This Life at Play
Translated by Girish Karnad and Srinath Perur
The playwright and director Girish Karnad’s memoir begins with his mother Krishnabai Mankikar’s own autobiography and the story of her life. It goes on to recall his childhood in Sirsi and Dharwad, his time at Karnatak College, his work in the theatre and anecdotes about his early performances, including one of The Ugly Duckling.
Fourth Estate, Harper Collins, Rs 799, 320 pages