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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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Chitrangada, gets release from a make believe life, retrieves her dignity and returns to her kingdom. The two gods scold her as they had only given her what she had asked of them. They agree and later meet her father, the King who cihtrangada the proposal on condition that their child will remain in Manipur only. Retrieved 16 August By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

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.

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. Thus Arjun loves Chitrangada for who she rzbindranath, not what she pretends to be.


He also begins to ask Chitra questions about her past, wondering if she has anyone at home that is missing her. But Rabindranath Tagore gave this ancient tale an amazon twist, perhaps influenced by folk narratives based chotrangada the Mahabharat.

Chitra assures him that the city is well protected, but to no avail. 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.

Chitrangada by Rabindranath Tagore. Incidentally, one day Arjuna sees villagers fleeing and asks them the reason for the panic.

Preview — Chitrangada by Rabindranath Tagore.

Despite knowing that he had pledged several vows including one for twelve years of chotrangadaChitra fell instantly in love with him.

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.


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. Manali marked it as to-read Jan 23, Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. No trivia or quizzes yet. Later, she meets Arjun as a beautiful, cofident, mature and self-assured woman. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Arjuna accepts her on her rabindransth terms. The following day she tried to approach him and plead her case, but Arjuna turned her away due to his vows. Chitra has been performed worldwide and has been adapted into several different formats, such as dance.

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”.


The territory came under the kingdom of Chitrangada, the warrior princess of Manipur. As the initial wave of love subsides, Chitrangada as well as Arjuna start to introspect. Chitrangada returns to Madana and beseeches him to release her from this life of duplicity.

Chitra also admits that she is pregnant with his son. Refresh and try again. This page was last edited on 21 Augustat Chitrangada therefore becomes the exemplary woman.

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The two go back and forth rabindranaht Chitra admits that she is looking for him, which prompts Arjuna to say that he will no longer hold to his vows of chastity. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

V Vamsi marked it as to-read Aug 12, In the film, the byy who claims to love Rudra, the character played by Rituparno himself, rejects Rudra when Rudra decides chiyrangada change his gender through surgery, and become a woman, so as to fit into a normative heterosexual framework. The story goes that the brave Arjuna during his period of exile took to the hills for meditation. He is told that the village has been attacked by dacoits and there is no one to fight and protect them.