Chitralekha is a philosophical novel from the pen of Bhagwati Charan Verma. This novel is based on the them of love, life, sin and virtue. It is a love story of a young general Beejgupta and a dancer and widow Chitralekha. Now the twist comes when a hermit named Kumargiri also falls in love with her. All the characters become victim of their circumstances.
The story of the novel starts with the conversation between Chitralekha and Beejgupta. He is drinking and is sitting next to her. Then he asked a question to her ” What is happiness in life”. Both of them discuss it both funnier and serious way. At the time of this conversation, Chitralekha is in the arms of the general who loves her alot.