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Chokher Bali - Rabindranath Tagore Bangla novel pdf file, Pages- PDF size- . Baishnab Padabali Bangla Books Collection pdf Ebook Pdf, Reading Online. Chokher Bali by is a popular Bengali Novel of Rabindranath Tagore. Choker Bali or A granule of Sand is a story of an extra wedded affair. Rabindranath Tagore. Chokher Bali (Bengali Edition) [Rabindranath Tagore] on computerescue.info this landmark novel is just as powerful and thought-provoking today as it was a.
H Lawrence's 'Sons and Lovers', the metaphorical umbilical cord that had thus conjoined mother and son is severed after the entry of Asha, and so the mother decides to take a journey to her village for a change of scenery.
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After her sojourn, she returns with Binodini, who has since been married and widowed, in tow. They strike up a friendship which is based on mutual understanding and a sense of shared fate which has placed them in the same boat as widowed women braving the storm of social stigma, albeit their differences in age. Being born a woman in a hypocritical society that held on to such regressive thought was indeed tough luck.
Women were expected to jump into the funeral pyre of their husbands, which would be lighted with sandalwood so that after the flames would consume their flesh, their souls would arise in a fragrant plume of dust and be blown by the wind towards the heavens in obeisance to will of the gods.
Whereas if a man were to lose his wife, the selfsame deities would be glad to open the gates of heaven to the solitary female traveler whose other half would be left back in the realm of the living.
What sort of divine logic was that? 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. Binodini was a beautiful and educated woman and her rapport with Rajalakshmi gradually endeared her to the rest of the household with her witticisms and austerity.
Being not far apart in age, she develops a close bond with Asha, who gives her the nickname, Chokher Bali. By this time, Mahendra, who is by nature a pretentious youth who writes poetry in English, the language of the colonial masters and dresses in the latest Western fashions, wearies of his wife, because in spite of her beauty, she fails to arouse in him an enduring passion on account of her being an uneducated simpleton with whom he cannot share his feelings.
There was also 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.
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. She, in turn is perplexed by the language used and takes it to the Catholic nun who had schooled her in her youth.
Verses in the poem depicting "the beloved's lips as flowers" and "the sweet nectar of her honeysuckle breasts" make the nun's chubby virginal cheeks blush, and to certain effect, Tagore manages to infuse humour into the tale. But things get complicated when, on a picnic, Mahendra shifts his attentions to Bali, who is taken up with Behari and his talk of the nationalist movement of which he was a part. In the love triangle that ensues, Behari who claims to have taken an oath of bachelorhood in return for Independence of the country, in spite of temptation, gracefully wards off the playful advances of Bali.
But they strike up a camaraderie which is resented by Mahendra, which brings about a new found frigidity in their friendship. In a world where a widow's place was in the flames, the very thought of her remarriage was taboo.
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Mahendra, whose moods had grown darker on having to resist the temptation of having the object of his desire dangling before his eyes, succumbs to temptation and Bali, being dependent on the good graces and hospitality of her host, capitulates to his embraces. Is adultery a sin? She convinces herself that if one confesses wrongdoing to god, the sin ceases to stain the conscience, as her Catholic tutor had once taught her.
But was she a widow by choice? In addition to the three mastheads that had formed her identity as a widow, a young woman, and one in financially dire straits, her experiences with Mahendra disturbed the tripartite disharmony of her life, and she discovered deep within her, pleasures of the flesh. In spite of the affair, Behari was also in her thoughts and she held him in high regard for his uprightness and patriotic zeal.
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The sanctity of the marriage bond has been questioned often enough but in those days, the very thought of such indiscretion would warrant ostracization. Ultimately, they are discovered and Bali is exiled to her village amid much scandal and bad blood, and Asha in her grief goes on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Kashi.
What sets Tagore apart from his Western contemporaries, for better or worse, is his use of mysticism and religious ethos, to define the way his protagonists think and act.
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Book Review: It is a social novel of Rabindranath. Choker Bali or A Grain of Sand is a story of an extra marital affair.
This is just putting it in a nutshell. But not really, calling it an extra marital affair story would be grave injustice.
This is a story of love and what people can do for it.Even though he indulges in exposition of religious hypocrisy and superstition, the author imposes in its stead a line of ambivalent moral questioning and casuistry which could have been avoided.
It is impossible to judge in matters of the heart, but does one smudged line blot the bigger picture?
Bengal was not spared either and amidst all the chaos of partition, it is into this newfangled country with the promise of a new destiny, that Tagore saw fit to send his heroine in her quest to escape from the tentacles of fate that had brought her nothing but ruin. What sort of divine logic was that? On this pretext, the first cracks form in his relationship with his mother who suddenly feels jilted and displaced from her earlier position of undivided adulation in her son's affections.