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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Retrieved from ” https: Ultimately, they are discovered and Bali is exiled to her village amid much scandal and bad blood, and Asha in her grief goes on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Kashi.

Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! On the day of marriage Binodini vanishes, leaving a letter for Asha. She is a human woman, passionate and flawed. Their lives needed to be validated by men rabindrranath they allowed themselves be pawns in a man’s whim for gratification. The story of this novel delves deep into many facets of human relationships and how a single wrong decision can make the life disharmonious.

Bihari falls in love with Asha, but so does Mahendra—and he ends up marrying Asha. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It gets two stars from me primarily because i was reading a translation. But was she a widow by choice? I guess the beauty of the writing was lost in translation. Retrieved from ” https: Rajalakshmi, the mother, is kept company in her old age by her sister-in-law who is also a widow, and Behari, a very close friend of Mahendra is also a part of the family circle.

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Binodini hails the woman and the two soon agree that it would be best if Binodini came to live with the woman and her son, Mahendra who, by the way, was one of the first to see Binodini’s photo when she was unwed and up for grabs yet refused her on account twgore his being baki for marriage”.


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Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

When she finally manages to entrance Mahendra, she realizes the extent of her folly because she does not really want him. In spite of the affair, Behari was also in her thoughts and she held him in high regard for his uprightness and patriotic zeal. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Each character is deftly etched, never black, never white, but shades of grey—and each character has a definite character arch: While Binodini begins her life as a widow, Mahendra’s gets married to Ashalata as he falls in love with her beauty. The name Rabindranath Tagore needs no introduction as a literary figure. This supports the Maven widget and search functionality.

All about the relationships of women and how their lives revolve d around men and their failures and accomplishments.

His understanding of the feelings and emotions of Indian women and his sympathetic attitude towards them is remarkable.

Unfortunately, he also gets entangled in the game of deceit and revenge.

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In this novel there are many ups and downs,the story is about a bengali family settled in calcutta. But I guess knowing she was loved, truly, would have to suffice. Shesher Kobita7.

One day they receive a proposal of a young woman named Binodini along with a photograph. The story is set in late 19th century. This is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. The title of the book can be translated as “a grain of sand”, a “constant irritant to the eye”, or bzli “eyesore”.

Or especially when it comes to those we balk. In those times, hell even now, that’s what happens hide spoiler ] Both Mahendra and Behari are of marriage age, and do get a lot of proposals. The story was beautiful and the ending tragic.


I can write pages about Binodini’s character. Maybe some of the situations of rabindranaty book do not apply to the way we look at life, or our custo This is a beautifully written book and extremely interesting on the human level. Set in early 20th century in Calcutta, it is also the story of 3 women: First published in A. Some passages were deleted in the initial serialization and taggore, but partly restored in the anthology Rabindra Rachanabali published inwith more restored in an independent edition in Cohkher in with Facebook Other Sign in options.

I felt that he was a spoilt brat who only looked down rabindrranath people and only saw what people had to offer him. A secure life of love and care, which could have been Binodini’s, if Mohan would not have refused to marry her earlier. The movie correctly depicts what Tagore so skillfully wrote and is a sad, stirring tale of the deceit and sorrow that come from being unsatisfied and unhappy.

I finished it in less than 2 days – I wanted to take time to absorb each development but it is so fast and compelling that I could not put it down. The story revolves around the four titular chokger A transliteration in Devnagari scriptwith footnotes in Hindi, was also published by the Sahitya Akademi in He became the first Asian to receive Nobel prize for his devotional poetic collection in Share this Rating Title: The characters were pretty complex and not one dimensional except Behari who did seem like an epitome of tabore.

A woman as strong-willed as her could not live knowing how much she had wronged others, as she realized, albeit a little late.