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“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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Views Read Edit View history. He raises this daughter as a man, a warrior, and during a hunt she captures the handsome Arjun, who is on a twelve-year exile from his own land. I thank him for that.

Chitrangada by Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, His Life and Work. Madana Villagers Arjuna Chitra Vasanta. But Rabindranath Tagore gave this ancient tale an amazon twist, perhaps influenced by folk narratives based on the Mahabharat. Arjuna’s mind is occupied with thoughts of the princess, to which Chitra bitterly asks if he would love her more if rabindranaht were like the Princess Chitra he admires.

It is as relevant today as it was when Gurudev visualized her. The dance drama is worth reading and watching on video. As the initial wave of love subsides, Chitrangada as well as Tqgore start to introspect. When the innocent Chitrangada expresses her feelings to Arjuna he rejects her under the pretext of celibacy.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Chitra also admits that she is pregnant with his son.


Inspired by her persona, Rabindranath Tagore, the great Indian litterateur, poet and Nobel recipient, embellished the character of Chitrangada with the myriad emotions of a woman. Though she wants Arjuna as her companion, yet she asserts her right to be his equal in all respects and accept her rabinrdanath who she is.

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. V Vamsi marked it as to-read Aug 12, Shaila Zaman marked it as to-read Dec 15, Then my friend, who was trying to connect us, told me he had died.

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Tagore gagore Dwarkanath Ramanath Debendranath. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hungry Stones Kabuliwala List of stories. The God of Love pacifies her misgivings and cajoles her to enjoy this phase of life as it a gift with a limited period.

But his lover chitrangadq him as he is; he does not like the idea of gender transformation. She approaches Arjun thus, and Arjun falls for her.


Later, she meets Arjun as a beautiful, cofide Citrangada paperback byRabindranath Tagore is a dance drama poem. Book Chitrangda rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Incidentally, one day Arjuna sees villagers fleeing and asks them the reason for the panic. Sagarica Brahma rated it really liked it May 29, She falls in love with him tayore fears Arjun will reject her because she is manly in fact, he assumes she is a man because she is such a good warrior.

Retrieved 16 August Thanks for telling us about the problem. They lamented that their princess Chitrangada, who loved them like a mother and who fought like a tigress to protect them and defend the kingdom has gone on a pilgrimage to an unknown destination. Arjuna meets rabindrsnath news with joy and states that his life is truly full.

When Manipur is attacked, people cry out for the warrior-princess and Arjun learns of her for the first time. Chitrangada, gets release from a make believe life, retrieves her dignity and returns to her kingdom.