The Plays of Girish Karnad: A Study in Existentialism
As a student of philosophy and literature, I was fascinated by the modern philosophical thought of existentialism and that of its exponents like Dane Soren Kierkegaard, Martin Heidegger, Jean Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Kafka and others. Girish Karnad was also influenced by these modern philosophers.
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