A play by D.L. Roy in bengali
The year was 1658. Frail, Old ShahJahan was convalescing from his
serious illness and his sons were ready in arms to capture the throne.
Only Jahanara is looking after him, always, as the most devoted daughter,
fearless in her sense of right and wrong. Aurangzeb is making moves to remove his thorns,
his own brothers - Dara, Suja and Morad, one after another,
towards his ultimate goal to be the sole successor , reign the empire and build a pure
Islamic India. The Rajput kings are falling into the traps of Aurangzeb like helpless pawns,
only to watch the earth is slipping under their feet. India was seeing one of its bloodiest
politics in its history.
15 characters in 5 acts were breaking and weaving the fabric of Indian history and the fate of India.
Almost an absurdity was forming from the stark reality, perceived imagination and something gray in between.
Quintessentially Theatrical, in its truest sense.
And Now, Shahjahan is HERE.
With all its elements of Conspiracy, murder and vengeance
With valor, compassion, Helplessness and the voice of conscience
With Romance, Comedy and the eternal humane essence.
For the first time in Bay area, Bay Bahurupi presents this magnificent classic in a
grandeur presentation with spectacular sets, lights and music to re-create the history,
to capture the time, one of the most critical time of Indian political mosaic
through the abstract mirror of this timeless wonder- SHAH JAHAN
On August 26th, 2006
At Cubberly Auditorium, Palo Alto
2 Consecutive shows – at 3 PM and 6 PM
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