Punjabi Theatre Academy
Hind Da RakhaBy Tajinder Sindra
A captivating new play exploring religious freedom in India
Marking the 400th birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Punjabi Theatre bring you this thought-provoking retelling of Punjab history, inspired by facsinating true-life events.
Chronicaling the ninth Guru's life story, this gripping play starts in Amritsar 1621 with the birth of Tyaga Mal, later be known as Tegh Bahadur (brave sword wielder), and explores the founding of Anandpur Sahib (City of Punjab).
In a turbulent time when Emperor Aurangzeb forced Hindus to convert in Hindustan, Kashmiri Pandits travel to Anandpur to meet Guru Tegh Bahadur for guidance. Bahadur passes on the message to Emperor Aurangzeb that if he succeeds in converting, then all the Kashmiri Pandits will willingly accept conversion.
But what will Guru Tegh Behadur have to sacrifice to keep the faith of this community alive?
The Punjabi Theatre Academy aims to increase public awareness and knowledge of Sikh history, philosophy and practises through the use of Performing Arts. They were the co-creators of the highly celebrated India Gate.
Please note: this play is performed in a combination of Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu. There will be synopsisies of each scene in English, made available to all audience members.
Running time: 90 minutes.