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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It is the story of a young,educated and beautiful woman Binodini, who is soon widowed after her marriage. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. Archived copy as title CS1 errors: However, he said that the “dubbing leaves much to be desired” and would have preferred a different director dub it in Hindi.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

The film’s background score is by Debojyoti Mishra and, notably, it contains no playback singing. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and ess 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 characters were pretty complex and not one dimensional except Behari who did seem like an epitome of goodness. Just like Scarlett O’Hara, she choker a woman I can relate to.

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Tagore originally wrote in his regional Language Bengali. M It gets two stars from me primarily because i was reading a translation. She is so real.

The Crowning Wish Satyanweshi I’m having similar feelings after reading the ending. The film was later dubbed into Hindi and was released internationally in that language. The playful gestures through which she seduces sttory love and the painful restraint through which she controls herself is very beautifully narrated in this translation of Choker Bali.

To view it, click here. After her sojourn, she returns with Binodini, who has since been married and widowed, in tow. Both Mahendra and Behari are of marriage age, and do get a lot of proposals.

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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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book kept me hooked – it’s beautifully written; the content’s amazing; the story’s interesting, plausible and unpredictable; the characters are well developed and very relatable. This is one of those books that motivate me to take up Bengali again and read unabridged.

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A nice read for the weekend. The contradictions of thought in people, the bittersweet symphony of life, the way emotion seems to rise up in importance at times and their memory dwindles to nothing, how convictions are broken, how people fall in and out of love – everything is so beautifully written here.

Kinda goes against laws of self-love and self-respect. Binodini leaves the town for her village. This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal.


The story is set in late 19th century. Oct 18, Nafisa Choudhury rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page.

Paperbackpages. The title of the novel Chokher Bali explains the story line: Stories by Rabindranath Tagore Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. Later his works have been translated into English by himself and chooher other translators also. View all 4 comments.

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He seems to be the only balanced character in this novel. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Binodini and Ashalata become inseparable friends, even coining a mutual pet name “Chokher Bali”.

Instead she falls in love balj the simple, honest and upright Behari, Mahendra’s childhood friend, who everyone ignores and takes for granted, until Mahendra reveals himself for the immature child in man’s body that he is. 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 baali Kabuliwala, way back in school.