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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Binodini is a young girl who is left to her own devices when her sickly husband dies soon after their marriage. This is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. Rituparno Ghosh has subtitled the film A Passion Play transforming the story into the drama of passion.

Refresh and try again. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It’s a good plot, with many complexities and coinciding interests.

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Instead she makes him promise to take her to Behari. The story was beautiful and the ending tragic. The playful gestures through which she seduces her love and the painful restraint through which she controls herself is very beautifully narrated in this translation of Choker Bali.


This page was last edited on 13 Septemberbokk Jogajob and 8. This book was totally out of my comfort zone. Chokher Bali is truly a norm defying novel written by Rabindranath Tagore.

Ashalata and Binodini refer to each other as Chokher Bali. She chooses her husbands love over her duties towards her home.

Chokher Bali

A few months later Ashalata gets pregnant, and the family gets the news that Binodini has been widowed only after a year’s marriage.

It was an ideal ending. Spoilers – I guess, morally, you could argue against some of the points.

For other uses, see Chokher Bali. They strike up a friendship which is based on mutual understanding and a sense of shared fate which has placed them in the same boat as widowed women braving the storm of social stigma, albeit their differences in age.

To provide a better website experience, owlcation. 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.

Be the first to contribute! Widowed within one year of being married, she is chookher to the loving married life of Asha and Mahendra and evidently wants it for herself.

Chokher Bali is a melodramatic and rather sexual tale of family, love and loss. Wong Kar-wai’s ‘In The Mood For Love’ perfectly captures the initial stages of a crumbling marriage, and Orhan Pamuk’s ‘The Museum of Innocence’ provides a modern example of how forbidden love can often end tragically, but Tagore’s treatment of the subject of infidelity must be lauded for its revolutionary and uninhibited approach in portraying Bengali society. Chokherr is smart, cunning, well-spoken and multi-talented.


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I wonder how beautifully and perfectly Rabindranath Tagore might have chokhfr the characters’ mindset. M It gets two stars from me primarily because i was reading a translation.

Mahendra Soni Shrikanth Mohta. There is element of secret hatred, that Asha feels towards Bihari. The film’s background score is by Debojyoti Mishra and, notably, it contains no playback singing. This is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos.

Want to Read saving…. When all the characters finally reunite in the old family home after going their separate paths, the reader also feels equal amount of joy. I don’t know about the English translation, but in Bangla, Rabindranath Tagore’s writing fully compliments the story and strongly defines the atmosphere.