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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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. He has been portrayed as such a haughty and disdainful that honestly he deserves the love of neither Asha nor Binodini.

She was once earlier cjokher to marry Mahendra and later Bihari but was discarded by both. Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. Choker Bali is one of the masterworks written by Tagore. This is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Gora – The Fair Faced, 4.

Views Read Edit View history. It is impossible to judge in matters of the heart, but does one smudged line blot the bigger picture? Out of all the characters, she holds the most complicated stand. Set in early 20th century in Calcutta, it is also the story of 3 women: For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: It is bound to capture your attention and seek your judgments.


In the end she does break the shackles free, and even if she couldn’t tie a garland of roses with her love, at least no ropes were bringing her down. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Western border probably was the worst affected by this dictum.

This is the second book that I read of Tagore. Chokher Bali has been adapted a number of times in film, television and theatre.

Chokher Bali

Chokher Bali is such a complicated story of love, lust and longing. To view it, click here. Hindi Movies based on published literature. Javascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.

She knew marriage with Bihari was out of the question after her transgressions.

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

Finished watched the movie adaptation with Aishwarya Rai and loved it. Tagore translated in English has always had a stilted and archaic quality. The story is a masterpiece owning to the captured feel of the old era. No, this is not an exaggeration just because it was written by a famous personality but really it was something deep and touching. 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.

Anurag Ghosh rated it really liked it Dec 19, Binodini leaves the town for her village. The movie was very loosely based upon the book and lot of scenes from the book were missing but still it was good. I was once depressed and despondent for a week after reading Gone with the Wind. Open Preview See a Problem? Aug 11, Madhulika Liddle rated it liked it. Archived from the original on 17 May He seems to be the only balanced character in this novel. Want to Read saving…. It only proves that it’s in times of adversity that we truly discover what we are capable of.


At Kashi, Binodini meets Behari who, after some incidents, agrees to marry her. Bihari- Sensible, honest, kind, loyal and everything good. He also noted that the film appeals “to a niche audience due to its periodic settings and ideologies. She, with her flaws and desires, is what real humans are made of. But they strike up a camaraderie which is resented by Mahendra, which brings about a new found frigidity in their friendship.

My main qualm wit A fascinating character study and a wonderful cultural insight. Early life Middle years Political views.

He said to read chokger when I can find time. Mahendra Soni Shrikanth Mohta. Chokher Bali – Book Cover. Mahendra is besotted with his wife Ashalata. While this book asks all the right questions, the answers, however, are hard to come by.

Anusha rated it liked it Nov 20, Binodini, a young widow of exquisite beauty and sparkling mind, comes to live in his house. Oct 24, Bai rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About Chokher Bali. Vow fidelity one morning, be unfaithful that night. The book I think chokhsr likely to be mindblowing in its original avatar but that is literally lost in translation.