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This is Life at Play (Memories)

 
Girish Karnad (Author)
Synopsis

Girish Karnad was one of modern India’s greatest cultural figures: an accomplished actor, a path-breaking director, an innovative administrator, a clear-headed and erudite thinker, a public intellectual with an unwavering moral compass, and above all, the most extraordinarily gifted playwright of his times.

 

This Life at Play, translated from the Kannada in part by Karnad himself and in part by Srinath Perur, covers the first half of his remarkable life – from his childhood in Sirsi and his early engagement with local theatre, his education in Dharwad, Bombay and Oxford, to his career in publishing, his successes and travails in the film industry, and his personal and writerly life.

 

Moving and humorous, insightful and candid, these memoirs provide an unforgettable glimpse into the life-shaping experiences of a towering genius, and a unique window into the India in which he lived and worked.

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About the author

Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad was Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. He has served as Director of the Film and Television Institute of India, Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi (the National Academy of the Performing Arts) and Director of the Nehru Centre, London (the cultural wing of the High Commission of India). He was Visiting Professor and Playwright-in-Residence at the University of Chicago. He has been elected Fellow of the Sangeet natak Akademi, and has received the Sahitya Akademi, and has received the Sahitya Akademi award as well as the Jnanpith, India's highest distinctions for lifetime contribution to literature and the arts. He has been decorated with the Padma Bhushan. His career as a dramatist has been paralleled by an equally celebrated career as actor, screenwriter and diretor of film and television, through which he played a pivotal role in the Indian Parallel Cinema movement from the 1970s to 1990s.

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Bibliographic information

Title This is Life at Play (Memories)
Author Girish Karnad
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.07.2021
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789390327805
length 324p., Illustrations