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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Retrieved from ” https: No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. I am spellbound by the portrayal of women’s emotions in the book, so if I had to judge the book based on the story I would have rated it a good 4 or maybe 4. It is the story of a young,educated and beautiful woman Binodini, who is soon widowed after her marriage.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mahendra, whose moods had grown darker on having to resist the temptation of having the object of his desire dangling before his eyes, succumbs chokhe temptation and Bali, being dependent on the good graces and hospitality of her host, capitulates to his embraces.

Shesher Kobita7. The Crowning Wish Satyanweshi To ask other readers questions about Chokher Baliplease sign up. You better find somebody to love. Ranjeet Kolarkar rated it really cholher it May 27, Lists with This Book. Scenes seemed incomplete at times.

Hungry Stones Kabuliwala List of stories. They get news that Binodini has got married.

When in love, they can be both desperately devoid of sense, and they can be nervous. I really wish she could have had the happy ending, though. The story was unsatisfying and had unrelatable characters. Noukadubi – The Wreck, 3. In one incident, a letter containing a love poem in English dedicated to Asha falls into the hands of the mother, who makes Binodini read it out to her. Jos Sedley from Vanity Fair might be a better comparison.


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cholher Then things get complicated when Ashalata befriends Binodini – and both Mahendra and Behari get attracted to her – so much so that Mahendra is considering separating from his bride – and Booi separating from his bachelorhood – but both in quandary over the social taboo of marrying a widow – and of the present agitation aimed against the British to quit India. Rigzin Yangdol rated it really liked it Aug 08, Being widowed immediately after marriage having not found any love from even a single soul she was hungry for it and she also had bitterness towards Mahendra and Bihari who had once rejected her which made her furious when ever she thought about it and she, so wanted to prove all of them how much worth she was compared to Asha.

Monica Chanda rated it chokhfr it Feb 11, The dialogues are intense and poetic, even carrying with it a bit of subtle humor.

But I opted to read the English translation instead took the high road. And the author describes that how the power of passion and desires can shake any relation from its roots and how a man becomes a slave of cholher own desires which he’s not being able to overcome despite wanting to concentrate on his wife and family.

His unchaste exhibition isn’t so antagonising as are his strong prejudices against his best friend and unrestricted feelings of superiority to women.


Binodini, after realizing that Mahendra is self-obsessed, leaves Mahendra’s house. Neither of them shows any interest nor even take a look at the photograph. Gora – The Fair Faced, 4. To ask other readers questions about Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Baliplease sign up.

Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali

Amay Singh rated it liked it May 08, The character who makes everyone else’s story revolve around her. Rajlaxmi and Annapurna were every sister in law of a typical Indian household. Retrieved 15 March A widow at the age of No wonder this is one of his most acclaimed novels. His understanding of the feelings and emotions of Indian women and his sympathetic attitude towards them is remarkable. The tussle between the mother and Kakima, the mother and her daughter-in-law in regards to her son, everything is on point.

The married life of the young couple is hali Audible Download Audio Books. Having read the translated version, the true essence of the story appeared lost at parts.

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

Nov 15, Rishav Agarwal rated it liked it. There is no mention of electricity She, with her flaws and desires, is what real humans are made of.

The courtsey extended by Behari is beyond imagination. Binodini is an amazing character and Z Bangla should be sued for what they have done to her.