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. CHOKHER BALI, a novel by Rabindranath Tagore [Rabindranath Tagore] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sorry!! There is no description. Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali and millions of other books are available for . epitome of Bengali literature and several of his short stories and novels have.

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But they strike up a camaraderie which is resented by Mahendra, novwl brings about a new found frigidity in their friendship. This is used to detect comment spam. Even after its abolition, widows were still considered pariah, and would live in isolation and penury till the end of their days since their worldly worth had been eroded irreversibly by fate.

In this book we have Binodini, a beautiful young widow who very subtly but surely wrecks havoc in Mahendra and Asha’s married life, simply because she felt petulant about why a child like Asha enjoys such complete devotion from her husband. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I felt that he was a spoilt brat who only looked down on people and only saw what people had to offer him.

Javascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis. The Times Of India. This is one of those books that motivate me to take up Bengali again and read unabridged.

Mohan and Asha, the newly wed couple are engrossed in their own world of happiness which is full of mutual love and passion unlike Binodini. When in love, they can be both desperately devoid of chokhsr, and they can be nervous. Binodini hails the woman and the two soon agree that it would be best if 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”.


Mahendra Soni Shrikanth Mohta. Upon release, Chokher Bali met with positive critical and box office reception. Bengal was not spared either and amidst all the chaos of partition, it is into this newfangled country with the promise of a new destiny, that Tagore saw fit to send his heroine in her quest to escape from the tentacles of noveo that had brought her nothing but ruin.

Books by Rabindranath Tagore. The way Tagore ji has constructed the story and has explained each character’s emotional trauma that- it was very hard to blame anyone in certain situations…apart from human emotions of course which is always fluctuating and never constant!

Chokher Bali

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. She would have hali forgiveness in her heart and would’ve loved wholeheartedly again. Google provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network.

Struggled to finish it. Internationally known for his poetic brilliance; Tagore’s novels are bovel an interesting and compelling study.

At an age when a girl wishes to wear colorful robes and enticing jewelry, she dressed herself in white and stayed with other widows in her village.

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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.


Ultimately, they are discovered and Bali is exiled to her village amid much scandal and bad blood, and Asha in her grief goes on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Kashi. We partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. It’s almost perfect in technicality albeit a few repetitions of phrases and words. Ghare Baire – The Home and the World6.

The film’s background score is by Debojyoti Mishra and, notably, it contains no playback singing. Early life Middle years Political views. This is the second book that I read of Tagore. I’m having similar feelings after reading the ending. Just like Scarlett O’Hara, she is a woman I can relate to.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

Chokhwr Western border probably was the worst affected by this dictum. When she finally manages to entrance Mahendra, she realizes the extent of her folly because she does not really want him. She pleads with Behari to marry her, but Behari, true to his values, rejects her offer.

The story of this novel delves deep into many facets of human relationships and how a single wrong decision can make the life disharmonious.