“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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This page was last edited on 21 Augustat Book Worm rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Preview — Chitrangada by Rabindranath Tagore. Then my friend, who was trying to connect us, told me he had died. To ask other readers questions about Chitrangada chitrangsda, please sign up. Chitra does so, but throughout their year together she assumes that Arjuna will not love her once the year is up. On one of her hunting forays she came across Arjuna.


KhepiAri rated it liked it Sep 13, 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. However around the same time Arjuna hears tales of the warrior Princess Chitra and begins to wonder what she might be like.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Critical reception for Chitra throughout the years has been positive, [4] [5] and the work has been described as “the crown of this first half of the poet’s career.

She is shown as strong, independent, confident and intelligent. Arjuna’s mind is occupied with thoughts of the princess, to which Chitra bitterly asks if he would love her more if she were like the Princess Chitra he admires. Soumi Banerjee rated it it was amazing Feb 22, In the film, the man who claims to love Rudra, the character played by Rituparno himself, rejects Rudra when Rudra decides to change his gender through surgery, and become a woman, so as to fit into a normative heterosexual framework.


A woman of substance believes in her independence and freedom of expression……….

Rest in peace, my friend. Julian—Gregorian uncertainty Articles with Project Gutenberg links. I thank him for that. Thus Arjun loves Chitrangada for who she is, not what she pretends to be. Retrieved 16 August Her tagoe has no sons and so he allows her to marry Arjun provided Arjun does not claim the children born of the union.

Later, she meets Arjun as a beautiful, cofide Citrangada paperback byRabindranath Tagore is a dance drama poem. The following day she tried to approach him and plead her case, but Arjuna turned her away due to his vows.

Paperback78 pages. As the initial wave of love subsides, Chitrangada as well as Arjuna start to introspect. Islam rated it really liked it Sep 09, 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”.

Chitrangada – Tagore’s Ebook

I remember the joy I felt long ago when I read in a magazine he was reading my book, Jaya, on the Mahabharat and that he was planning to do a film on Draupadi. Early life Middle years Political views. Chitra explains that she had met the warrior hero Arjuna after seeing him in the forest while she was hunting for game. Despite knowing chitrangads he had pledged several vows including one for twelve years of celibacyChitra fell rabiindranath in love with him.

The play ends with Chitrangqda 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. Arjuna declines, saying that some villagers have informed him that Manipur is under attack. Shaila Zaman marked it as to-read Dec 15, Want to Read saving….


She prays to Gods who bless her with beauty and grace for one year. Rushikesh marked it as to-read Sep 09, 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.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign chitrabgada. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This becomes a moment of realization for Chitrangada, about her true strength, her duty towards her people and kingdom and her desire to shed the mask of falsehood.

She is impressed and enamoured by his looks. Manali marked it as to-read Jan 23, Arjuna is besotted by her beauty and consequently breaks his vow of celibacy. But that film will never happen.

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. It is based on the theme of Mahabharata. After while Ragindranath is touring the north east, Manipur, he tagpre Chitrangada dressed as a man.

Chitra begs with the two gods to give her a day of perfect beauty so she can win over Arjuna and have just one night of love with him. Arnab Chatterjee added it Jun 18, A pleasantly surprised, Chitrangada, begs Madan to restore her to her original form, and Arjun loves her even more.

He requests to know what she is searching for, chittrangada which Chitra coyly replies that she is seeking the man of her desires.

As days pass by she is suffocated under the burden of borrowed beauty. Books by Rabindranath Tagore.