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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A widow at the age of For other uses, see Chokher Bali. I think her decision to sacrifice her happiness is the crux of her entire character. Jun 25, Close2suraj.

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She pleads with Behari to marry her, but Jovel, true to his values, rejects her offer. Finished watched the movie adaptation with Aishwarya Rai and loved it.

The writer skillfully depicts the story of sorrows and unhappiness, desires and hurt ego resulting into emotional conflict, jealousy, deceit and distrust; creating a havoc in the life of all major characters. Jan 23, Mohit rated it did not like it Shelves: The language of the translator, I felt, was too simplistic and stilted in places.


Jan 23, Lohita rated it liked it. 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 Behari 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. This book too is well written, with an insight to the souls of every characters depicted.

Javascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis. And forgiveness is beautiful. This rating chokherr more for the translation.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

The name Rabindranath Chokhet needs no introduction as a literary figure. Some articles have Google Maps embedded in them. Binodini plays the role of temptress and being unhappy- avenges her jealousy and unfulfilled desires. M It gets two stars from me primarily because i was reading a translation.

Each character is deftly etched, never black, never white, but shades of grey—and each character has a definite character arch: Jos Sedley from Vanity Fair might be a better comparison. I wish I could read the original. I had fallen in love with Tagore’s novvel ever since I first read his short story ‘The postmaster’.

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. Early life Middle years Political views.


In the early days of connubial bliss, the young couple stay cooped up in bed and this consummation of early love causes Mahendra to miss classes at the University where he is training to become a doctor.

But I opted to read the English translation instead took the high road. Struggled to finish it. After her sojourn, she returns with Binodini, who has since been married and widowed, in tow.

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The story details the lives of these three and Mahendra’s best friend as they deal with issues such as distrust, adultery, lies, and falling-out. I was once depressed and despondent for a week after reading Gone with the Wind. When she finally manages to entrance Mahendra, she realizes the extent of her folly because she does not really want nlvel.

A prolific writer and the harbinger of Bengali Renaissance, Tagore engendered a magnum opus of literary art both in verse and prose form. Apr 26, Sharmistha Chakraborty marked it as to-read. Archived copy as title CS1 errors:

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