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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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No trivia or quizzes yet. She is innocent and her trust on Binodini and her husband makes her a victim and a loser.

It is the story of a young,educated and beautiful woman Binodini, who is soon widowed after her marriage. This website uses cookies As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: In olden days in Bengal, women and girls who were best friends would often set a common nickname for themselves and address each other by that name.

In a world where a widow’s place was in the flames, the very thought of her remarriage was taboo. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Archived copy as title CS1 errors: Sep 11, Suyash rated it really liked it. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. Tagore tells a compelling story of entangled relationships and probes deep into the psyche of main character Binodini. My most precious read about Indian culture and heritage by the famous poet and writer Rabindranath Tagore.


After her sojourn, she returns with Binodini, who has since been married and widowed, in tow. He condemns all kinds of taboos and unjust customs which deprive widows on their rightful existence; confined to live a mournful colorless life. All things considered I felt Asha was one of the wonderful and strong character in this novel and not Binodini!

Bitter and enraged Binodini seeks to capture forcefully what she feels should have rightfully belonged to her. No data is shared unless baoi engage with this feature. Don’t you want somebody to love? Customers who bought this item also bought. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability.

There was englisj 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. Still, loved it and will try more stories from this author in future.

Chokher Bali

I only wished Asha to be a bit apathetic towards Mahendera in the end but may be she was not born that way! The language of the translator, I felt, was too simplistic and stilted in places.


Wouldn’t you love somebody to love? Binodini succeeds in attracting Mohan towards herself.

At an age when a girl wishes to wear colorful robes and enticing jewelry, she dressed herself in white and stayed with other widows in her village.

Tagore weaves the character of Bali masterfully ehglish multiple brush strokes and presents her circumstances, both, as a product of the culmination of the social ills of the day as well as her own weakness. This is feature allows you to search the site. The story revolves around a spoilt man child who is smothered and pampered to obstinance.

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. Sentences end abruptly and the dialogues are rather blunt. This is used for a registered author enlish enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. But they strike up a camaraderie which is resented by Mahendra, which brings about a new found frigidity in their friendship.