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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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V Vamsi marked it as to-read Aug 12, With the year approaching its end, Chitra asks that the two gods make her last night her most beautiful, which they do. Books chitrqngada Rabindranath Tagore. 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 dhitrangada falsehood.

A transformed beautiful Chitrangada by design starts living in the forest temple close to the place where Arjuna meditated and charms him. Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore exhibition book Rabindra Chitravali book.

He longs to meet this woman who he feels is extraordinary.

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Moved by her pleas, the two gods give her not just one day but an entire year to spend with Arjuna. Chitra remarks that she has no past and that she’s as transient as a drop of dew, which upsets Arjuna.

Princess Chitrangada, a brilliant and brave character mentioned in the great Indian epic Mahabharata, was a warrior princess of Manipur, who fell in love with Arjuna, whose prowess in archery is well-known. Book Worm rated it it was amazing Dec 12, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Shaila Zaman marked it as to-read Dec 15, And Rituparno provoked many such thoughts. She admits that she is not a perfect beauty, but that if he would accept her b she would remain with him forever.


Later, she meets Arjun as a beautiful, cofident, mature and self-assured woman.

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Tagore has concieved her character stong character. Though it is true that she desires Arjun, but she desires him as an equal and without the trappings of beauty on lease. Early life Middle years Political views. Chitra assures him that the city is well protected, but to no avail. Nov 14, Prabhat rated it it was amazing Shelves: Chitrangada returns to Madana and beseeches him to release her from this life of duplicity.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Chitra does so, but throughout their year together she assumes that Arjuna will not love her once the year is up.

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”. Lists with This Book. He requests to know what she is searching for, to which Chitra coyly replies that she is seeking the man of her desires.

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. She undergoes an upheaval of emotions. 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.


Rushikesh marked it as to-read Sep 09, Madana Villagers Arjuna Chitra Vasanta. Through her dance production, Ranjana, recounts the tale of Chitrangada, a Manipuri princess, who through her passion for Arjuna the great warrior from the epic Mahabharata, came to realize that her true power and potential as a woman lay in her duty towards society.

Chitra finds that rather than make her happy, hearing this makes her extremely unhappy since he is not falling for her true self and tells him not to offer his heart to an illusion. 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. But Rabindranath Tagore gave this ancient tale an amazon twist, perhaps influenced by folk narratives based on the Mahabharat.

Rabindraanth 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.