Routes 2 Roots organized 2 Historical plays "Dara" and “Bullha" by Ajoka Theatre from Pakistan in Kamani Auditorium on 30th and 31st May 2011.
“Dara” is about the less-known but extremely dramatic and moving story of Dara Shikoh, eldest son of Emperor Shahjahan, who was imprisoned and executed by his younger brother Aurangzeb. Dara was not only a crown prince but also a poet, a painter and a Sufi.
"Bulleh Shah" (1680-1758) lived in the times of the downfall of the Mughal Empire, characterized by internecine conflicts, rebellions, civil and religious strife and total ideological and political chaos, times essentially not much different for the present day South Asia. Bulleh Shah was a beacon of hope and humanism, His powerful voice called for tolerance and love, while there was bigotism and hatred all around.