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Saturday, March 3, 2018 5:00 PM
An exploration of the period of South Asian history referenced in Rajiv Joseph's play "Guards at the Taj." The plot revolves around the construction of the Taj Majal and raises questions about how grand building projects affect the ordinary lives of people who are caught in the great game of power and politics. During this symposia, actors will perform scenes from "Guards at the Taj" and audience members will be guided to explore the following questions: What drives the building of a monumental masterpiece like the Taj Majal? To whose benefit? At what cost? These questions -- as well as related questions raised in the play about beauty, love, and the power to design one's life -- will all be posed in relationship to the history of India and in the context of today's cultural/political climate.