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Choker Bali
Choker Bali

Choker Bali

by Rabindranath Tagore

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Product ID:18905

Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

812910363X - Year: 2005 - Pages: 298

Binding

Paperback

Rabindranath Tagore
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Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Translator(s)/Editor: Sukhendu Ray
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 298
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812910363X

Description

Chokher Bali, with its daring and avant-garde theme, was first published as a serial in Bangadarshan. At one level, it is a story of ménage a trios. Mahendra is besotted with his wife Ashalata. Binodini, a young widow of exquisite beauty and sparkling mind, comes to live in his house. The intense love between Mahendra and his wife inflames Binodini’s repressed sexuality.

She manages to captivate Mahendra and alienate him from his wife. At another level, the story is an interplay between three women, Mahendra’s mother Rajalakshmi, Ashalata and Binodini. A devoted mother, jealous of the daughter-in-law, Rajalakshmi widens the rupture between Mahendra and Asha.

n a note written subsequent to the original publication, Tagore claims that Chokher Bali was an unprecedented piece of writing in the context of contemporary Bengali literature. According to this note, Chokher Bali appears also to be his first full length novel, his earlier writings comprising a host of short stories and of course, poetry.

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