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Chitra, a Play in One Act

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,324 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.3
LoC Categories: PN, TK
Downloads: 4,165
mnybks.net#: 6792
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Drama
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d of my bow I pricked him in contempt. Instantly he leapt up with straight, tall limbs, like a sudden tongue of fire from a heap of ashes. An amused smile flickered round the corners of his mouth, perhaps at the sight of my boyish countenance. Then for the first time in my life I felt myself a woman, and knew that a man was before me.

Madana

At the auspicious hour I teach the man and the woman this supreme lesson to know themselves. What happened after that?

Chitra

With fear and wonder I asked him "Who are you?" "I am Arjuna," he said, "of the great Kuru clan." I stood petrified like a statue, and forgot to do him obeisance. Was this indeed Arjuna, the one great idol of my dreams! Yes, I had long ago heard how he had vowed a twelve-years' celibacy. Many a day my young ambition had spurred me on to break my lance with him, to challenge him in disguise to single combat, and prove my skill in arms against him. Ah, foolish heart, whither fled thy presumption? Could I but exchange my yo

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2008.07.17
MAINAK GHOSH
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SIMPLY SUPERB ......TAGORE`S WRITING REFLECTS A CLASS


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