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'Guards at the Taj' Navigates the Dark Night of the Soul

The year is 1648 and two imperial guards, Hamayun and Babar, are charged with night watch at the entrance to the gates of the Taj Mahal, which at daylight will be unveiled to the public by emperor Shah Jahan after nearly two decades of construction. 535 more words

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Guards at the Taj Off-Broadway

“I killed Beauty,” laments a character in Rajiv Joseph’s riveting new play Guards at the Taj, receiving its world premiere in a top-notch Off-Broadway production at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater. 493 more words


'Guards At The Taj' Asks If Beauty and Violence Must Exist Together

There is a legend that upon the completion of the Taj Mahal, Emperor Shah Jahan ordered that his architect and laborers have their hands cut off  so that nothing more beautiful than the Taj Mahal would ever be constructed. 553 more words