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Embark on rich theatrical journey to explore lesser known herstory of Delhi with Darwesh. This time we take you to the court of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and bring to you the political intrigues that plagued his court through the eyes of his daughters Jahanara Begum and Roshanara Begum.
Join us as we re-create Delhi’s past inside the Tomb Roshanara Begum!
DATE: 16th July | DAY: Sunday
TIME: 9.00 am to 11.00 am
MEETING POINT: Roshanara Bagh
CHARGES for single: 600.00 INR / person
CHARGES for 2 & more: 500.00 INR/ person
CONTACT PERSON FOR ANY QUERIES: Yuveka Singh | firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO REACH (via metro):
Get down at Kashmere Gate metro station on the YELLOW LINE (that terminates at ‘Jahangirpuri’ or ‘Vishwavidyalaya’ metro station), Then change to RED Line. Take the metro that terminates at ‘Rithala’. Get down at PULBANGASH metro station. Pulbangash is only two stations from Kashmere gate. Once you get down from the station take an rickshaw towards Roshanara Bagh. Come to the main entrance to the garden. Please tell the rickshaw driver to take to the tomb or ‘makbara’
Kindly see map direction from Pulbangash metro station to RoshanaraBagh- http://goo.gl/nrJ3gQ
ABOUT THE WALK:
This walk is an ode to women in Delhi and exploration of Delhi’s herstories. The walk is set in 17th century when the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is not fit to rule his empire in Shahjahanabad (now Old Delhi) and this leads to a constant battle of power and principles between his sons and daughters. The story of this troubled time is represented through the perspective of Shah Jahan’s powerful first and second daughter, Jahanara Begum and Roshanara Begum respectively. Even though both Jahanara and Roshanara lived active courtly lives, they died sad and lonely deaths. It follows their personal journey through their rise into power with the support of their father Shah Jahan and brother Aurangzeb, their hatred towards each other, their political difference and eventually to their downfall. The entire play unfolds through dialogues between Jahanara and Roshanara interspersed with storytelling.
This is a theater walk and all characters are played by professionally trained actors.