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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I also got an interesting insight into Brahmo society and thought and a possible insight into the way some of my great great great grandparents lived and chokuer.

Don’t you need somebody to love? A widow at the age of 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 always fluctuating and never constant! The playful gestures through which s This is the second book that I read of Tagore.

“Stories by Rabindranath Tagore” Chokher Bali (TV Episode ) – IMDb

So, it is a shame that I could not enjoy what is probably a brilliantly written saga about the tangled webs that we weave, driven by our desperate desires, wants and sheer stubbornness. And the author describes that how the 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.


A transliteration in Devnagari scriptwith footnotes in Hindi, was also published by the Sahitya Akademi in They had no individuality. The archaic laws of a British era Bengal deprived her of an actual life.

Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. It is impossible to judge in matters of the heart, but does one smudged line blot the bigger picture?

Chokher Bali

This is used to detect comment spam. Bihari falls in love with Asha, but so does Mahendra—and he ends up marrying Asha.

Open Preview See a Problem? Whereas if a man were to lose his wife, the selfsame deities would be glad to open the gates of heaven to the solitary female traveler rrabindranath other half would be left back in the realm of the living. After her sojourn, she returns with Binodini, who has since been married and widowed, in tow.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

Rituparno Ghosh has subtitled the film A Passion Play transforming the story into the drama of passion. There was also a superstition in those times that an educated woman was bound to become a widow, and so Asha was contended to play her part in the charade of life. Being born a woman in a hypocritical society that held on to such regressive thought was indeed tough luck. He is a cunning fox who wants the whole world to revolve around him without a care for who might be hurt.

Instead she falls in love with rabindranafh simple, honest and upright Behari, Mahendra’s childhood friend, who everyone ignores and takes for granted, until Mahendra reveals himself for the immature child in man’s body that he is.


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You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. Binodini is a young girl who is left to her own devices when her sickly husband dies soon after their marriage.

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Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

Early life Middle years Political views. Chokher Bali has been adapted a number of times in film, television and theatre. Maybe some of the situations of the 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.

Each character is deftly etched, never black, never white, but shades of grey—and each character has a definite character arch: Sep 23, Versha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 07, Abhishek Pathak rated it it was amazing Shelves: A fascinating portrayal by Rabindranath Tagore.

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