After reading the other two answers here, I am tempted to share a word of caution : the ending of Tagore’s novel ‘Chokher Bali’ is pretty different in content from. CHOKHER BALI, a novel by Rabindranath Tagore [Rabindranath Tagore] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sorry!! There is no description. Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali and millions of other books are available for . epitome of Bengali literature and several of his short stories and novels have.

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Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

He condemns all kinds of taboos and unjust customs which deprive widows of their rightful existence; confined to live a mournful colorless life. I think her decision to sacrifice her happiness is the crux of her entire character. There, we see the true Bindoni, a strong independent woman, forced to depend on others thanks to her times.

Mahendra Mohanis a pampered son of Rajalakshmi and studying to become a doctor. 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. But I opted to read the English translation instead took the high road. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Sep 23, Versha rated it it was amazing Shelves: And it does not disappoint.

Aug 11, Madhulika Liddle rated it liked it. Retrieved 15 March In the early days of connubial bliss, the young couple stay cooped up in bed and this consummation of early love causes Mahendra to miss classes at the University where he is training to become a doctor. She is so real. Tagore has also managed to brandish his poetic skills in the books which left me smiling at the choice of words.

Story of Chokher Bali First published in A.

Chokher Bali

I mean, Asha takes Mahendra again, forgetting every slight to her and the feelings of hate she felt for him. Books by Rabindranath Tagore.


I don’t know about the English translation, but in Bangla, Rab Chokher Bali is the most realistic book I have ever read. The treatment accorded to widows was deplorable but the moralist will ask whether misfortune entails one to betray the trust of a friend by taking up with her husband out of sexual depravity even if he wants it as much as you do.

The movie correctly depicts what Tagore so skillfully wrote and is a sad, stirring tale of the deceit and sorrow that come from being unsatisfied and unhappy. The Western border probably was the worst affected by this dictum.

Chaturanga5. Being widowed immediately after marriage having not found any love from even a single soul she was hungry for it and she also had bitterness towards Mahendra and Bihari who had once rejected her which made her furious when ever she thought about it and she, so wanted to prove all of them how much worth she was compared to Asha.

In one incident, a letter containing a love poem in English dedicated to Asha falls into the hands of the mother, who makes Binodini read it out to her. Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. 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.

The story revolves around the four titular characters: Gitanjali Song OfferingsGora Fair-Facedand Ghare-Baire The Home and the World are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed—or panned—for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and unnatural contemplation.

But they strike up a camaraderie which is resented by Mahendra, which brings about a new found frigidity in their friendship. And these are only three examples of a lot of instances of errors. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. He is a cunning fox who wants the whole world to revolve around him without a care for who might be hurt. This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.


This supports the Maven widget and search functionality. After her sojourn, she returns with Binodini, who has since been married and widowed, in tow. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

Instead she falls in love with the simple, honest and upright Behari, Mahendra’s childhood friend, who everyone ignores and takes for granted, until Mahendra reveals himself for the immature child in man’s body that he is. The playful gestures through which s This is the second book that I read of Tagore.

Binodini plays the role of temptress and being unhappy- avenges her jealousy and unfulfilled desires. Their dream is gradually shattered by the arrival of Binodini. Neither of them shows any interest nor even take a look at the photograph.

A Passion Play Tagore prepared himself for writing the novel by writing a spree of short stories and it was his first serious effort at a novel.

Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. Tagore had used a working title Binodini before its publication. Preview — Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore. On the day of marriage Binodini vanishes, leaving a letter for Asha.

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