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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So I listened to them like th My father wanted inn to learn Bengali in order to read this book and another book named ‘Pather Panchali’.

Chokher Bali has been adapted a number of times in film, television and theatre. This year i had decided to give up on books.

Audible Download Audio Books. Chokher Bali is the most realistic book I have ever read. This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. 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.

Retrieved engish ” https: His Fiction work includes Eight Novels: Tagore had used a working title Binodini before its publication. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. Archived from the original on 17 May 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 jn my favourite, the famous Kabuliwala, way back in school.

Baki Times Of India. Chokher Bali is a Bengali novel by Rabindranath Tagore that depicts nali life of the central character, Binodini, and her relationships with three individuals. Jun 21, Karthik Regunathan rated it really liked it. Tagore was truly a Master.


Chokher Bali (novel) – Wikipedia

Views Read Edit View history. Bihari falls in love with Asha, but so does Mahendra—and he ends up marrying Asha.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. This infatuation does not last long, however, and Mahendra soon begins to see that Binodini is more his type. After egnlish sojourn, she returns with Binodini, who has since been married and widowed, in tow.

But all characters at one point of time entirely forgot to draw a line between their feelings and relationship and so things went out of hand so much so that it could not be controlled by anyone except for time.

The end was meant to cause grief to the reader, but by the time you’re done with the book, you expect that and can practically predict it, even though you know that in real life, nobody is such a big fool as to do what the protagonist does. And that begins a chain of events no even, not even Binodini can stop. Through the story of Binodini, Tagore questions the societal norms.

Affection, honour, selflessness, jealousy, spite, selfishness… all are here, and more. I love and hate the ending. 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.

I’m sure in Bengali this would have been a page-turner. Give me something that can last me till I die.

Chokher Bali

Enlish and enraged Ball seeks to capture forcefully what she feels should have rightfully belonged to her. Movie adaptations of some of his novels has resulted into a renewed attention and making his fiction work popular once again. Who is Rabindranath Tagore? The movie was cyokher well done and brought tears in my eyes. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Find out more about OverDrive accounts. It would help to have seen Rituparno Ghosh’s movie adaptation of the book since it will help to fill in the blanks which have been lost in translation. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Jan 23, Mohit rated it did not like it Shelves: Mahendra Mohanis a pampered son of Rajalakshmi and studying to become a doctor. This is used to prevent bots and spam. She returns to her village and lives there for a couple of months until she sees one of her relations passing by there on her way to somewhere else.

Being not far apart in age, she develops a close bond with Asha, who gives her the nickname, Chokher Bali. 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. Bihari is a childhood friend of Mahendra. He condemns all kinds of taboos and unjust customs which deprive widows of their rightful existence; confined to live a mournful colorless life.

I really wish she could have had the happy ending, though. The story details the lives of these three and Mahendra’s best friend as they deal with certain issues as distrust, adultery, lies, and numerous fallings-out between them.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Although he did not engage directly in politics, he felt deeply about social and political issues. Tagore said about the novel, I have always regretted the ending’. The characters were pretty complex and not one dimensional except Behari who did seem like an epitome of goodness.

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore, translated to English by Radha Chakravarty – Siyahi

This is feature allows you to search the site. The literature of the new age seeks not to narrate a sequence of events, but to reveal the secrets of the heart. Internationally known for his poetic brilliance; Tagore’s novels are also an interesting and engllish study.