The title of the novel Chokher Bali explains the story line: Two young friends Binodini and Asha gradually become the irritant of each others. 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. The Filminists review the adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Chokher Bali by Anurag Basu. With a score of 12 (on a scale from -5 to 15), this.

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To ask other readers questions about Chokher Baliplease sign up. Binodini plays the role of temptress and being unhappy- avenges her jealousy and unfulfilled desires. In those times, hell even now, that’s what happens hide spoiler ] This is used to detect comment spam. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Maybe some of the situations of the book do not apply to the way we look at life, or our customs but the reactions of the characters to the different problems they face is extremely human therefore common to us all.

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After Nali best novel of Tagore is Choker Bali. Bitter and enraged Binodini seeks to capture forcefully what she feels should have rightfully belonged to her. This is used to prevent bots and spam. He seems to be the only balanced character in this novel.

One issue I have with the book is the shoddy translation. The name Rabindranath Tagore needs no introduction as a literary figure.

Chokher Bali

Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. H Lawrence’s ‘Sons and Lovers’, the metaphorical umbilical cord that had thus conjoined mother and son is severed after the entry of Asha, and so the mother decides to take a journey to her village for a change of scenery.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Binodini is an amazing character and Z Ban I was once depressed and despondent for a week after reading Gone with the Wind. Also the fact that this was written in or so, it felt a bit d This book was totally out of my comfort zone. If only the translation had been better. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West.


The Film Sufi: “Chokher Bali”, Stories by Rabindranath Tagore – Anurag Basu ()

While the story is set in the area around Calcuta and talks about bqli Indian mariage and family many of the problems could apply to people all over the world. Chokher Bali 06 Jul Sep 28, Shouvik Bhattacharya rated it it was amazing. She may have lost her way in her rage, but her moral compass re-asserts herself when she cannot harm the ever loyal Bihari, even by obeying his desire to marry her, knowing it would taint his reputation beyond redemption As I said, I’m depressed after the ending, but I understand it.

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. He said to read books when I can find time.

The Crowning Wish Satyanweshi Let me clarify that rating: Even after its abolition, widows were still considered pariah, and would live in isolation and penury till the end of their days since their worldly worth had been eroded irreversibly by fate.

The story details the lives of these three and Mahendra’s best friend as they deal with certain issues as distrust, adultery, lies, and cgokher fallings-out between them.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

The film was later dubbed into Hindi and was released internationally in that language. 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. In a world where a widow’s place was in the flames, the very thought of her choker was taboo. It’s almost perfect in technicality albeit a few repetitions of phrases and words.

This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. There are also a number of scenes littered with shaky hand-held camera shots and jump-cuts that can be disrupting to the viewer. Chokher Bali is the most realistic book I have ever read. When she finally manages to entrance Mahendra, she realizes the extent of her folly because srory does not really want him.


Unless you are signed in to a HubPages chokkher, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. It is the story of a young,educated and beautiful woman Binodini, who is soon widowed after her marriage.

I think her decision to sacrifice her happiness is the crux of her entire character. Views Read Edit View history. Story of Chokher Bali First published in A. I love that Binodini regained her dignity, and her sense of purpose. Being not far apart in age, she develops a close bond with Asha, who gives her the nickname, Chokher Bali. The playful gestures through which she seduces her love and the painful restraint through which she controls herself is very beautifully narrated in this translation of Choker Bali.

Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. She pleads with Behari to marry her, but Behari, true to his values, rejects her offer.

Verses in the poem depicting “the beloved’s lips as flowers” and “the sweet nectar of her honeysuckle stlry make the nun’s chubby virginal cheeks blush, and to certain effect, Tagore manages to infuse humour into the tale.

Just like Scarlett O’Hara, she is a woman I can relate to.

While Binodini begins her life as a widow, Mahendra’s gets married to Ashalata as he falls in love with her beauty. Archived from the original on 17 May Rituparno Ghosh has subtitled the film A Passion Play transforming the story into the drama of passion.

Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. Aug 11, Madhulika Liddle rated it liked it. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Being born a woman in a hypocritical society that held on to such regressive thought was indeed tough luck.

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