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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Study Guide Chapter 74, Rangada Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Rangada, a mortal woman, leads her people through hunt and battle. One day she discovers a young man, Arjuna, sleeping in the woods. Rangada is immediately smitten with the handsome Arjuna. Arjuna denies Rangada's advances for he has just taken a vow of celibacy. Additionally, he views Rangada as unwomanly and outspoken—characteristics he does not desire in a woman. Rangada is deeply hurt by Arjuna's words. She rids herself of her bow and arrow and her hunting clothes. In their stead, she adorns beautiful silks and gold jewelry. Rangada slips into Arjuna's tent undetected while he is meditating. When he opens his eyes, he sees Rangada, as Malha, lying upon his mat and beckoning to him.

Malha and Arjuna live together for several months as joyful lovers. After a year of bliss, a group of villagers ride past Arjuna's camp. They...

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