Tagore said about the novel, I have always regretted the ending’. Chokher Bali explores the forbidden emotions unleashed when a beautiful young widow. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian poet, writer, and Look inside this book. Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali by [Ray. First published as a serial, a novel on love, family and sexuality in Bengal society. Chokher Bali is the most realistic book I have ever read. So many things.

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The concept was perfectly new and daring for those times. She may have lost her way in her rage, but her moral compass re-asserts herself when she cannot harm the ever loyal Bihari, even by obeying his desire to marry her, knowing it would taint his reputation beyond redemption As I said, I’m depressed after the ending, but I understand it.

Now, when the two arrive the woman’s son and his new bride are in the throes of passion, constantly sneaking off to be alone together; this infatuation does not last long, however, when Mahendra begins to see that his wife’s friend, Binodini, is more his type. For other uses, see Chokher Bali. Even after its abolition, widows were still considered pariah, and would live in isolation and penury till the end of their days since their worldly worth had been eroded irreversibly by fate.

Jun 30, Peda Raju rated it it was ok. The story details the lives of these three and Mahendra’s best friend as they deal with certain issues as distrust, adultery, lies, and numerous fallings-out between them. Set in early 20th century in Calcutta, chokkher is also the story of 3 women: It is bound to capture your attention and seek your judgments.

Awarded the Nobel Prize cyokher Literature in “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West.

This is one of those books that motivate me to take up Bengali again Chokher Bali is a melodramatic and rather sexual tale of family, love and loss. A Pipe Cbokher of water was a new thing then! Jan 17, Surabhi Sharma rated it it was amazing Shelves: But I guess knowing she was loved, truly, would have to suffice. Bal are times when the book tests the modern reader’s willingness to suspend disbelief, but they are neither frequent nor are they inconceivable in the period the book is set.


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Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali

Scenes seemed incomplete at times. He has every of that good quality that is lacking in Mahendra. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! The lyrical beauty which is so integral a part of Tagore’s prose was missing.

The characters were pretty complex and not one dimensional except Behari who blai seem like an epitome of goodness. The movie was very loosely based upon the book and lot of scenes from the book chokhed missing but still it was good. The development of the relationship between characters is wonderful.

This book kept me hooked – it’s beautifully written; the content’s amazing; the story’s interesting, plausible and unpredictable; the characters are well developed and very relatable. Tagore had used a working title Binodini before its publication.

Ranjeet Kolarkar rated it really liked it May 27, Tagore translated in English has always had a stilted and archaic quality. There are many such issues which appear relatable to even this day. This is used to detect comment spam. First published in A. The title of the novel Chokher Bali explains the story line: Then again should we blame loner Binodini?

Each character is deftly etched, never black, never white, but chokheer of grey—and each character has a definite character arch: A secure life bapi love and care, which could have been Binodini’s, if Mohan would not have refused to marry her earlier. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and ess Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West.

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He articulates scenes very beautifully. She pleads with Behari to marry her, but Behari, true to his values, rejects her offer.


She was once earlier set to marry Mahendra and later Bihari but was discarded by both. Jan 23, Mohit rated it did not like it Shelves: Novels by Rabindranath Tagore Indian novels adapted into films.

A humanist, nationalist and internationalist, musician and painter; a poet, novelist, short story writer and playwright – Tagore was all in one. Just click the “Edit page” button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the Synopsis submission guide.

The story details the lives of these three and Mahendra’s best friend as they deal with issues such as distrust, adultery, lies, and falling-out. Return to Book Page. A Widow is a kind of unhinged, Mahendra’s mother could just take her along to her house just for work and staying with chokyer for a long time.

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Bengal was not spared either and amidst all the chaos of partition, it is into this newfangled country with the promise of a new destiny, that Tagore saw fit to send his heroine in her quest to escape from the tentacles of fate that had brought her nothing but ruin. And the author describes that how the power of passion and desires can shake any relation from its roots and how a man becomes a slave of his own desires which he’s not being able to overcome despite wanting to concentrate on his wife and family.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No locked doors – Which also becomes the cause of many story twists. Quotes from Rabindranath Tago Binodini was a beautiful and educated woman and her rapport with Rajalakshmi gradually endeared her to the rest of the household with her witticisms and austerity. I loved it when Tagore made me love then hate and then again love Binodini in this book. Kindle Editionpages. Even though he indulges in exposition of religious hypocrisy and superstition, the author imposes in its stead a line of ambivalent moral questioning and casuistry which could have been avoided.

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