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Paper Title: History of the Colonized Justified in Girish Karnad's 'Dreams of Tipu Sultan'
Authors Name: Dr. Channabasappa Inalli
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Published Paper Id: IJNRD2209170
Published In: Volume 7 Issue 9, September-2022
DOI: http://doi.one/10.1729/Journal.32028
Abstract: The play interrogates the very established mode/process of writing history. Karnad wants to free Tipu’s history from its colonial distortions and perversions. The new historicist perspective is very subtly and aptly presented in the play through the following sarcastic and rhetorical words of Indian Court historian Kirmani to Mackenzi, “ Your version of history is already prepared. It’s of what use to listen to my babblings now? : Irony is that I have lost the right to speak about my own culture.” Karnad’s play is a kind of Counter history that resists subjugation/oblivion – It is a counter-memory. So, Karnad depicts Tipu as an intelligent, empathetic, tolerant leader seeking prosperity and happiness of his subjects; as a sagacious person with a modernist approach in trade, literature, music, science, agriculture, medicine ,warfare etc almost in every facets of life. Karnad has resurrected magnanimous personality of Tipu in the play . The hidden cunning games of the colonizer are exposed in the play. The play questions the way history has been and is being written. It attempts to throw light on alternative ,rather true interpretation of Tipu’s life and history. The play is a postcolonial attempt to bring back real Tipu who had been subjugated in the domain of western knowledge. The paper identifies the doubly alienated condition of Tipu in today's communally charged environment . In this sense, the play is a right response to the present scenario of Karnataka ( old Mysore state) where misrepresentation of Tipu and hatred for Muslims has become a political propaganda for some section of people.
Keywords: interrogating the mode of writing history, colonial distortions and perversions, new historicist perspective , Tipu as a good human being, subjugated knowledges,
Cite Article: "History of the Colonized Justified in Girish Karnad's 'Dreams of Tipu Sultan'", International Journal of Novel Research and Development (www.ijnrd.org), ISSN:2456-4184, Vol.7, Issue 9, page no.1453-1456, September-2022, Available :http://www.ijnrd.org/papers/IJNRD2209170.pdf
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Publication Details: Published Paper ID:IJNRD2209170
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Published In: Volume 7 Issue 9, September-2022
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): http://doi.one/10.1729/Journal.32028
Page No: 1453-1456
Country: Dharwad, Karnataka, India
Research Area: Arts
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