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The content also highlighted issues of women literacy, child marriage, gendered power hierarchy within the family and the fates of three widows .
The title of the book can be translated as "a grain of sand", a "constant irritant to the eye", or an "eyesore". Tagore had used a working title Binodini before its publication. Tagore prepared himself for writing the novel by writing a spree of short stories and it was his first serious effort at a novel.
It was first serialized from to in the periodical Bangadarshan , then published as a full book in Some passages were deleted in the initial serialization and publication, but partly restored in the anthology Rabindra Rachanabali published in , with more restored in an independent edition in Chokher Bali , translated into English by Krishna Kripalani , was published under the title of Binodini in by the Sahitya Akademi.
A transliteration in Devnagari script , with footnotes in Hindi, was also published by the Sahitya Akademi in Chokher Bali has been adapted a number of times in film, television and theatre. A stage adaptation was first performed in ,  and other versions were produced on screen and television, for example, Chokher Bali by Rituparno Ghosh in , and in the television series Stories by Rabindranath Tagore in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For other uses, see Chokher Bali. Chokher Bali.
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. 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.
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.
In a somewhat underwhelming end to the story, he takes the reader to the ghat town of Kashi, on the banks of the holy river Ganges, where Bali makes one last attempt to salvage some pride by marrying Behari but aborts after securing a promise from him, leaving behind a letter of regret, informing of her departure for the 'New Country', alluding to the impending partition of the country. Retrieved 15 March CS1 maint: Retrieved 20 October Archived from the original on 17 May Check date values in: Retrieved 5 May The Times Of India.
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