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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A secure life of love and care, which could have been Binodini’s, if Mohan would not have refused to marry her earlier. We partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites.

Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali by Sukhendu Ray

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. I guess the beauty of the writing was lost in translation.

Chokher Bali is a melodramatic and rather sexual tale of family, love and loss. Retrieved 15 March Retrieved from ” https: Set in early 20th century in Calcutta, it is also the story of 3 women: She writes a bail to Behari that she’ll be waiting for him in Kashi. This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. He seems to be the only balanced character in this novel. On this pretext, the first cracks form in his relationship with his mother who suddenly feels jilted and displaced from her earlier position of undivided adulation in her son’s affections.


Separately, I rate the translation 2, which has clearly gone wrong at a number of places, and only makes me wish I could read Bengali.

Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. As she is leaving for Kashi, Mahendra comes to mend their relations, which she refuses. Little does this family realize that Binodini, bitter and resentful at the way she was spurned, sight unseen, by both Mahendra and Bihari, wants her revenge. To provide a better website experience, owlcation. Sharanya rated it it was amazing Jan 09, This is a novel about desires,passions,unfulfill My most precious read about Indian culture and heritage by the famous poet and writer Rabindranath Tagore.

After her sojourn, she returns with Binodini, who has since been married and widowed, in tow. The two characters share a loving bond at the beginning of their married life. Bhanusimha Thakurer Padabali Gitanjali When in love, they can be both desperately devoid of sense, and they can be nervous.

Rabindranath Tagore Chokher Bali

At Kashi, Binodini meets Behari who, after some incidents, agrees to marry her. Sep 23, Versha rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Reason being, it is always easy to get hold of anyone or anything by acting mean but it is difficult to stay put where your roots are till people realize who you really are. This book too is well written, with an insight to the souls of every characters depicted.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. HubPages and Hubbers authors chokhher earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others. Both Mahendra and Behari are of marriage age, and do get a lot of proposals.

Retrieved 20 October This book was totally out of my comfort zone. And the author describes that how chkher power of passion and desires can shake any relation from its roots and how a man becomes a slave of his own desires which he’s not being able to overcome despite wanting to concentrate on his wife and family. But I opted to read the English translation instead took the high road. The tussle between the mother and Kakima, the mother and her daughter-in-law in regards to her son, everything is on point.

Widowed within one year of being married, she is attracted to the loving married life of Asha and Mahendra and evidently wants it for herself. On the day of marriage Binodini vanishes, leaving a letter for Asha. Something of usual and homely nature.