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The Mad Genius, Muhammad Bin Tughlaq

 

This theatrical walk set inside the ruins of Jahanpanah explores Delhi through the eyes of the most intriguing Emperor from 14th century, Muhammad-bin Tuglaq. The walk is set in the fourth walled city of Delhi called Jahanpanah which was constructed by the second Tuglaq Emperor Mohammad-bin-Tuglaq, also known as the “mad” king for his absurd ideas that eventually failed.The walk explore the fascinating remains of this city and share stories from the enthralling life of Mohammad-bin Tuglaq. The storytelling will be interspersed with a captivating theatrical performance by trained theatre actor, giving a glimpse into the dual life of one the most visionary Emperors of India.

Yuveka Singh is a professional storyteller and the founder of Darwesh,a professional storytelling organisation residing in the area of culture, education and social research. She has more than 10 years experience in the development sector with specialisation in elementary education, child rights, gender and qualitative research. She believes that stories are the backbone for social change and self transformation.   

Darwesh is a professional storytelling organisation residing in the area of culture, education and social research. Through its work in the cultural space they aim to bring together spaces, places and people in a matrix of stories that connects us with the rich historical and cultural roots of Delhi.

Meeting point: In front of the Sarvarpriya Club

Directions by Delhi Metro: Get down at Hauz Khas metro station gate no 2, take the subway and then start walking towards Sarvapriya Vihar, take the first right cut and from the T point turn right a little further you will see a small market and from there turn left.

Directions Via Road: take outer ring road to reach Sarvapriya Vihar. If you are coming from AIIMS or IIT side, then take then after crossing the Hauz Khas metro station take a U-turn from underneath the over-bridge and then take the first left. Come straight and from the T point turn right a little further you will see a small market and from there turn left. Parking is available at in front of the Jahanpanah complex.

Tips: carry a bottle of water

Extra costs: Nil

More Walks With Darwesh

Earlier Event: December 4
The Walled City Speaks
Later Event: December 4
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