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Set on a Bengali noble's estate in 1908 this is both a love story and a novel of political awakening The central character Bimala is torn betwee. A 1916 novel by Rabindranath Tagore the first non European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 Written in Bengali and translated into English in 1919 by the author’s nephew I think of poetry as almost impossible to translate well but the beauty of his language does come across I'm glad that read TagoreOn one level the story is a love triangle It’s a shame that Bimala didn’t have a friend to talk her out of having anything to do with Sandip She had that guy sized up before she ever met himI had seen Sandip Badu’s photograph before There was something in his features which I did not uite like Not that he was bad looking—far from it” he had a splendidly handsome face Yet I know not why it seemed to me in spite of all its brilliance that too much of base alloy had gone into its making The light in his eyes somehow did not shine true That was why I did not like it when my husband unuestioningly gave in to all his demands I could bear the waste of money; but it vexed me to think that he was imposing on my husband taking advantage of friendship His bearing was not that of an ascetic nor even of a person of moderate means but foppish all over Love of comfort seemed toany number of such reflections come back to me today but let them beBut no her only confidant was her husband And well There she is stealing from her loving husband because her boyfriend asked her to do so It’s like a knife in her guilty heart when loyal household members bring their small treasures to protect from the thief “I got these at your wedding” said the milk woman while handing her a box with a Benares sari and some other valued things On another level this is a morality play about the Swadeshi movement for Indian independence Husband Nikhil is an educated aristocratic landlord He is nonviolent and politically moderate He is too practical for revolutionaries to burn foreign products He is willing to import Indian made yarn to sell in his market but to practical to boycott foreign imports He is also aware that independence should not mean isolation Boyfriend Sandip is a charismatic pro independence professional revolution He lobbies for the boycott of British goods and burning of western products His instigations generate an awfully lot of violence for a non violent movement And I couldn’t help but notice that he skivvied off when things went horribly wrong Bimala is the colonized home country that they compete forWith that as a reference Sandip thinks of Bimala as fruit to be takenIt is only too clear how she wants me and so I look on her as uite legitimately mine The fruit hangs on the branch by the stem but that is no reason why the claim of the stem should be eternal Ripe fruit cannot for ever swear by its slackening stem hold All its sweetness has been accumulated for me; to surrender itself to my hand is the reason of its existence its very nature its true morality So I must pluck it for it becomes me to make it futileWhile devoted and caring husband Nikhil encourages her to learn and to experience the world within the protection of their marriage Bimala chooses the corrupting thief She repents her choice and crime but retribution falls I can see why he won a prize from colonial EuropeThere may be other levels but those are the most obvious There's a lot here for a slim little volume I thought Kavita Daswani was exaggerating in For Matrimonial Purposes but here it is again Everyone considers Bimala ugly solely because she’s dark skinned

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ঘরে বাইরে Ghôre BaireSsures of the home and world reflect the conflict in India itself and the tragic outcome foreshadows the unrest that accompanied Partition in 19. In 1913 Tagore became the first non Western writer and to date the only Indian or Bengali to with the Nobel Prize for Literature Reading his work it isn't very difficult to imagine why since they possess a Chekhovian focus on the lives thoughts and struggles of small people in a large world all laid against the changing politics of the timeYet the structure left something to be desired Tagore writes in the first person but switches characters every few chapters this could have been interesting and effective perhaps giving a Rashomon type view that shows how different people view the same events differently but that isn't what we get Rather between descriptions of the action we are given these internal solilouies that explain each character's thoughts motivations and desiresA big part of what made Chekhov so impressive as an author was the way he showed the internal lives of his characters through their actions Though it was rare for them to openly express what they felt or thought you always understood from how they presented themselves or what the didn't say what was on their mind Of course that is a techniue available only to master writers but perhaps that is the sort of writer who should be receiving a Nobel PrizeThere are some uite lovely passages and a number of effective metaphors and symbols throughout which demonstrated that Tagore is insightful and imaginative but the blatant way ideas and characters were explained to the audience made the story much less intriguing for me It was something akin to being cornered at a party by a number of dull selfish people and then listening to them explain their lives thoughts and relationships at length It left me feeling that a naturalistic story deserves a naturalistic approach

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Read & download á ঘরে বাইরে Ghôre Baire 102 Ú Set on a Bengali noble's estate in 1908 this is both a love story and a novel of political awakening The central character Bimala is torn between the duties owed to her husband Nikhil and the demands made on her by the radical leader Sandip Her attempts to reN the duties owed to her husband Nikhil and the demands made on her by the radical leader Sandip Her attempts to resolve the irreconciliable pre. Exceptionally remarkablebrilliant complex novel where the three characters take turns telling the story from their own point of view beautiful political and moral parallel to the struggles and conflicts India underwent in the days of upheaval against the British Empire Tagore is magnificent