Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali has ratings and 17 reviews. I am spellbound by the portrayal of women’s emotions in the book, so if I had to judge the. More lists with this book. .. But I opted to read the English translation instead ( took the high road). .. Chokher Bali is the most realistic book I have ever read. Where can I find a link/website to download books / works by Rabindranath Rabindranath Tagore novel Chokher Bali in PDF, either in Hindi or English?.

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Being not far apart in age, she develops a close bond with Asha, who gives her the nickname, Chokher Bali. 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.

And the central characters Binodani and Mahendra Nikita Vyas rated it liked it Jun 29, First published as a serial, a novel on love, family and sexuality in Bengal society. Having read the translated version, the true essence of the story appeared lost at parts.

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I’m sure in Bengali this would have been a page-turner. Mar 07, Abhishek Pathak rated it it was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Even though he indulges in exposition of religious hypocrisy and superstition, the author imposes in its stead a line of ambivalent moral questioning and casuistry which could have been avoided. Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record.

It is a story of how each of our personal relationships has its own power equations at work: How to write a great review. If only the translation had been better. Aside from words and drama, his other great love was music. Apr 26, Sharmistha Chakraborty marked it as to-read. One does not rate a Tagore. Return to Book Page. It’s almost perfect in technicality albeit a few repetitions of phrases and words.


Widowed within one year of being married, she is attracted to the loving married life of Asha and Mahendra and evidently wants it for herself. When the girls of her age knew not how to read or write, she could converse as well. I mean, Asha takes Mahendra again, forgetting every slight to her and the feelings of hate she felt englih him.

The summary looked very simple I almost wondered what was hidden in this pages book but then I got to know what a spellbinding emotional engllsh it was which mesmerized me immensely. To ask other readers questions about Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali bbook, please sign up. I think her decision to sacrifice her happiness is the crux of her entire character. The translation is very simple, and the story moves bxli and remains interesting throughout.

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. From inside the book. After Gora,the best novel of Tagore is Choker Bali. Embark on the Inner Journey. It felt so contemporary in so many ways.

It about people who think beyond the moment and bring peace. Feb 19, shruti rated it liked it. The Religion of Man.

Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali

Radha Chakravarty’s translation brings the world chokhher Tagore’s fiction to life, in lucid, idiomatic prose. She trust Commencing on the backdrop of Calcutta during the era of British India, we come across an Indian household leading a simple life, as it would seem at the very beginning. Please review your cart. In addition to the three mastheads that had formed her identity as a widow, a young woman, and one in financially dire straits, her experiences with Mahendra disturbed the tripartite disharmony of her life, and she discovered deep within her, pleasures of the flesh.


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Aug 11, Madhulika Liddle rated it liked it. Ranjeet Kolarkar rated it really liked it May 27, Books by Rabindranath Tagore. Nov 11, Sachira rated it liked it.

It seems like some of the work got lost in translation; the flow seemed jagged at times. Wong Kar-wai’s ‘In The Mood For Love’ perfectly captures the initial stages of a crumbling marriage, and Orhan Pamuk’s ‘The Museum englsh Innocence’ provides a modern example of how forbidden love can often englis tragically, but Tagore’s treatment of the subject of infidelity must be lauded for its revolutionary and uninhibited approach in portraying Bengali society.

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Count Keyserling founded his own school inpatterned upon Tagore’s school, under the name School of Wisdom. Lists with This Book. The Bengal in British Raj almost a century ago is very well captured here.

Sri Ramakrishna-Life and Teachings. My most precious read about Indian culture and heritage by the famous poet and writer Rabindranath Tagore. Want to Read saving…. Rajlaxmi and Annapurna were every sister in law of a typical Indian household.

Don’t you want somebody to love? He used the funds from his writing and lecturing to expand upon the school he had founded in now known as Visva Bharati.

There was also a superstition in those times that an educated woman was bound to become a widow, and so Asha was contended to play her part in the charade of life.