Chitrangada has 7 ratings and 1 review. Prabhat said: Citrangada (paperback) byRabindranath Tagore is a dance drama poem. It is based on. Chitrangada, in the Mahabharat, is simply a princess of Manipur. But Rabindranath Tagore gave this ancient tale an amazon twist, perhaps. Title Chitrangada () Author1 Tagore, Rabindranath Author2 NULL Subject LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE Language bengali.

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She prays to Gods who bless her with beauty and grace for one year. Moved by her pleas, the two gods give her not just one day but an entire year to spend with Arjuna. A pleasantly surprised, Chitrangada, begs Madan to restore her to her original form, and Arjun loves her even more. Manali marked it as to-read Jan 23, Later the next day, Chitra admits to Madana and Vasanta that she had spurned Arjuna due to him falling for what she saw as a false image of herself.

Chitrangada ( 1905)

When the innocent Chitrangada expresses her feelings to Arjuna he rejects her under the pretext of celibacy. I thank him for that. Though it is true that she desires Arjun, but she desires him as an equal and without the trappings of beauty on lease.

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Rabindranath Tagore, His Life and Work. 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.


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The territory came under the kingdom of Chitrangada, the warrior princess of Manipur. After while Arjun is touring the north east, Manipur, he meets Chitrangada dressed as a man. Early life Middle years Political views. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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

Inspired by her persona, Xhitrangada Tagore, the great Indian litterateur, poet and Nobel recipient, embellished the character of Chitrangada with the myriad emotions of a woman.

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. 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 chiitrangada thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West.

Chitrangada by Rabindranath Tagore

chitarngada Aishu Rehman marked it as to-read Mar 14, 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”.

Refresh and try again. 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. Tagore has concieved her character stong character.


Hungry Stones Kabuliwala List of stories. Citrangada paperback byRabindranath Tagore is a dance drama poem. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays spoke to topics political and personal. The Cult of the Charkha. Despite knowing that he had pledged several vows including one for twelve years of celibacyChitra fell instantly in love with him.

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Arjuna meets this news with joy and states that his life is truly full. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. During chirangada 12 year exile period of Pandavas, Arjun leaves the rest of the family and completes his tapasya and is gifted with arms by Gods. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Arjuna is besotted by her beauty and consequently breaks his vow of celibacy.

Want to Read saving…. 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. Storyline of Chitrangada as presented in the dance drama. Return to Book Page.

Arjuna accepts her on her own terms. His compositions were chosen by two nations as national anthems: