“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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She admits that she is not a perfect beauty, but that if he would accept her then she would remain with him forever. Timeline List of works. Aishu Rehman marked it as to-read Mar 14, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Arjuna comes to meet Chitrangada rabindranaath her court and seeks her hand in marriage.

Chitrangada by Rabindranath Tagore

He also begins to ask Chitra questions about her past, wondering if she has anyone at home that is missing her. 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. 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.

Storyline of Chitrangada as presented in the dance drama.

Though she wants Arjuna as her companion, yet she asserts her right to be his equal in all respects and accept her for who she is. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Arjuna meets this news with joy and states that his life is truly full.

The story goes that the brave Arjuna during his period of chitrangadq took to the hills for meditation. 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.

So Chitrangada asks Madan, god of love, to make her more womanly. This page was last edited on 21 Augustat This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


Preview — Chitrangada by Rabindranath Tagore. 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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The two gods scold her as they had only given her what she had asked of them. A pleasantly surprised, Chitrangada, chktrangada Madan to restore her to her original form, and Arjun loves her even more.

However around the same time Arjuna hears tales of the warrior Princess Chitra and begins to wonder what she might be like. The Cult of the Charkha. Arjuna declines, saying that some villagers have informed him that Manipur is under attack. 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As days pass by she is suffocated under the burden of borrowed beauty. Then my friend, who was trying to connect us, told me he had died. Moved by her pleas, the two gods give her not eabindranath one day but an entire year to spend chitrangadq Arjuna.

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.

Refresh and try again. She approaches Arjun thus, and Arjun falls for her. With the year approaching its end, Chitra asks that the two gods make her last night her most beautiful, which they do. The two go back and forth until Chitra admits that she is looking for him, which prompts Arjuna to say that he will no longer hold to his vows of chastity.

She undergoes an upheaval of emotions. Chitra explains that she had met the warrior hero Arjuna after seeing him in the forest while she was hunting for game. 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. Later, she meets Arjun as a beautiful, cofident, mature and self-assured woman. Arjuna accepts her on her own terms. Open Preview See a Problem?



Arjuna is besotted by her beauty and consequently breaks his vow of celibacy. As the initial wave of love subsides, Chitrangada as well as Arjuna start to introspect. Anisur Rh marked it as to-read Oct 27, 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. Bhanusimha Thakurer Padabali Gitanjali Sagarica Brahma rated it really liked it May 29, 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.

After much time has passed, Arjuna begins to grow restless and longs to hunt once again. He longs to meet this woman who he feels is extraordinary.

In the yearTagore gave a new dimension to the story of Chitrangada and set it in a dance drama, which turned out to be one of his most popular dance-drama. Tagore family Dwarkanath Ramanath Debendranath. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays spoke to topics political and personal.

Shaila Zaman marked it as to-read Dec 15, A transformed beautiful Chitrangada by design starts living in the forest temple close to the place where Arjuna meditated and charms him. Hungry Stones Kabuliwala List of stories.