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 realizes that there is more to her personality than just being a warrior. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So Chitrangada asks Madan, god of love, to make her more womanly. Moved by her pleas, chitrangaada two gods give her not just one day but an entire year to spend with Arjuna.

The God of Love pacifies her misgivings and cajoles her to enjoy this phase of life as it a gift with a limited period.

Later, she meets Arjun as a beautiful, cofident, mature and self-assured woman. However around the same time Arjuna hears tales of the warrior Princess Chitra and begins to wonder what she might be like. Though she wants Arjuna as her companion, yet she asserts her right to be his equal in all respects rxbindranath accept her for who she is. 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 chitrangadz.


Soumi Banerjee rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Rushikesh marked it as to-read Sep 09, His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and ess 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.

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”.

She is shown as strong, independent, confident and intelligent. Chitra remarks that she has no past and that she’s as transient as a drop of dew, which upsets Arjuna.

Chitrangada by Rabindranath Tagore

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

Julian—Gregorian uncertainty Articles with Project Gutenberg links. Retrieved from ” https: Chitra assures him that the city is well protected, but to no avail. He longs to meet this woman who he feels is extraordinary. A pleasantly surprised, Chitrangada, begs Madan to restore her to her original form, and Arjun loves her even more. A spurned Chitrangada is shattered, hurt and insulted.


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. V Chitrwngada marked it as to-read Aug 12, Chitrangada by Rabindranath Tagore.


His compositions were chosen by two nations as national anthems: Arjuna comes to meet Chitrangada in her court and seeks her hand in marriage.

To this observation, Arjuna says that had she been there he chitrangads have fought the marauders along with the warrior princess. By the end of the year, she reveals her real self to Arjun. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Chitra has been performed worldwide and has been adapted into several different formats, such as dance. 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. 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 rabindrahath her father had no male heir.

Chitrangada therefore becomes the exemplary woman. They agree and later meet her father, the King who accepts the proposal on condition that their child will remain in Manipur only.

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