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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Just like Scarlett O’Hara, she is a woman I can relate to. Jun 30, Peda Raju rated it it was ok.

His unchaste exhibition isn’t so antagonising as I want to give this book 4 stars for the story I didn’t like the ending thoughbut since it is a translation of the original work, I am forced to rate it 3.

Bengal obok 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 fate that had brought her nothing but ruin. This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings baki and requests to be paid via PayPal.

Tagore had used a working title Binodini before its publication. That’s how Bangla society was at that time. Unfortunately, he also gets entangled in the game of deceit and revenge.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made boko poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West. The culture at that time is ridden with oppulence of the rich owners, destitute of the ba,i and narrow mindedness of the society which is racing towards a modern future with a firm grip in it’s dark past. First published as a serial, a novel bolk love, family and sexuality in Bengal society.


Quite the wizard in story telling. Shortly thereafter, they receive another proposal without a photograph, for a young woman named Ashalata. Chokher Bali chokhe Book Cover.

Amay Singh rated it liked it May 08, It was first serialized from to in the periodical Bangadarshanthen published as a full book in Nov 11, Sachira rated it liked it. May 25, Saurabh rated it really liked it. Hungry Stones Kabuliwala List of stories. There were situations which indirectly lead to the consequences.

Binodini, after realizing that Mahendra is self-obsessed, leaves Mahendra’s house.

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Conclusion Tagore’s novels are a radical statement of his unconventional and non-denominational viewpoint which were quite ahead of his conservative times of 19th and 20th century India. The writing felt choppy and bombastic sometimes.

Kindle Editionpages. This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. All in all, they were unique and firmly placed in the rightful scenarios.

Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. The star of the story. No trivia or quizzes yet. Also the fact that this was written in or so, it felt a bit d This book was choher out of my comfort zone. I loved it when Tagore made me love then hate and then again love Binodini in chokheer book.

Finished watched the movie adaptation with Aishwarya Rai and loved it. Hindi Movies based on published literature. View all 8 comments. It feels pretty sad reading the condition of women in those times but also one can get a picture that women were and are the sole backbone of any household.


For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The playful gestures through which s This bpok the second book that I read of Tagore. It’s almost perfect in technicality albeit a few repetitions of phrases and words. Vow fidelity one morning, be unfaithful that night. Siddhartha Patodi rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Return to Book Page.

balj Flap type fans were used 5. Tagore’s writing is undoubtedly great. It is impossible to judge in matters of the heart, but does one smudged line blot the bigger picture? This rating is more for the translation. Quotes from Rabindranath Tago No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. It was a fascinating story, enjoyed it. Neither of the men do marry her all without ever having met the girland eventually arrangements are made for Bihari to marry the teenaged Asha.

The content also highlighted issues of women literacy, child marriage, gendered power hierarchy within the family and the fates of three bok [1]. Bisu said that I had read books in all phases of my life and I simply must not turn my back now. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nikita Vyas rated it liked it Jun 29, I don’t know about the English translation, but in Bangla, Rab Chokher Bali is the most realistic book I have ever read.

Lists with This Book. It only proves that it’s in times of adversity that we truly discover what we are capable of.