With Radhika Apte, Tara-Alisha Berry, Sumeet Vyas. Chokher Bali revolves around four vital characters Mahendra, his friend Bihari, his wife Ashalata and. After reading the other two answers here, I am tempted to share a word of caution : the ending of Tagore’s novel ‘Chokher Bali’ is pretty different in content from. To ask other readers questions about Chokher Bali, please sign up. Let me clarify that rating: 4 stars for Rabindranath Tagore’s novel, 2 stars for Sukhendu.

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At Kashi, Binodini meets Behari who, after some incidents, agrees to marry her. Unfortunately, while I can read Bengali, since it is not my mother tongue, it would take me ages to rabincranath the book in the language and I am too impatient. I don’t know about the English translation, but in Bangla, Rab Chokher Bali is the most realistic book I have ever read.

Later his works have been translated into English by himself and by other translators also. The archaic laws of a British era Bengal deprived her of an actual life.

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Chokher Bali has been adapted a number of times in film, television and theatre. Don’t you need somebody to love? He said to read books when I can find time. But was she a widow by choice?

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Binodini plays the role of temptress and being unhappy- avenges her jealousy and unfulfilled desires. Retrieved from ” https: This is a beautifully written book and extremely interesting on the human level. Choker story revolves around a spoilt man child who is smothered and pampered to obstinance. Shesher Kobita7. I mean, Asha takes Mahendra again, forgetting every slight to her and the feelings of hate she felt for him.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

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. She, in turn is perplexed by the language used and takes it to the Catholic nun who had schooled her in her youth. Open Preview See a Problem? While Binodini begins her life as a widow, Mahendra’s gets married to She chooses her husbands love over her duties towards her home.


The story begins with an episode where both Mahendra and Behari turn down a marriage proposal from a certain Binodini without as much as a glance at her photograph, unknowing then, of how her life would get entangled with their own in the near future. Binodini is confident, in control of her sexuality, and an intellectual who enjoys reading Bengali literature.

The writing felt choppy and bombastic sometimes. Their lives needed to be validated by men and they allowed themselves be pawns in a man’s whim for gratification. Fondly called as ‘Gurudev’, Tagore was an educationist of highest mark. Retrieved from ” https: Shrikant Mohta Mahendra Soni.

Google provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. It explores the extramarital affair between Binodini, a young widow, and Mahendra, one of the three other main characters, the complicated friendship with Asha, his girl-wife, and her mutually conflicting feelings with Behari, Mahendra’s adopted brother.

The book I think is likely to be mindblowing in its original avatar but that is literally lost in translation. Chokher Balitranslated into English by Krishna Kripalaniwas published under the title of Binodini in by the Sahitya Akademi.

Maybe some of the situations of the book do not apply to the way we look at life, or our custo This is a beautifully written book and extremely interesting on the human level. Gitanjali Song OfferingsGora Fair-Facedand Ghare-Baire The Home and the World are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed—or panned—for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and unnatural contemplation. A reader’s progress” — via Business Standard.

Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: Being widowed immediately after marriage having not found any love from even a single soul she was hungry for it and txgore 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 rbindranath how much worth she was compared to Asha.


This year i had decided to give up on books. Sep 14, Aamil Syed rated it it was ok Shelves: Some passages were deleted in the initial serialization and publication, but partly restored in the anthology Rabindra Rachanabali published inwith more restored in an independent edition in Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. Novels by Rabindranath Chokheer Indian novels adapted into films. Mar 07, Abhishek Pathak rated it it was amazing Shelves: The film was declared a hit at the box office.

The Cult of the Charkha. The content also highlighted issues of women literacy, child marriage, gendered power hierarchy within the family and the fates of three widows [1]. Were the guidelines of propriety invented by man or laid down by higher Somebody To Love When the garden flowers Baby, are dead, yes And your mind, your mind Is so full of red.

But I guess knowing she was loved, truly, would have to suffice. 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.

Films directed by Rituparno Ghosh. When in love, they can be both desperately devoid of sense, and they can be nervous. Refresh and try again. Tagore tells a compelling story of entangled relationships and probes deep into the psyche of main character Binodini. 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.