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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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. This year i had decided to give up on books. This is a beautifully written book and extremely interesting on the human level. Javascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis. Dec 04, Akshi rated it it was amazing Shelves: I actually love Tagore – I have read his translated short stories by William Radice, who did a lovely job in retaining the essence of the master and the Hindi translation of my favourite, the famous Kabuliwala, way back in school.

Aishwarya Rai in the Movie Chokher Bali. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. The film’s background score is by Debojyoti Mishra and, notably, it contains no playback singing.

First published in A. But they strike up a camaraderie which is resented by Mahendra, which brings about a new found frigidity in their friendship. Check date values in: It explores the extramarital affair between Binodini, a young widow, and Mahendra, one of the three other main characters, the complicated friendship with Asha, his girl-wife, and her mutually conflicting feelings with Behari, Mahendra’s adopted brother.


Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. She is innocent and her trust on Binodini and her husband makes her a victim and a loser. This is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos.

Rabindrsnath 21, Karthik Regunathan rated it really liked it.

Tagore prepared himself for writing the novel by writing a spree of short stories and it was his first serious effort at a novel. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. He seems to be the only balanced character in this novel. Leo Tolstoy, Gustave Flaubert and countless others have explored the theme of illicit love in their 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.

It is the story of a young,educated and beautiful woman Binodini, who is soon widowed after her marriage.

Chokher Bali

Also the fact that this was written in or so, it felt a bit d This book was totally out of my comfort zone. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

In this book we have Binodini, a beautiful young widow who very subtly but surely wrecks havoc in Mahendra and Asha’s married life, simply because she felt petulant about why a child like Asha enjoys such complete devotion from her husband. Shrikant Mohta Mahendra Soni. Tagore weaves the character of Bali masterfully with multiple brush strokes and presents her circumstances, both, as a product of the culmination of the social ills of the day as well as her own weakness.


Timeline List of works. 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 thought.

Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse tqgore, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! In spite of ravindranath affair, Behari was also in her thoughts and she held him in high regard for his uprightness and patriotic zeal. Tagore died before independence but his contribution to the freedom movement lives on and likewise, his fictional prophecy regarding partition proved to be correct.

Binodini, after realizing that Mahendra is self-obsessed, leaves Mahendra’s house. Seema is a book lover and likes to read great fiction work.

I hoped that they would give a happy ending but rabindrnaath did not change it. It was very difficult for young widows in those days. Edit Details Release Date: