Nagamandala: Play With A Cobra

Girish Karnad


Nagamandala: Play With A Cobra

Nagamandala: Play With A Cobra

  • Title: Nagamandala: Play With A Cobra
  • Author: Girish Karnad
  • ISBN: 9780195655933
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback



The multi ethnic and multi caste communities of the Himalayan regionare today witnessing the revival of ethnic and religious consciousness leading to widespread social and political upheaval This collection engages with the rapid social change and acute religious and identity crises that have emerged in an area extending from Gilgit to Eastern Nepal.


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The epitome of storytelling is, IMO, myth. Myth must have originated around the campfire of primitive man, as he narrated the tales of the hunt suitably embellished with symbols dragged up from the depths of his mind, where it connects with the collective unconscious of humanity. The earliest myth-creators were possibly the earliest dramatists too. That is why drama is an eminently suitable medium for transmitting myth and fable: for on the stage, both time and space telescope and there is a wil [...]

I believe the description given here for the play is total bullshit . The story is set in the south of India and not in the Himalayan region as it says here. Moreover the geographical context is of special import since the play and movie deals with the customs and superstitions of Karnataka . So not only is the description a crass racist bigoted generalisation but also a half assed bullshit attempt to portray some sort of cultural diversity.

A very quick read it was! Thoroughly enjoyed visualizing the characters as the story read. The play of cobra in humans' lives marks a good theme to the play. The play has in it the sense of the local flavour and serves well to the connection between the readers and the region portrayed in the play.

Very nicely written. The personification of the snake with love and adultery is just awesome. Very meaningful.

Writing style was engaging but core story is grandmother's tale, repetitive and read/seen several places earlier.

Gorgeous, haunting play about shapeshifting power of love with a bit of the uncanny thrown I. For good measure.

Pure magic.

I read the Marathi version of this.Its an amazing script/play to read.


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