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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That’s how Bangla society was at that time. Binodini, after realizing that Mahendra is self-obsessed, leaves Mahendra’s house.

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My most precious read about Indian culture and heritage by the famous poet and writer Rabindranath Tagore. The tussle between the mother and Kakima, the mother and her daughter-in-law in regards to her son, everything is on point.

The plight of the widows, lets us know the distance we have traveled since then. His understanding of the feelings and emotions of Indian women and his sympathetic attitude towards them is remarkable.

H Lawrence’s ‘Sons and Lovers’, the metaphorical umbilical cord that had thus conjoined mother and son is boom after the entry of Asha, and so the mother decides to take a journey to her village for a change of scenery. Some articles have Google Maps embedded in them.


It’s a good plot, with many complexities and coinciding interests.

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. One day they receive a proposal of a young woman named Binodini along with a photograph. Refresh and try again.

I finished it in less than 2 days – I wanted to take time baki absorb each development but it is so fast and compelling that I could not put it down. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The two characters share a loving bond at the beginning of their married life. 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 baoi the ambiguity of virtue in a patriarchal society reeling under major social and political upheaval in its search for identity prior to Independence.

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This novel without a doubt was indeed way ahead of its time. He is disillusioned and gets ready to leave her wife Asha for Binodini. I wish I could read the original.

Jos Sedley from Vanity Fair might be a better comparison.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

Just like Scarlett O’Hara, she is a woman I can relate to. The translation is very simple, and the story moves fast and remains interesting throughout. Archived copy as title CS1 errors: Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: And forgiveness is beautiful. She is a human woman, passionate and flawed.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Chokher Bali is a Bengali novel by Choker Tagore that depicts the life of the central character, Binodini, and her relationships with three individuals. She has a contrasting sense of character within herself. This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized.

A Pipe Line of water was a new bopk then! 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. By this time, Mahendra, who is by nature a pretentious youth who writes poetry in English, the language of the colonial masters and dresses in the latest Western fashions, wearies of his wife, because in spite of her beauty, she fails to arouse in him an enduring passion on account of her being an uneducated simpleton with cchokher he cannot share his feelings.