Z Space Presents:

The Twentieth Wife

A collaboration by kathak dancer Farah Yasmeen Shaikh and author Indu Sundaresan

January 16 - 18, 2015 on Z Space's Main Stage

Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, kathak artist, in collaboration with acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan, present The Twentieth Wife, a tale of one of India's most powerful women, Empress Noor Jahan, told through dance, live music, multi-media and live narration by Indu Sundaresan.

Set amidst the the splendor and luxury of the opulent courts of the Mughal Empire of India, Noor Jahan is the twentieth wife of Emperor Jahangir. Living in the imperial harem, she assumes great power bestowed upon her by her husband, who loves her obsessively, and trusts her beyond anyone else, and spends most of her life fighting fiercely to maintain her delicate power.


Musical Director: Salar Nader

Additional Musical Contributors:
Ben Kunin, sarod
Raginder Momi Singh, violin
Deepti Warrier, vocals
Irum Musharraf, vocals