With Radhika Apte, Tara-Alisha Berry, Sumeet Vyas. Chokher Bali revolves around four vital characters Mahendra, his friend Bihari, his wife Ashalata and. After reading the other two answers here, I am tempted to share a word of caution : the ending of Tagore’s novel ‘Chokher Bali’ is pretty different in content from. To ask other readers questions about Chokher Bali, please sign up. Let me clarify that rating: 4 stars for Rabindranath Tagore’s novel, 2 stars for Sukhendu.

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Tagore family Dwarkanath Ramanath Debendranath. Movie adaptations of some of his novels has resulted into a renewed attention and making his fiction work popular once again. Quotes from Chokher Bali. Who is Rabindranath Tagore?

In spite of the affair, Behari was also in her thoughts and she held him in high regard for his uprightness and patriotic zeal. In addition to 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.

The story was beautiful and the ending tragic.

Chokher Bali

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. In the midst of all this we are presented with the story of a widow who still has desire in her heart.

Search for ” Chokher Bali ” on Amazon. Bihari is a childhood friend of Mahendra. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Her befriending of Asha is merely a means to get to Mahendra—and to seduce him. Tagore tells a compelling story of entangled relationships and probes deep into the psyche of main character Binodini.

The characters were pretty complex and not one dimensional except Behari who did seem like an epitome of goodness. 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, gabindranath convictions are broken, how people fall in and out of love – everything is so beautifully written here. Binodini was a beautiful and educated woman and her rapport with Rajalakshmi gradually endeared her to the rest of the household with her witticisms and austerity.


Views Read Edit View history. He is a cunning fox who cchokher the whole world to revolve around him without a care for who might be hurt. View all 15 comments.

Tagore’s description of his main characters is very vivid and we realize that some human traits unfortunately do not change and that basically we are not that different. It about people who think beyond the moment and bring peace. Novels by Rabindranath Tagore Indian novels adapted into films.

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

It is a story of how each of our personal relationships has its own power equations at work: Aishwarya Rai in the Movie Chokher Bali. Or especially when it comes to those we love.

You better find somebody to love. This is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. He became the first Asian to receive Nobel prize for his devotional poetic collection in Mahendra Mohanis a pampered son of Rajalakshmi and studying to become a doctor. What sort of divine logic was that?

The way Tagore ji has constructed the story and has explained each character’s emotional trauma that- it was very hard to blame anyone in certain situations…apart from human emotions of course which is chokner fluctuating and never constant!

Internationally known for his poetic brilliance; Tagore’s novels are also an interesting and compelling study.

Chokher Bali (film) – Wikipedia

Aug 11, Madhulika Liddle rated it liked it. But that son, Mahendra, was one of the first to see Binodini’s photo when she was propsed as a prospective wife for him, yet refused her on account of his being “unready for marriage. While the story is set in the area around Calcuta and talks about an Indian mariage and family many of the problems could apply to people all over the world.


She pleads with Behari to marry her, but Behari, true to his values, rejects her offer. Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore exhibition book Rabindra Chitravali book. It was very difficult for young widows in those days.

The story details the lives of these three and Mahendra’s best friend as they deal with issues such as distrust, adultery, lies, and rabindrwnath. In the love triangle that ensues, Behari who claims to have taken an oath of bachelorhood in return for Independence of the country, in spite of temptation, gracefully wards off the playful advances of Bali. It’s almost perfect in technicality albeit a few repetitions of phrases and words.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

He also noted that the film appeals “to a niche audience due to its periodic settings and ideologies. His compositions were chosen by two nations as national anthems: As a Bong living in the 21st century, I can hardly judge her for her decisions, hell I envy her strength. Sep 23, Versha rated it it was amazing Shelves: He condemns all kinds of taboos and unjust customs which deprive widows of their rightful existence; confined to live a mournful colorless life. That’s how Bangla society was at that time.

I later read Home and the World and while I enjoyed the story I thought the translation by Surendranath Tagore was lacking.

Then again should we blame loner Binodini? A prolific writer and the harbinger of Bengali Renaissance, Tagore engendered a tagoree opus of literary art both in verse and prose form. Bengal was not spared either and amidst all the atgore 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.

Nov 15, Rishav Agarwal rated it liked it.