Episode 1: An Introduction

Girish spoke mainly about his writing and the ideas that formed and motivated him. Arshia and Anmol speak about how the series took shape and introduce the subsequent episodes. In this episode, we hear Girish talk about his life in films and in cultural institutions, topics he did not return to in later conversations.

Show Notes

  1. Girish Karnad interviews Fearless Nadia, whose stunt films he loved watching as a child. (06:45)
  2. Girish Karnad’s foreword to Guillermo Rodríguez’s When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan’s Poetics. (06:45)
  3. Samskara (1970), directed by Pattabhirama Reddy. (06:45)
  4. Girish Karnad on his acting debut in Samskara. (06:45)
  5. Swami (1977), directed by Basu Chatterjee. (06:45)
  6. A memorial lecture on AK Ramanujan, delivered by Girish Karnad. (33:00)
  7. Girish Karnad on why he was against the felicitation of VS Naipaul. (35:27)