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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. With Radhika Apte, Tara-Alisha Berry, Sumeet Vyas. Chokher Bali revolves around four vital characters Mahendra, his friend Bihari, his wife Ashalata and. Chokher Bali () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more The movie correctly depicts what Tagore so skillfully wrote and is a sad, stirring tale of the.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. In a world where a widow’s place was in the flames, the very thought of her remarriage was taboo.

Retrieved from ” https: Binodini leaves the town for her village.

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I can’t help think Tagore meant for Binodini to be a metaphor more for exploited humanity than for exploited womanhood. It gets two stars from me primarily because i was reading a translation. However, that’s exactly what a girl of that age and personality would have done. Learn more about Amazon Prime. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. Little does this family realize that Binodini, bitter and resentful at the way she was spurned, sight unseen, by both Mahendra and Bihari, wants rablndranath revenge.

One issue I have with the book is the shoddy translation. They can shower someone with affection one moment, snap at them the next.

Upon release, Chokher Bali met with positive critical and box office reception. First published in A. Books by Rabindranath Tagore. His Fiction work includes Eight Raabindranath Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ashalata and Binodini refer to each other as Chokher Bali. To view it, click here. I am just so glad that I got to read this book. Chokher Bali is a melodramatic and rather sexual tale of family, love and loss. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Fondly called as ‘Gurudev’, Tagore was an educationist of highest mark.

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In the early days of connubial bliss, the young couple stay cooped up in bed and this consummation of early love causes Mahendra to miss classes at the University where he is training to rabinrranath a doctor.

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All about the relationships of women and how their lives revolve d around men and their failures and accomplishments. Turns out Tagore published much before K.

The story details the lives of these three and Mahendra’s best friend as they deal with certain issues as distrust, adultery, lies, and numerous fallings-out between them. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The sanctity of the marriage bond has been questioned often enough but in those days, the very thought of such indiscretion would warrant ostracization. Sep 11, Suyash rated it really liked it.

The movie was extremely well done and brought tears in my ttagore. Read more Read less. Unfortunately, while I can read Bengali, since it is not my mother tongue, it would take me ages to finish the book in the language and I am too impatient. This is used to provide rabindranaty on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized.


Rituparno Ghosh has subtitled the film A Passion Play transforming the story into the drama of passion. Leo Tolstoy, Gustave Flaubert and countless others have explored the theme of illicit love in tagoore 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.

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The summary looked very simple I almost wondered what was hidden in this pages book but then I got to know what a spellbinding emotional saga it was which mesmerized me immensely. Get to Know Us. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Rabundranath stage adaptation was first performed in[2] and other versions were produced on screen and television, for example, Chokher Bali by Rituparno Ghosh inand in the television series Stories by Rabindranath Tagore in Views Read Edit View history.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Story of Chokher Bali First published in A. In olden days in Bengal, women and girls who were best gagore would often set a common nickname for themselves and address each other by that name. One does not rate a Tagore. As she is leaving for Kashi, Mahendra comes to mend their relations, which she refuses. This rating is more for the translation. The story was unsatisfying and had unrelatable characters.