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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Linus chokehr me what was wrong and told me that I had always read books and that I was making a mistake. The playful gestures through which s This is the second book that I read of Tagore. Views Read Edit View history. Open Preview See a Problem?

First published as a serial, a novel on love, family and sexuality in Bengal society. The film was declared a hit at the box office. They get news that Binodini has got married. Retrieved 15 March The writer skillfully depicts the story of sorrows and unhappiness, desires and hurt ego resulting into emotional conflict, jealousy, deceit and distrust; creating a havoc in the life of all major characters.

She was a relatable character and appeared more real. Binodini is confident, in control of her sexuality, and an intellectual who enjoys reading Bengali literature. The Cult of the Charkha. Wouldn’t you love somebody to love?

Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. Mahendra Soni Shrikanth Mohta. Women were expected to jump into the funeral pyre of their husbands, which would be lighted with sandalwood so that after the flames would consume their flesh, their souls would arise in a fragrant plume of dust and be blown by the wind towards the heavens in obeisance to will of the gods.


Bihari is a childhood friend of Mahendra. Sep 23, Versha rated it it was amazing Shelves: A person is a mixture of good and bad.

The similar factors faced by most Indian households, especially Bengali, is accurate. Books by Sukhendu Ray. I really wish she could have had the happy ending, though. Unfortunately, while I can read Bengali, since it is not my mother tongue, it would take me ages to finish the book in the language and I am too impatient.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

She is shrewd and wise at the same time. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is the second book that I read of Tagore.

Chokher Bali

No, this is not an exaggeration just because it was written by a famous personality but really it was something deep and touching. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Conclusion Tagore’s novels are a radical statement of his unconventional and non-denominational viewpoint which were quite ahead of his conservative times of 19th and 20th century India.

He ba,i every of that good quality that is lacking in Mahendra. I guess the beauty of the writing was lost in translation.


She chooses her husbands love over her duties towards her home. Director tried to mold the story of Chokher Bali to attract the contemporary audience by incorporating Rabindra Sangeet Songs written by Rabindranath Tagore into the film. In this story, two friends Binodini and Ashalata call each other ‘Chokher Bali. However, he said that the “dubbing leaves much to be desired” and would have preferred a different director dub it in Hindi. Let me clarify that rating: This story is a mixture of love, hate, resentment, mistrust, adultery and a fine depiction of the Calcutta of British era.

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

It about people who think beyond the moment and bring peace. Two young friends Binodini and Asha gradually become the irritant of each others eyes. When the girls of her age knew not how chokhr read or write, she could converse as well. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I cannot fully express how much I enjoyed this novel. Insurmountable jealousy of Mahendra towards Bihari. I love and hate the ending.

Great writing by great writer From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

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