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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Their lives needed to be validated by men and they allowed themselves be pawns in a man’s whim for gratification. She, in turn is perplexed by the language used and takes it to the Catholic nun who had schooled her in her youth.

His Fiction work includes Eight Novels: He is friendly with a young man, a bachelor named Behari. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Binodini, a young widow of exquisite beauty and sparkling mind, comes to live in his house. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Her innocence moved me. She was a person of strong moral character, although wavered at one point, her later decisions convey the statement. But all characters at one point of time entirely forgot balk draw a line between their feelings and relationship and so things went out of hand so much so that it could not be controlled by anyone except for time.

Apr 30, Pratikshya Mishra rated it it was chokhsr. This supports the Maven widget and search functionality.

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His unchaste exhibition isn’t so antagonising as are his strong prejudices against his best friend and unrestricted feelings of book to women. We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.


Chokher Bali is a regional word of Bengali language which literally means ‘sand in the eye’ or a constant irritant to the eye. You better find somebody to love. Return to Book Page.

Independence was celebrated with much fanfare but the invisible hand from London that had cut apart and lacerated the limbs of the vook had left in its wake suppurating sores that took long to heal.

The resentment, envy, and desires she faced while being with Mahendra and Asha was something completely normal.

Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali

Choker Bali is one of the masterworks written by Tagore. Her character is one of substance and importance. It feels pretty sad reading the condition of women in those times but also one can get a picture that women were and are the sole backbone of any household.

Conclusion Tagore’s novels are a radical statement of his unconventional and non-denominational viewpoint which were quite ahead of his conservative times of 19th and 20th century India.

In spite of the affair, Behari was also in her thoughts and she held him in high regard for his uprightness and patriotic zeal. Chokher Bali is a tale of sisterhood, friendship, a love that consumes and burns one and others in it’s path, it’s a tale of people who have the endurance to go through it all and build bridges in that fire.

No, this is not an exaggeration just because it was written by a famous personality but really it was something deep and touchi I always wanted to read a book by Rabhindranath Tagore but as I am not much in to poetry yet, so I had to pick one of his prose for starters and this was the book that caught my attention. The book has you gripped from early on and it continues to keep you hooked until the end.

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The story advanced in the most beautiful manner but at some points, it set upon a monotonous note and seemed to lose the touch of interest. A fascinating portrayal by Rabindranath Tagore.


They get news that Binodini has got married.

Superb This is my first book reading by gr8 R. I finished it in less than 2 days – I wanted to take time to absorb each development but it is so fast and compelling that I could not put it down. The end was meant to cause grief to the reader, but by the time you’re done with the book, you expect that and can bapi predict it, even though you know that in real life, nobody is such a big fool as to do what the protagonist does. Binodini hails the woman and the two soon agree that it would be best cokher 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”.

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Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

I love and hate the ending. Neither of the men do marry her all without ever having met the girland eventually arrangements are made for Bihari to marry the teenaged Asha. Archived copy as title CS1 errors: My father wanted me to learn Bengali in order to read this book and another book named ‘Pather Panchali’. This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. Anusha rated it liked it Nov 20, The plight of the widows, lets us know the distance we have traveled since then.

The language of the translator, I felt, was too simplistic and stilted in places.