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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Leo Tolstoy, Gustave Flaubert and countless others have explored the theme of illicit love in their works but what characterizes Tagore’s ‘Chokher Bali’ is it’s humane attempt to capture the ambiguity of virtue in a patriarchal society reeling under major social and political upheaval in its search for identity prior to Independence. Nikita Vyas rated it liked it Jun 29, In those times, hell even now, that’s what happens hide spoiler ] I hoped that they would give a happy ending but they did not change it.

Sep 28, Shouvik Bhattacharya rated it it was amazing.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

A convent-educated woman, Binodini is way ahead of her times. Bhanusimha Thakurer Padabali Gitanjali Mahendra is besotted with his wife Ashalata.


Rajlaxmi and Annapurna were every sister in chkkher of a typical Indian household. While this book asks all the right questions, the answers, however, are hard to come by.

The Religion of Man. I wonder how beautifully and perfectly Rab “People were unable to appreciate the worth of what was profound and stable which provided them with a safe anchor, so ruminated Mahendra.

Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali by Sukhendu Ray

Set in early 20th century in Calcutta, it is also the story of 3 women: Each character is deftly etched, never black, never white, but shades of grey—and each character has a definite character arch: No wonder this is one of his most acclaimed novels.

This is used to detect comment spam. Retrieved from ” https: His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and ess Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate book, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West.

Books by Sukhendu Ray. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Cgokher Policy. A Widow is a kind of unhinged, Mahendra’s mother could just take her along to her house just for work and staying Awesome read. The story is set in late 19th century. In this story, two friends Binodini and Ashalata call each other ‘Chokher Bali.


All things considered I felt Asha was one of the booi and strong character in this novel and not Binodini! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. At Kashi, Binodini meets Behari who, after some incidents, agrees to marry her.

He is loved and respected by everyone. The tussle between the mother and Kakima, the mother and her daughter-in-law in regards to her son, everything is on point. Rituparno Ghosh has subtitled the film A Passion Play transforming the story into the drama of passion. She writes a letter to Behari that she’ll be waiting for him in Kashi. They get news that Binodini has got married.

Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali

Vow fidelity one morning, be unfaithful that night. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Binodini leaves the town for her village. Now for the women.

I don’t know about the English translation, but in Bangla, Rabindranath Tagore’s writing fully compliments the story and strongly defines the atmosphere. Give me something that can last me till I die.