, USA
Your selection of books is impressive and unique in USA. Thank you.
Jaganath, USA
Exotic India has the best selection of Hindu/Buddhist Gods and Goddesses in sculptures and books of anywhere I know.
Michael, USA
Namaste, I received my package today. My compliments for your prompt delivery. The skirts I ordered are absolutely beautiful! Excellent tailoring and the fit is great. I will be ordering from you again. Best Regards.
Eileen
I’ve received the package 2 days ago. The painting is as beautiful as I whished! I’m very interesting in history, art and culture of India and I’m studing his civilization; so I’ve visited Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in theese years. I’m a draftwoman , so I like collect works of extraordinary arts and crafts of villages, that must be protected and helped. In a short time I’ll buy some others folk painting, as Madhubani , Kalamkari and – if it’s possible – Phad. In the meanwhile, I’m very happy to have in my home a work of your great artist. Namaste, Namaskara.
Laura, Italy.
I must compliment you on timely delivery for this order. I was very impressed. Consequently, I have just placed another large order of beads and look forward to receiving these on time as well.
Charis, India
Bonjour, je viens de recevoir ma statue tête de Bouddha en cuivre. elle est magnifique et correspond exactement à la photo. Emballage très épais et protecteur, arrivé intact. Délai de livraison de 8 jours, parfait. Votre service commercial est très réactif et courtois. Je suis donc très satisfait et je tiens à le dire. Merci.
Yves, France
I was thrilled with the Tribal Treasure Box. Your customer service is outstanding. Shopping with you is like being back in India.
Yvonne, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India