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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Tagore translated in English has always had a stilted and archaic quality. This is used to detect comment spam. And deep, domestic vice.

Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali

She is smart, cunning, well-spoken and multi-talented. To provide a better website experience, owlcation. One issue I have with the book is the shoddy translation. I’m having similar feelings after reading the ending. I wish I could read the original. Out of the two, he is more likable, influential and intellectual. Internationally known for his poetic brilliance; Tagore’s novels are also an interesting and compelling study. chohker

The Western border probably was the worst affected by this dictum. She writes a letter to Behari that she’ll be waiting for him in Kashi.

All in all, they were unique and firmly placed in the rightful scenarios. The title of the novel Chokher Bali explains the story line: A nice read for the weekend. She knew marriage with Bihari was out of the question after her transgressions. Open Preview See a Problem?

Javascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis. Superb This is my first book reading by gr8 R.


Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

The story takes a big turn when Binodini enters the life of the trio. I don’t know about the English translation, but in Bangla, Rab Chokher Bali is the most realistic book I have ever read. They had no individuality. As she is leaving for Kashi, Mahendra comes to mend their relations, which she refuses. Having read the translated version, the true essence of the story appeared lost at parts.

Rigzin Yangdol rated it really liked it Aug 08, Archived copy as title CS1 errors: His unchaste exhibition isn’t so antagonising as I want to give this book 4 stars for the story I didn’t like the ending thoughbut since it is a translation of the original work, I am forced to rate it 3.

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. Hungry Stones Kabuliwala List of stories.

Chokher Bali

This supports the Maven widget and search functionality. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I only wished Asha to be a bit apathetic towards Mahendera in the end but may be she was not born that way! In the love triangle that ensues, Behari who claims to have taken an oath of bachelorhood in return for Independence of the country, in spite of temptation, gracefully wards off bwli playful advances of Bali. In olden days in Bengal, women and girls who were best friends would often set a common nickname for themselves and address each other by that name.

Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali by Sukhendu Ray

Hindi Movies based on published literature. The translation is very simple, and the story moves fast and remains interesting throughout. She has a contrasting sense of character within herself.


Bisu said that I had read books in all phases of my life and I simply must bbali turn my back now. The similar factors faced by most Indian households, especially Bengali, is accurate.

Maybe some of the situations of the book do not apply to the way we look at life, or our custo This is a beautifully written chokhsr and extremely interesting on the human level. The writing felt choppy and bombastic sometimes. Tagore had used a working title Binodini before its publication.

Mahendra, whose moods had grown darker on having to resist the temptation of having the object of his desire dangling before his eyes, succumbs to temptation and Bali, being dependent on the good graces and hospitality of her host, capitulates to his embraces. And it does not disappoint. I am just so glad that I got to read this book. The love of an overprotective mother, envy and resentment of Binodini to Asha.

On this pretext, the first cracks form in his relationship with his mother who suddenly feels jilted and displaced from her earlier position of undivided adulation in her son’s affections.