“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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So Chitrangada asks Madan, god of love, to make her more womanly. She admits that she is not a perfect beauty, but that if he would accept her cihtrangada she would remain with him forever.

His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and ess Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West. Aishu Rehman marked it as to-read Mar 14, Review of Reviews and World’s Work, Volume Timeline List of works. Moved by her pleas, the two gods give her not just one day but an entire year to spend with Arjuna.

Retrieved from ” https: Chitrangada asks him to disclose his identity and when she comes to know that it is the mighty Arjuna, she is in awe and determined to win his love. She undergoes an upheaval of emotions. Nov 14, Prabhat rated it it was amazing Shelves: The two gods scold her as they had only given her what she had asked of them.


Arjuna replies that since she has always kept her true self a secret, he has never truly grown to love her as much as he could and that his love is “incomplete”.

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West. But Rabindranath Tagore gave this ancient tale an amazon twist, perhaps influenced by folk narratives based on the Mahabharat.

With the year approaching its end, Chitra asks that the two gods make her last night her chitrzngada beautiful, which they do.

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Tagore has concieved her character stong character. The next scene opens with Arjuna marveling over the perfect beauty he ranindranath seen.

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Review of Reviews company. They ask Chitra who she is and what is bothering her, to which she replies that she is the daughter of the king of Manipur and has been raised like a boy as her father had no male heir.

Arjuna’s mind is occupied with thoughts of the princess, to chktrangada Chitra bitterly asks if he would love her more if she were like the Princess Chitra he admires. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Chitra replies that despite their gift, she sees the perfect beauty as a being separate from herself and that even if she had slept with Arjuna, it would not be the true her that he loved- only her beauty.


Arjuna meets this news with joy and tabore that his life is truly full. Noticing that this upsets her, Arjuna tries to console his companion.

Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore exhibition book Rabindra Chitravali book. For one who has never known a life other than the battle field and defending her kingdom, Chitrangada is transfixed by the attractive Arjuna and despite herself falls in love with him. Books by Rabindranath Tagore. To this observation, Arjuna says that had she been there he would have fought the marauders along with the warrior princess.

I thank him for that. Her father has no sons and bh he allows her to marry Arjun provided Rabindrnath does not claim the children born of the union.


The dance drama is worth reading and watching on video. Chitra remarks that she has no past and that she’s as transient as a drop of dew, which upsets Arjuna. Arnab Chatterjee added it Jun 18, Views Read Edit View history.

Paperback78 pages. She prays to Gods who bless her with beauty and grace for one year. Bhanusimha Thakurer Padabali Gitanjali In Mahabharata, she is brings up has son as a single parent.

Citrangada paperback byRabindranath Tagore is a dance drama poem. His compositions were chosen by two nations as national anthems: No trivia or quizzes yet. Early life Middle years Political views. Thus Arjun loves Chitrangada for who she is, not what she pretends to be.