Girish Karnad, playwright.
From the description of Naga Mandala: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485807
Bali - The Sacrifice is a play written by Girish Raghunath Karnad, (b. 1938.) Karnad writes in the Kannada language, from the Indian state of Karnataka.
Karnad has explained that the play is based upon a story taken from a tenth century Jain epic written by Somadeva Suri, “Yashastilaka.” This was about a Hindu king and his Jain queen. Early drafts had been in Kannada, but it was finally written in English. It was produced in response to a request from the Leicester Haymarket Theatre. Vayu Naidu, the chief of Natak, The Asian Theatre Initiative of the Haymarket, and Kathleen Hamilton, the chief executive, made no stipulation as to the subject of the play, allowing him to derive inspiration from mythology.
From the guide to the Bali Collection, 1999-2003, (Special Collections, Brunel University Library)