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Girish Karnad's Tughlaq to return to city after 40 years

Forty years after being staged by Ebrahim Alkazi at Purana Qila, Tughlaq is set to return to the city on Sunday. The play, written by Girish Karnad, will be staged at the ruins of Feroz Shah Kotla from Sunday till November 5.

delhi Updated: Oct 27, 2012 23:08 IST
HT Correspondent

Forty years after being staged by Ebrahim Alkazi at Purana Qila, Tughlaq is set to return to the city on Sunday.

The play, written by Girish Karnad, will be staged at the ruins of Feroz Shah Kotla from Sunday till November 5.

The play was written by Karnad in 1964 in Kannada. It is believed to be an allegory of the situation prevalent then in the country.

Nearly 1,200 people will be able to watch the play, being directed by Bhanu Bharti and organised by the Delhi government's department of art, culture and language and the Sahitya Kala Parishad.

Bharti had staged Andha Yug at the ruins of Feroz Shah Kotla last year.

Tughlaq is based on the life of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq, who is considered to be among the most controversial sultans of Delhi.

According to the organisers, the tickets for the first four days are already sold out. "We have been overwhelmed by the response. We are expecting a large audiences as most of the passes have been booked already," said Bharti.

The play will be staged for the first time at the fortress built and once ruled by Muhammad Bin Tughlaq's successor, Feroz Shah Tughlaq.