“Mahabharata”: Focuses on Arjuna, 3rd brother of the Pandavas. -Meets Chitrangada in Manipur (daughter of the King). -King of Manipur. Rabindranath Tagore’s dance drama Chitrangada is based on this story. written by Rabindranath Tagore; and from there to the film by Rituparno Ghosh. Chitrangada (চিত্রাঙ্গদা). By Rabindranath Tagore. Picture. To read this Dance Drama click here . Anwar. Share · t. Powered by Create your own unique.

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Ram Kumar marked it as to-read Dec 06, Never having told him her name, Chitra assures Arjuna that he would never have noticed Chitra if he had passed by her and tries to coax him into bed. To see what your friends rabindranatb of this book, please sign up.

Chitrangada by Rabindranath Tagore. This page was last edited on 21 Augustat As days pass by she is suffocated under the burden of borrowed beauty. The dance drama is worth reading and watching on video.

But Rabindranath Tagore gave this ancient tale an amazon twist, perhaps bt by folk narratives based on the Mahabharat. Gitanjali Song OfferingsGora Fair-Facedand Ghare-Baire The Home and the World are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed—or panned—for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and unnatural contemplation.

I thank him for that. Chitrangada returns to Madana and beseeches him to release chitrangqda from this life of duplicity. The Religion of Man. Tagore family Dwarkanath Ramanath Debendranath.


When the innocent Chitrangada expresses her feelings to Arjuna he rejects her under the pretext of celibacy. Manali marked it as to-read Jan 23, So Chitrangada asks Madan, god of love, to make rabinddanath more womanly. Moved by her pleas, the two gods give her not just one day but an entire year to spend with Arjuna.

Soumi Banerjee rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Chitra does chirtangada, but throughout their year together she assumes that Arjuna will not love her once the year is up. The story goes that the brave Arjuna during his period of exile took to the hills for meditation.


Chitra remarks that she has no past and that she’s as transient as a drop of dew, which upsets Arjuna. Arjuna is besotted by her beauty and consequently breaks his vow of celibacy.

Princess Chitrangada, a brilliant and brave character mentioned in the great Indian epic Mahabharata, was a warrior princess of Tagoree, who fell in love with Arjuna, whose prowess in archery is well-known. Refresh and try again. The God of Love pacifies her misgivings and cajoles her to enjoy this phase of life as it a gift with a limited period.

Arjuna accepts her on her own terms. By the end of the year, she reveals her real self to Arjun. Natir Puja film Kshudhita Pashan.

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Tagore has concieved her character stong character. When Manipur is attacked, people cry out for the warrior-princess and Arjun learns of her for rabindrqnath first time. She falls in love with him but fears Arjun will reject her because she is manly in fact, he assumes she is a man because she is such a good warrior. Then my rabinddanath, who was rablndranath to connect us, told me he had died. The play ends with Chitra finally admitting to Arjuna that she is the princess of which he spoke of and that she begged for beauty in order to win him over.


They agree and later meet her father, the King who accepts the proposal on condition that their child will remain in Manipur only. Later, she meets Arjun as a beautiful, cofide Citrangada paperback byRabindranath Tagore is a dance drama poem.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. With the year approaching its end, Chitra asks that the two gods make her last night her most beautiful, which they do. KhepiAri rated it liked it Sep 13, She is a great warrior and hero despite being born as a woman, but has never had the chance to truly live as a woman or learn how to use “feminine wiles”.