This is Tagore's interpretation of an episode from the Mahabharata. Chitra, daughter and only child of the King of Manipur, has been brought up like a boy. She is proud of her prowess and manliness till she falls in love with Arjuna, who spurns her. Broken-hearted, Chitra realizes the vain pride of her manlike strength and prays to the gods for a ...Read MoreThis is Tagore's interpretation of an episode from the Mahabharata. Chitra, daughter and only child of the King of Manipur, has been brought up like a boy. She is proud of her prowess and manliness till she falls in love with Arjuna, who spurns her. Broken-hearted, Chitra realizes the vain pride of her manlike strength and prays to the gods for a brief day of perfect beauty to ensnare Arjuna. Tagore has handled this delicate story with great charm and at times the play is sheer poetry. Sir Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was an Indian author and guru who drew on the classical literature of India, especially the ancient Sanskrit scriptures and the writings of Kalidasa. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.Read Less
This Hb would have been rated FINE for its age, but for exlibrary status. Text block Fine, cover/spine good++. Few library markings, clean pages, tight binding. 5 x 7 1/2", 85 p. Well priced copies of the original early printings are very hard to find. Why not have an original copy for much less than an electronic reprint?
Good. Pages crisp and clean except for a prior owner's name penned at the front free endpaper and a little faint toning in the margins; binding gently relaxed, but square and secure; hard cover has small spots of rub-through at corners and some rubbing and softening at the spine ends, a tiny tear in the cloth at the bottom rear and some darkening and dimming of the gilt at the spine, otherwise clean and attractive. 85pp.
Hardcover. Small 8vo. 86 pp + viii pp of advertisements. Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and upper board; black decoration to upper board. Ex-library copy with remains of number along spine, ink stamp on front end papers and dedication page; library card holder and due date card on front end paper. Spine ends, corners and edges lightly bumped and rubbed; top edge of pages darkened; cloth rubbed on upper board and spine; page edges slightly browned. Otherwise, a sound and unmarked VG copy in a Good dustjacket. (Dustjacket missing a three inch chip on spine and along edges, two one-inch torn sections on top of jacket front, held together with Mylar cover, not price clipped. )
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