Revisit the illustrious Mughal era by attending the play, Aurangzeb where the protagonists are Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb and Dara Shukoh, all with parallel trajectories in the narration.
Shah Jahan symbolises a decadent, self-indulgent, romantic aestheticism; Aurangzeb articulates and fiercely fights to establish an Islamic fundamentalist state; and Dara projects himself as a philosopher-statesman striving to preserve a pluralist society and nation. Each of the three characters have different agendas — Shah Jahan dreams about a black-marble-palace for himself, Aurangzeb dreams of one nation, one language, one religion, while Dara fears that Aurangzeb will destroy the precious heritage of Akbar.
The play’s theme is about the struggles and contradictory dispositions of its key characters: Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb; Dara and Aurangzeb; Jahanara and Roshanara; and finally Aurangzeb versus Aurangzeb.
On October 20, 7.45 pm
At: Swatantriya Veer Savarkar Sabhagruha, Shivaji Park,