Chokher Bali (English and Bengali Edition) [Rabindranath Tagore, Sukhendu Ray] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Mahendra is besotted. Film adaptations by some renowned directors like Satyajit Ray and Ritupurno Ghosh has been exemplary. Chokher Bali (English and Bengali. You have asked for the best translation for a Bengali idiom – Chokher Bali – though not best, the essence of the word is that – ‘a person who I.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Asha trusts Binodini to be her friend and very innocently names their friendship as Chokher Bali. 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. In a somewhat underwhelming end to the story, he takes the reader to the ghat town of Kashi, on the banks of the holy river Ganges, chokhed Bali makes one last attempt to salvage some pride by marrying Behari but aborts after securing a promise from him, leaving behind a letter of regret, informing of her departure for the ‘New Country’, alluding to the impending partition of the country.

But I guess knowing she was loved, truly, would have to suffice.

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. He said to read books when I can find time. Chokher Bali is a regional word of Bengali language which literally means ‘sand in the eye’ or a constant irritant to the eye. Bihari falls in love with Asha, but so does Mahendra—and he ends up marrying Asha.


So many things that you never find portrayed in characters and scenes were drawn lucidly in this book. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. In the midst of all this we are presented with the story of a widow who still has desire in her heart.

Shortly thereafter, they receive another proposal without a photograph, for a young woman named Ashalata. The writer skillfully depicts the story of sorrows and unhappiness, desires and hurt ego resulting into emotional conflict, jealousy, deceit and distrust; creating a havoc in the life of all major characters.

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Now, when the two arrive the woman’s son and his new bride are in the throes of passion, constantly sneaking off to be alone together; this infatuation does not last long, however, when Mahendra begins to see that his wife’s friend, Binodini, is more his type. Mahendra Mohanis a pampered son of Rajalakshmi and studying to become a doctor.

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He introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language into Bengali l Showing of 5 reviews. Binodini, after realizing that Mahendra is self-obsessed, leaves Mahendra’s house.

This is one of those books that motivate me to take up Bengali again and read unabridged. He is engliwh and respected by everyone. Being born a woman in a hypocritical society that held on to such regressive thought was indeed tough luck.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

I was once depressed and despondent for a week after reading Gone with the Wind. Books by Rabindranath Tagore. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Spoilers – I guess, morally, you could argue against some of the points.


No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. Tagore’s novels are a radical statement of his unconventional and non-denominational viewpoint which were quite ahead of his conservative times of 19th and 20th century India. Neither of them shows any interest nor even take a look at the photograph. Wouldn’t you love somebody to love? Also the fact that this was written in or so, it felt a bit dated at times.

I guess the beauty of the writing was lost in translation. Tagore family Dwarkanath Ramanath Debendranath. While this book asks all the rnglish questions, the answers, however, are hard to come by.

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Start reading Chokher Bali on your Kindle in under a minute. Then things get complicated when Ashalata befriends Binodini – and both Mahendra and Behari get attracted to her – so much so that Mahendra is considering separating from his bride – ball Behari separating from his bachelorhood – but both in quandary over the social taboo of marrying a widow – and of the present agitation aimed against the British to quit India.

Retrieved from ” https: Films directed by Rituparno Ghosh. Audible Download Audio Books. Binodini, a widowed young woman has come to take care of her aunt Rajalakshmi but soon becomes jealous of Asha’s happiness.