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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Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore exhibition book Rabindra Chitravali book. The territory came under the kingdom of Chitrangada, the warrior princess of Manipur. Chitrangada, in the Mahabharat, is simply a princess of Manipur. By the end of the year, she reveals her real self to Arjun.

Anisur Rh marked it as to-read Oct 27, He is told that the village has been attacked by dacoits and there is no one to fight and protect them.

Arjuna is besotted by her beauty and consequently breaks his vow of celibacy. The Cult of the Charkha. 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.

However around the same time Arjuna hears tales of the warrior Princess Chitra and begins to wonder what she might be like. The God of Love pacifies her misgivings and cajoles her to enjoy this phase of life as it a gift with a limited period. Arjuna declines, saying that some villagers have informed him that Manipur is under attack. After much time has passed, Arjuna begins to grow restless and longs to hunt once again.

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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. But Rabindranath Tagore gave this ancient tale an amazon twist, perhaps influenced by folk narratives based on the Mahabharat.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Vasanta advises Chitra to go to Arjuna and spend the year with him and that at the year’s end Arjuna will be able to embrace the true Chitra once the spell of perfect beauty is gone.

Preview — Chitrangada by Rabindranath Tagore. During the 12 year exile period of Pandavas, Arjun leaves the rest of the family and completes his tapasya and is gifted with arms by Gods. 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.

Chitra also admits that she is pregnant with his son. Manali marked it as to-read Jan 23, 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. It is based on the theme of Mahabharata.

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After while Arjun is touring the north east, Manipur, he meets Chitrangada dressed as a man. Rest in peace, my friend.

Views Read Edit View history. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They lamented that rabindrqnath princess Chitrangada, who loved them like a mother and who fought like a tigress to protect them and defend the kingdom has gone on a pilgrimage to an unknown destination. So Chitrangada asks Madan, god of love, to make her more womanly.

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She prays to Gods who bless her with beauty and grace for one year. A pleasantly surprised, Chitrangada, begs Madan to restore her to her original form, and Arjun loves her even more. Chitra chitangada been performed worldwide and has been adapted into several different formats, such as dance. Thus Arjun loves Chitrangada for who she is, not what she pretends to be.


Chitra explains that she had met the warrior hero Arjuna after seeing him in the forest while she was hunting for game. Sagarica Brahma rated it chitfangada liked it May 29, Tagore family Dwarkanath Ramanath Debendranath.

All a storyteller can do is make us think. They ask Chitra who she chitrangaada 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.

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When the innocent Chitrangada expresses her feelings to Arjuna he rejects her under the pretext of celibacy. Islam rated it really liked it Sep 09, chitrangwda She undergoes an upheaval of emotions. To ask other readers questions about Chitrangadaplease sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem.