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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This is balu to detect comment spam. Rajalakshmi frets, but is soon mollified when her subsequent efforts bear fruition and a marriage is arranged between the teenaged Asha and Mahendra.

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

Binodini is a young girl who is left to her own devices when her sickly husband dies soon after their marriage. The language of the translator, I felt, was too simplistic and stilted in places. Also the fact that this was written in or so, it felt a bit dated at times. But a simple ego-brush off by Mahin lands her widowed in a tiny hell-hole when Mahin refuses to marry her on a whim.

In this story, two friends Binodini and Ashalata call each other ‘Chokher Bali. Some articles have Vimeo sotry embedded in them. View all 8 comments. Bihari falls in love with Asha, but so does Mahendra—and he ends up marrying Asha.


No, this is not an exaggeration just because it was written by a famous personality but really it was something deep and touching. She convinces herself that if one confesses wrongdoing to god, the sin ceases to stain the conscience, as her Catholic tutor had xtory taught her.

Mahendra Soni Shrikanth Mohta. All things considered I felt Asha was one of the wonderful and strong character in this novel and not Binodini! View all 4 comments. Tagore originally wrote in his regional Language Bengali. Kinda goes against laws of self-love and self-respect.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Norm-Defying Novel, Chokher Bali

Jan 23, Mohit rated it did not like it Shelves: ComScore is a media measurement and analytics company stoey marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. There are times when the book tests the modern reader’s willingness to suspend disbelief, but they are neither frequent nor are they inconceivable in the period the book is set.

I hoped that they would give a happy ending but they did not change it. This is feature allows you to search the site. The film was later dubbed into Hindi and was released internationally in that language.

Rajlaxmi and Annapurna were every sister in law of a typical Indian household. Gitanjali Song OfferingsGora Fair-Facedand Ghare-Baire The Home and the World are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed—or panned—for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and unnatural contemplation.


To ask other readers questions about Chokher Baliplease sign up. First published in A. 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 stor therefore common to us all.

But they strike up a camaraderie which is resented by Mahendra, which brings about a new found frigidity in their friendship. Retrieved 20 October Story of Chokher Bali First published in A. Binodini leaves the town for her village.

Chokher Bali

It was very difficult for young widows in those days. She chooses her husbands love over her duties towards her home. The story revolves around a spoilt man child who is smothered and pampered to obstinance.

Being not far apart in age, she develops a close bond with Asha, who gives her the nickname, Chokher Bali.