“Poyla Nombor” is a story of an educated man who didn’t give any time recognizing wife’s wants and needs thinking her life is centered around his. And each time his guess about the concept of his wive’s thought process was proved wrong since he didn’t give a try and spend any time to understand her.
A superstitious man believed that the only purpose of having wife is to ensure his future heir.
He quit his pregnant wife as his maid made a big issue about her character while playing cards with her friends and relatives.
The irony is that many years later when during famine his wife and only son came to him asking for food, he turned them down. But his whole life has been spent in marrying many ladies and pleasing the priests spending enormous amount of money for the sake of having his own kids as a future generation.
Punishment” is an incisive morality tale about the way that a lie can quickly develop a life of its own. Tagore ingeniously crafts a story that at first seems like it’s going to focus on one version of violence, but instead is enveloped by another.
“Taraprasanner Kirti” is a story of the frustration and failure of an author after he has invested everything after it.
“Patro o Patri” is a story of a boy whose mom wanted to fix his marriage with a little girl before he goes to college. The marriage has been discarded by his father. But the process of negotiations revealed the fact that even 14 years old boy’s imagination of marital relationship was revolving around the same expectation, attention and control towards his baby wife that he experienced in his father’s behavior pattern all through his life in spite of being a modern boy and raised independent.
“Ginni” is a story of the frustration and a feeling of failure of a student as he is victimized by his teacher himself in the form of name calling.
“Chitrokor” is a story of a solvent housewife, a mom whose life is dedicated in pursuing creative art as part of her hobby. She got her husband in support of her passion. But after her husband’s death the relative whose house she was sheltered, used to believe in materialism. And he used to preach her son that money making is the only way that’s meaningful in life. First the lady tried to live with her passion even exposing her hobby to her child hiding from the shelter giver. But when he came to know and resisted vehemently, she didn’t even hesitate to leave the house with her child for the sake of her passion on art.
The story shows how after giving a shelter to a distressed lady a distinguished man in that village was cornered and became the victim of politics which bound him to lose the legal case which led him to lose his property.
It was a path-breaking short story in form of a letter (the letter itself constitutes the whole story) which a typical Bengali upper middle-class wife “Mrinal” writes to her husband. She’s a poet, a thinker and over all a woman who dared to question, expressing bold and fervent statements with realizations coming from within the course of 15 years of her married life through letter to her husband.
Awoman with great look, good taste was still not getting the attention from her husband. Each day the distance was impacting huge among their relationship that prompted the lady to leave her house.
Khata” is a story of a girl who in those days got the opportunity of schooling while women’s education was not that very common. The little girl was enthusiastically writing everywhere that was not very much appreciated by his brother as she was messing up his writing notebook. Once she got married she was taunted and prevented from writing by her sister-in-law and her husband who had himself a strong passion for writing. At the end she was forced to stop writing. Her fate was bound to surrender herself to the hostile situation.
The story depicts The story shows how a happy life can topple down with a single incident and nothing is in our control and nothing to be taken for granted. It’s a story about life’s twist and turn and survival.
A kabuliwala, an merchant from Kabul used to sell the dry fruits in a village. He developed a fatherly relationship with a little girl and used to provide nuts and resins free of cost. That’s the way he was trying to remember his own little daughter. One day he went to jail for stabbing a villager. After returning from jail he figured out the fact that time flew by then and the little girl is not little anymore. He felt lost and depressed thinking that he will have the same experience with his own little daughter and it would be hard to connect with her following the same reason.
The story shows how the groom side of the family used to take upperhand in every area during a marriage settlement. Sometimes it goes to such extent as exploitation and mental torture.
Two neighbors were very competitive and jealous about each other. They were not content about what they had, thinking, must be others are having better than them. The story portrays the moral, how the jealousy takes away all the peace of mind and destroys the contentment and happiness of mind in general.
The story shows how the groom side of the family used to take upperhand in every area during a marriage settlement and the social custom like dowry issue sometimes goes to such extent that leads to death, exploitation and mental torture. In this occasion the bride ultimately died as a result of this social customary evil.
Chuti or The Home Coming is an interesting story written by the very famous Rabindranath Tagore. Explanation: The story revolves around a young boy who is in his teens and is confused about his life problems. His awkwardness is described beautifully.
How property can stand in the way of long time and strongly bonded relationship and vitiate the depth of it.
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