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Chitrangada 8 by khurafati
Chitrangada 8
I collaborated with Madhur Gupta (as Chitrangada)  and Lingaraj Pradhan (as Arjun) recently to make a photo series on Rabindranath Tagore's dance drama based on the love story of Chitrangada and Arjun influenced by folk narratives based on the Mahabharat.

Madhur had this idea of highlighting the feminine and masculine form of an Odissi male dancer in a performance.

The plot :
Chitrangada,the princess of Manipur was raised as a boy,and trained to be a warrior by her father, who had always wanted a son.

She fell in love with Arjun, but could never confess her love to him, for he had mistaken her for a man.
Chitrangada seeked the blessings from the god of love, Madan, and transformed into a beautiful woman
She approached Arjun and he fell in love with her.

After a while Chitrangada revealed the truth about her transformation. Arjun is shocked, but asks her to return to her real form, as he loves her for who she is, not who she pretends to be. Chitrangada begs Madan to return her to her original form and Arjun loves her even more.
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Chitrangada 7 by khurafati
Chitrangada 7
I collaborated with Madhur Gupta (as Chitrangada)  and Lingaraj Pradhan (as Arjun) recently to make a photo series on Rabindranath Tagore's dance drama based on the love story of Chitrangada and Arjun influenced by folk narratives based on the Mahabharat.

Madhur had this idea of highlighting the feminine and masculine form of an Odissi male dancer in a performance.

The plot :
Chitrangada,the princess of Manipur was raised as a boy,and trained to be a warrior by her father, who had always wanted a son.

She fell in love with Arjun, but could never confess her love to him, for he had mistaken her for a man.
Chitrangada seeked the blessings from the god of love, Madan, and transformed into a beautiful woman
She approached Arjun and he fell in love with her.

After a while Chitrangada revealed the truth about her transformation. Arjun is shocked, but asks her to return to her real form, as he loves her for who she is, not who she pretends to be. Chitrangada begs Madan to return her to her original form and Arjun loves her even more.
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Chitrangada 6 by khurafati
Chitrangada 6
I collaborated with Madhur Gupta (as Chitrangada)  and Lingaraj Pradhan (as Arjun) recently to make a photo series on Rabindranath Tagore's dance drama based on the love story of Chitrangada and Arjun influenced by folk narratives based on the Mahabharat.

Madhur had this idea of highlighting the feminine and masculine form of an Odissi male dancer in a performance.

The plot :
Chitrangada,the princess of Manipur was raised as a boy,and trained to be a warrior by her father, who had always wanted a son.

She fell in love with Arjun, but could never confess her love to him, for he had mistaken her for a man.
Chitrangada seeked the blessings from the god of love, Madan, and transformed into a beautiful woman
She approached Arjun and he fell in love with her.

After a while Chitrangada revealed the truth about her transformation. Arjun is shocked, but asks her to return to her real form, as he loves her for who she is, not who she pretends to be. Chitrangada begs Madan to return her to her original form and Arjun loves her even more.
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Chitrangada 5 by khurafati
Chitrangada 5
I collaborated with Madhur Gupta (as Chitrangada)  and Lingaraj Pradhan (as Arjun) recently to make a photo series on Rabindranath Tagore's dance drama based on the love story of Chitrangada and Arjun influenced by folk narratives based on the Mahabharat.

Madhur had this idea of highlighting the feminine and masculine form of an Odissi male dancer in a performance.

The plot :
Chitrangada,the princess of Manipur was raised as a boy,and trained to be a warrior by her father, who had always wanted a son.

She fell in love with Arjun, but could never confess her love to him, for he had mistaken her for a man.
Chitrangada seeked the blessings from the god of love, Madan, and transformed into a beautiful woman
She approached Arjun and he fell in love with her.

After a while Chitrangada revealed the truth about her transformation. Arjun is shocked, but asks her to return to her real form, as he loves her for who she is, not who she pretends to be. Chitrangada begs Madan to return her to her original form and Arjun loves her even more.
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Chitrangada 4 by khurafati
Chitrangada 4
I collaborated with Madhur Gupta (as Chitrangada)  and Lingaraj Pradhan (as Arjun) recently to make a photo series on Rabindranath Tagore's dance drama based on the love story of Chitrangada and Arjun influenced by folk narratives based on the Mahabharat.

Madhur had this idea of highlighting the feminine and masculine form of an Odissi male dancer in a performance.

The plot :
Chitrangada,the princess of Manipur was raised as a boy,and trained to be a warrior by her father, who had always wanted a son.

She fell in love with Arjun, but could never confess her love to him, for he had mistaken her for a man.
Chitrangada seeked the blessings from the god of love, Madan, and transformed into a beautiful woman
She approached Arjun and he fell in love with her.

After a while Chitrangada revealed the truth about her transformation. Arjun is shocked, but asks her to return to her real form, as he loves her for who she is, not who she pretends to be. Chitrangada begs Madan to return her to her original form and Arjun loves her even more.
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I had been to Kashmir in 2010, and I photographed a few kids up in the mountains. Life in the mountains is tough, and none of the kids I met, got an opportunity to goto a school. They were very curious and wanted to know where I came from and why was I taking photographs. This is the 1st photo I clicked khurafati.deviantart.com/art/A… and when I showed her the picture, this was the reaction khurafati.deviantart.com/art/G…  That the probably the 1st time she saw her photograph, all her friends were jumping all around me to get their pictures clicked! I promised myself, that someday I would do something for the education of these wonderful kids in Kashmir. I started researching and came across this school in Breswana. Their Facebook page www.facebook.com/HajiPublicSch… I was in touch with the
Director of the school for all these years, but I could never save much to make it back to the mountains. Recently I saw a post for a volunteer opening on their page and immediately got in touch with them. After a skype call I was selected. I will be there from August till October end.

Looking forward to finally doing my bit and share my knowledge with the kids :)

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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student General Artist

Congrats on the DD! :clap:

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GueparddeFeu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello!

Welcome in my group :iconarcheology-mythology:! =D
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DVanDyk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
your people portraits are really beyond compare, impressive compassion with an open heart, bravo! Excellent work !
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khurafati Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much David!! O:) :hug: Feels great when someone drops in a word about the pictures I make. Thank you again for the kind words :D Made my day!
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freakyframes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
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sanpaiya Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
thanks for all the comments :) beautiful work . .
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khurafati Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D you are welcome! And thank you for stopping by my gallery :)
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jazzlamb Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Hey are you in Kolkata? I am! had to talk to you regarding work. It's kind of important, it would be nice if you could get back to me asap :) email: jazzmelamb@gmail.com
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freakyframes Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
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khurafati Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
mileage kitna deti hai?? kaunsa Indhan daalte ho?
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