The story of Begum Mahal traces the life of a ‘Begum’ who owned a large property in Central Bangalore. A multi-story heritage bungalow called ‘Begum Mahal’ stood at the center of the property, and around it lived a working-class community that depended on the Begum and her son. The rich narrative script reflects different perceptions about the Begum, her son and the Mahal. It also traces our journey in search of the Begum. The play not just the story of Bangalore’s transformation, but the story of every Indian city that has lost several open, inclusive spaces of expression, conversation, resistance, and freedom.