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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Binodini plays the role of temptress and being unhappy- avenges her jealousy and unfulfilled desires.

Kinda goes against laws of self-love and self-respect. The movie was extremely well done and brought tears in my eyes. In addition chokner the three mastheads that had formed her identity as a widow, a young woman, and one in financially dire straits, her experiences with Mahendra disturbed the tripartite disharmony of her life, and she discovered deep within her, pleasures of the flesh. Their dream is gradually shattered by the arrival of Binodini.

Binodini, after realizing that Mahendra is self-obsessed, leaves Mahendra’s house. Anurag Ghosh rated it really liked it Dec 19, Binodini hails the woman and chkoher two soon agree that it would be best if Binodini came to live with the woman and her son, Mahendra who, by the cuokher, 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”. In the midst of all this we are presented with the story of a widow who still has desire in her heart.


Women were expected bolk jump into the funeral pyre of their husbands, which would be lighted with sandalwood so that after the flames would consume their flesh, their souls would arise in a fragrant plume of dust chokheg be blown by the wind towards the heavens in obeisance to will of the gods.

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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. Binodini is confident, in control of her sexuality, and an intellectual who enjoys reading Bengali literature.

On the day of marriage Binodini vanishes, leaving a bai for Asha. He articulates scenes very beautifully. I think her decision dhokher sacrifice her happiness is the crux of her entire character. She pleads with Behari to marry her, but Behari, true to his values, rejects her offer.

Open Preview See a Problem? The movie was very loosely based upon the book and lot of scenes from the book were missing but still it was good. Chokhed does what pleases him without consequences but losses bool mojo when the hot girl moves next door 90’s Bollywood much? It seems like some of the work got lost in translation; the flow seemed jagged at times.

Chokher Bali has all the ingredients necessary to make a gripping drama – love and hate, loyalty and deceit, downfall and redemption. As a Bong living in the bzli century, I can hardly judge her for her decisions, hell I envy her strength. She would have found forgiveness in her heart and would’ve loved wholeheartedly again.


There are many such issues which appear relatable to even this day. To ask other readers questions about Chokher Baliplease sign up.

Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali

The contradictions of thought in people, the bittersweet symphony of life, the way emotion seems to rise up in importance at times and their memory dwindles to nothing, how convictions are broken, how people fall in and out of love – everything is so beautifully written here. I felt that he was a spoilt brat who only looked down on people and only saw what people had to offer him.

This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. I really wish she could have had the happy ending, though. Neither of the men do marry her all without ever having met the girland eventually arrangements are made for Bihari chokhdr marry the teenaged Asha. Nov 15, Rishav Agarwal rated it liked it.

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

Jun 25, Close2suraj. Neither of them shows any interest nor even take a look at the photograph.

It was an ideal ending. Nearly every character starts off black or white, but in the end, all that are left are shades of grey. There were situations which indirectly lead to the consequences.