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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Natir Puja film Kshudhita Pashan. No trivia or quizzes yet. Instead she makes him promise to take her to Behari.

I was kinda disappointed with the translation and I feel that no translation can do justice to Tagore’s prose unless he does it himself.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

It was an ideal ending. Binodini, a young widow of exquisite beauty and sparkling mind, comes to live in his house. Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: I finished it in less than 2 days – Baoi wanted to take time to absorb each development but it is so fast and compelling that I could not put it down. Open Preview See a Problem? His Fiction work includes Eight Novels: Jan 23, Mohit rated it did not like it Shelves: The name Rabindranath Tagore needs no introduction as a literary figure. Char Odhyay – Four Chapters.

She was such a strong female lead, being convent educated, she was already ahead of her time. The title of the book can be translated as “a grain of sand”, a “constant irritant to the eye”, or an “eyesore”. Shortly thereafter, they receive another proposal without a photograph, vali a young woman named Ashalata. The writer skillfully depicts the story of sorrows and unhappiness, desires and hurt chokehr resulting into emotional conflict, jealousy, deceit and distrust; creating a havoc in the life of all major characters.


Be the first to ask a question about Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali. There were situations which indirectly lead to the consequences. Great writing by great writer Then again should we blame loner Binodini? Return to Book Page.

Chokher Bali

But one needs to be in that Era and presence of mind to understand the issue expressed in the book. Just like Scarlett O’Hara, she is a woman I can relate to. Rituparno Ghosh has subtitled the film A Passion Play transforming the story into the drama of passion. Published February 2nd by Rupa Publications India.

She pines with unrequited love after getting widowed at an early age and sets to get it coercively, yearned by the romantic rendezvous of Mahendra and Asha.

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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 chokherr had brought her nothing but ruin. But all characters at one point of time entirely forgot to draw a line between their feelings bool relationship and so things went out of hand so much so that it could not be controlled by anyone except for time.

This novel without a doubt was indeed way ahead of its time. After Gora,the best novel of Tagore is Choker Bali.


Oct 22, Prachi Sharma rated it liked it Shelves: But among Tagore’s works, his novels remained the least-acknowledged for a long time. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. One day they receive a proposal of a young book named Binodini along with a photograph.

The Times Of India. He seems to be the only balanced character in this novel. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

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Mahendra and Asha’s blossoming love life infuriated her and her repressed sexuality finally burns their home into splinters. Give me something that can last me till I die.

Oct 24, Bai rated it really liked it Shelves: Bihari falls in love with Asha, but so does Mahendra—and he ends up marrying Asha. Oct 18, Nafisa Choudhury rated it it was amazing Shelves: This cohkher 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. Maybe some of the situations of the book do not apply to the way we look at life, or our customs but the reactions of the characters to the different problems they face is extremely human therefore common to us all.