Pooja Sehgal Batta theatre brings Ekalavya Theatre Dehradun play Aurangzeb.
Indira Parthasarathy written and Shahid Anwar translated play" Aurangzeb "depicts the era of Mughal rule when ShahJahan proclaims his eldest son Dara Shikoh to be the emperor in 1657 . He has promised that he will get the Syah Mahal built on the lines of the Taj Mahal. Dara makes a promise in the affection of his father but everyone is against the Syah Mahal . When Shah Jahan started falling ill, the battle for the throne started between his four sons Dara, Shuja, Murad and Aurangzeb. But the real battle was between Dara and Aurangzeb, this battle was not just a war of throne, but the dream. And there was a war of ideas. Dara who believed every religion whose dream was like Akbar to eliminate religious distances and lay the foundation of a non-religious Hindustan and The Aurangzeb was true Muslim and believed in one country ,one language , one religion. Shah Jahan also had two daughters, where Jahanara was with Dara and aurangzeb was accompanied by Roshanara .In 1658 ,Aurangzeb and Dara's forces fought in the Samugan plain. In which Dara Shikoh was defeated. Aurangzeb seized the throne and took Shah Jahan and Jahanara captive. Dara also wanted to escape from Aurangzeb and leave India. For which he asked for help from Malik Jeevan but jeevan Malik betrays him and handed over Dara Shikoh to Aurangzeb. Aurangzeb condemned Dara to death because he thought dara was Islams enemy. At the end of the play, Aurangzeb is seen to be at war with himself, where he sees the bigotry of his life. Ultimately he finds himself guilty of killing many people, he asks himself whether I am a religious slave or a yateem?
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