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CONTEMPORARY APPROXIMATION OF INDIAN MYTH AND FOLKLORE IN KARNAD'S PLAYS

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Author(s): Amrita Sengar

Journal: The Dawn Journal
ISSN 2277-1786

Volume: 02;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 589;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Contemporary | folk tales | myth | historical | factual

ABSTRACT
Girish Karnad's plays reflect upon contemporary Indian cultural and social life through the use of folk-tales, myths and historical legends. He weaves together timeless truths about human life and emotions contained in ancient Indian stories with the changing social moves and morals of modern life. Karnad exploits myth, but the function of myth is to transcend its own factual core by magnifying it, elaborating upon it, refining it and then enriching itself at each telling and retelling.
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