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 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.