Girish Karnad: The Modernist
For the past 50 years, he has been at the centre of Kannada theatre, using history and mythology to express urban truths
When we think of Kannada theatre, the first name that comes to mind is likely be that of Girish Karnad. Rightly so, for his plays have been performed all over the country for decades. They have been produced in many different Indian languages, he has won literary and civilian awards of all kinds, he has been chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, he remains an active playwright, and his new works are eagerly awaited and quickly performed.