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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used nvoel security reasons. View all 15 comments. Retrieved from ” https: Binodini hails the woman and her two sons agree that it would be best if Binodini came to live with the woman and her son, Mahendra.

Linus asked me what was wrong and told me that I had always read books and that I was making a mistake. The married life of the young couple is bxli This page was last edited on 13 Julyat The story was unsatisfying and had unrelatable characters. Chokher Bali is the most realistic book I have ever read. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use chokhef Privacy Policy.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

Archived copy as title CS1 errors: Quotes from Chokher Bali. The writing felt choppy and bombastic sometimes. Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them.

Jan 23, Mohit rated it did not like it Shelves: Binodini hails the woman and chokhe two soon agree that it would be best if Binodini came to live with the woman and her son, Mahendra who, by the way, was one of the first to see Binodini’s photo when she was unwed and up for grabs yet refused her on account of his being “unready for marriage”.


I only wished Asha to be a bit apathetic towards Mahendera in the end but may be she was not born that way! I think her decision to sacrifice her happiness is the crux of her entire character. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

One issue I have with the book is the shoddy translation. He seems to be the only balanced character in this novel.

I don’t know about the English translation, but in Bangla, Rabindranath Tagore’s writing fully compliments the story and strongly defines the atmosphere. Novels by Rabindranath Tagore Indian novels adapted into films. At an age when a girl wishes to wear colorful robes and enticing jewelry, she dressed herself in white and stayed with other widows in her village.

When she finally manages to entrance Mahendra, she realizes the extent of her folly because she does not really want him. What sort of divine logic was that? The film was later dubbed into Hindi and was released internationally in that language.

Her befriending of Asha is merely a means to get to Mahendra—and to seduce him. Sep 11, Suyash rated it really liked it.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This supports the Maven widget and search functionality. The level of thinking he had at the end of 19th century is more advanced than authors of the present millennium.

Chokher Bali has all the ingredients necessary to make a gripping drama – love and hate, loyalty and deceit, downfall and redemption. She is smart, cunning, well-spoken and multi-talented. 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.


His compositions were chosen by two nations as national anthems: That’s how Bangla society was movel that time. She is a human woman, passionate and flawed.

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

It’s almost perfect in technicality albeit a few repetitions of phrases and words. Aug 11, Madhulika Liddle rated it liked it. Set in early 20th century in Calcutta, it is also the story of 3 women: But that son, Mahendra, bsli one of the first to see Binodini’s photo when she was propsed as a prospective wife for him, yet refused her cgokher account of his being “unready for marriage.

The content also highlighted issues of women literacy, child marriage, gendered power hierarchy within the family and the fates of three widows [1].

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His Fiction work includes Eight Novels: It really was annoying to see him act like Laxman to an undeserving Ram. I later read Home and the World and while I enjoyed the story I thought the translation by Surendranath Tagore was lacking. He found the cinematography to be beautiful and was pleased that the singing was not lip synched.