• Monday, August 15, 2022

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Actress Neerja Naik on her lead role in the Captive Queen

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING A STORY set in Mughal India, which has been reimagined for the first time in more than 300 years, is currently showing at a London theatre. The Captive Queen is a modern- day version of John Dryden’s 1676 tragic-drama Aureng-zebe, a story set in Mughal India and loosely based on the relationship between the four sons of Shah Jahan, the fifth Mogul emperor, who built the Taj Mahal for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Currently being shown at the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in central London, the story is set in the woollen mills of northern England in…

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