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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When she finally manages to entrance Mahendra, she realizes the extent of her folly because she does not really want him. Rabindranath Tagore – is a major figure in Indian and world literature. So I listened to them like th My father wanted me to learn Bengali in order to read this book and another book named ‘Pather Panchali’.

I am just so glad that I got to read this book. For other uses, see Chokher Bali. There, we see the true Bindoni, a strong independent fnglish, forced to depend on others thanks to her times. One issue I have with the book is the shoddy translation. 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.

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

In one incident, a letter containing a love poem in English dedicated to Asha falls into the hands of the mother, who makes Binodini read it out to her. Even Tagore didn’t have the courage to change that thinking in a work of fiction.


Also the fact that this was written in or so, it felt a bit d This book was totally out of my comfort zone. This path-breaking novel by Rabindranath Tagore weaves a tangled web of relationships between the pampered and self-centred Mahendra, his innocent, childlike bride Asha, their staunch friend Bihari, and the wily, seductive Binodini, whose arrival transforms the lives of all concerned.

But they strike up a camaraderie which is resented by Mahendra, which brings about a new found frigidity in their friendship. Start reading Chokher Bali on your Kindle in under a minute. Binodini, after realizing that Mahendra is self-obsessed, leaves Mahendra’s house. After her sojourn, she returns with Binodini, who has since been married and widowed, in tow.

This rating is more for the translation.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

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This book too is well written, with an insight chohker the souls of every characters depicted. This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized.

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One person found this helpful. 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.

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Binodini is an amazing character and Z Ban I was once depressed and despondent for a week after reading Gone with the Wind.

Rajalakshmi frets, but is soon mollified when her subsequent efforts bear fruition and a marriage is arranged between the teenaged Asha and Mahendra.

Javascript software libraries such as jQuery are chokhef at endpoints on the googleapis. A tale of passion and innocence with a naivety that borders on gullibility, a tale of wanting to love and to be loved which crosses the boundaries of accepted cultural morality. She is smart, cunning, well-spoken and multi-talented.

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Bitter and enraged Binodini seeks to capture forcefully what she feels should have rightfully belonged to her. Later his works have been translated into English by himself and by other translators also. Write a customer review.