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Girish Karnad: A Great Playwright

  Girish Karnad is an outstanding Indian English playwright. He is a man of versatile genius. His plays are universal in their appeal. He is a crusader against all those evils that are prevalent in the society. All his plays are based on history, myth and folktales of India. Karnad's plays are known for stageability too. The dramatic technique evolved by him is appreciated in the entire world of theatre. Girish Karnad was born on May 19, 1938 in Matheran near Bombay. He had his early education in a small village of Karnataka named Sirsi.  He completed his graduation from Karnataka University, Dharwad in 1958. After that he completed his post graduation from Magdalen College, Oxford. He came back to India in 1963. He joined Oxford University Press, Chennai. For his memorable contribution to drama he received several prestigious awards like Padm Sri, Padm Bhushan, Sahitya Academy Award and Gyanpith Award. Basically Karnad belongs to the Kannad theatre. As a great playwright