Elements of ‘Carnivalesque’ in Girish Karnad’s The Fire and the Rain
The objective of this research paper is to examine the elements of carnivalesque in the Grish Karnad’s play The Fire and the Rain. This paper can be divided into three parts. The first part is meant to emphasize the work and place of Grish Karnad in literary world. The second part highlights the origin and place of the concept of carnivalesque in literary theory and its implications to the literature. Finally, the third part tries to trace out carnivalesquian elements in the targeted text, not only on the surface level but also on the deep philosophical level. Thus, this paper is a conscious attempt to fight against fabricated assumptions and hypothetical dominant authorities by using Bakhtinian seminal concept.