“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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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”. Arjuna meets this news with joy and chitrangaxa that his life is truly full. All a storyteller can do is make us think.

Inspired by her persona, Rabindranath Tagore, the great Indian litterateur, poet and Nobel recipient, embellished the character of Chitrangada with the myriad emotions of a woman. Timeline List of works. Arjuna declines, chitranfada that some villagers have informed him that Manipur is under attack.

Natir Puja film Kshudhita Pashan. A transformed beautiful Chitrangada by design starts living in the forest temple close to the place where Arjuna meditated and charms him.

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By the end of the year, she reveals her real self to Arjun. Chitra also admits that she is pregnant with his son. On one of chitranfada hunting forays she came across Arjuna. They agree and later meet her father, the King who accepts the proposal on condition that their child will remain in Manipur only.


Chitra does so, but throughout their year together she assumes that Arjuna will not love her once the year is up. Incidentally, one day Arjuna sees villagers fleeing and asks them the reason for the panic. Chitra explains that she had met the warrior hero Arjuna after seeing him in the forest while she was hunting for game.

Retrieved from ” https: 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.

He longs to meet this woman who he feels is extraordinary. 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. Later the next day, Tagote admits to Madana and Vasanta that she had spurned Arjuna due to him falling for what she saw as a false image of herself.

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. The next scene opens with Arjuna marveling over the perfect beauty he has seen.

Want to Read saving…. Review of Reviews company. Chitrangada asks him to disclose his identity and when she comes to know that it is the mighty Arjuna, she is in awe and determined to win his love. After while Arjun is touring the north east, Manipur, he meets Chitrangada dressed as a man.



Thus Arjun loves Chitrangada for who she is, not what she pretends to be. Chitra begs with the two gods to give rabidranath a day of perfect beauty so she can win tagoee Arjuna and have just one night of love with him. Ram Kumar marked it as to-read Dec 06, His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays spoke to topics chigrangada and personal. Cuitrangada trivia or quizzes yet. Shaila Zaman marked it as to-read Dec 15, Chitrangada returns to Madana and beseeches him to release her from this life of duplicity.

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. Manali marked it as to-read Jan 23, 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. Tagore family Dwarkanath Ramanath Debendranath.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Never having told him her name, Chitra assures Arjuna that he would never have noticed Chitra if he had passed by tagre and tries to coax him into bed.

It is based on the theme of Mahabharata.