What is the main idea of the Tughlaq?
Tughlaq is well known for Secularism. Despite being a Muslim Sultan, Tughlaq shows a great heart towards the Hindus. He desires himself to be seen as an idealist who wants a unity between Hindus and Muslims. In order to win hearts of Hindus, he favors Hindus more in his decisions and policies.
What is the character of Tughlaq?
Tughlaq is the emperor. His character is highly complex and enigmatic throughout the play. He holds all the power after the death of his father and elder brother by an accident as he claims. However, many citizens think that Tughlaq killed both of them for power, as his mother thinks.
Is Tughlaq a well structured play?
Tughlaq has been described as a well-structured play. Rajendra Paul calls it a beautifully structured play. The scenes, he says, are so juxtaposed that ‘you are not allowed to be either carried away by your hatred towards Tughlaq for his Machiavellian machinations or by your sympathy or admiration for his idealism”.
Do you consider Tughlaq as a tragedy of intrigue?
“Tughlaq” is a classic in Indian English drama. The play is an artistically successful presentation of the complexity of the character of its protagonist. It depicts the disintegration of a powerful personality within a span of five years. The play is regarded as modern tragedy of intrigues.
Which Persian poet did Tughlaq appreciate?
Option (b) Amir Khusrau is the famous Sufi poet and scholar who had written about the rule of The Tughlaqs in his masnavi called Tughlaq Nama in Persian. This is the correct answer.
What is the symbolic significance of the characters Aziz and Azam in the play Tughlaq?
The play highlights this point through two characters, Aziz and Azam, who represent a section of people who are even cleverer and who take advantage of every law to enrich themselves.
Who defeated Muhammad Bin Tughlaq?
The Battle of Singoli (1336 CE) was fought between the Rajput Rana of Mewar Hammir Singh and the Tughlaq Army at Singoli, in present day Madhya Pradesh, India in which Hammir Singh defeated Tughlaq forces and Muhammad bin Tughluq himself was taken as a prisoner.
Who is Barani in the play Tughlaq?
Barani never held a post, but was a nadim (companion) of Muhammad bin Tughlaq for seventeen years. During this period he was very close to Amir Khusro. After Tughlaq was deposed, he fell out of favor.
Is Tughlaq a political allegory?
Tughlaq ruled in the fourteenth century and Nehru in the 1950s and 1960s. Striking parallels can be drawn between the two ages and this makes Tughlaq a great political allegory.
Where does the action of the play Tughlaq take place?
But the three unities of time, place and action have been flouted. The action of the play takes place first of all in Delhi in the year 1327, then on the road from Delhi to Daulatabad and lastly in and around the fort at Daulatabad five years later.
Who killed Tughlaq father?
b Muhammad Bin Tughlaq
b Muhammad Bin Tughlaq was responsible for the murder of his father Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq. To welcome the Sultan a temporary wooden pavilion had been hastily constructed at Afganpur a village some distance away from Tughlaqabad. All of a sudden the pavillion came crashing down and killing the sultan Ghiyasuddin.
How did Tughlaq dynasty end?
During the period of Nasir-ud-din Mohammed Tughlaq, he invaded India. In 1398 A.D. Timur captured Delhi and caused the annihilation of the Tughlaq dynasty by pillaging and slaughtering people.