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The Happy Endings – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (10)

Happy Endings Stories Rabindranath Tagore

Most of Rabindranath Tagore’s popular stories drift towards sad endings like separation and sometimes death. One might get the feeling that all his stories are tragic. But the fact is, that he has written in every genre, from the complex to the eerie, from tragedy to hilarious comedy. Shesh rokkha is one such comedy which I already wrote about. Here are some more of the stories from the series on the Epic channel that have happy endings.   Samapti (The conclusion) Mrinmoyee is…

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The Uncanny – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (9)

The Uncanny Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

Most stories of Tagore have been about human lives, their turmoils, their empathy and their tragedies. However, the uncanny has also been given attention in some stories. The series ‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’ include a couple of such stories.   Konkaal (The skeleton) The story begins with a university student, Arup, taking occupation of the only vacant hostel room which was previously occupied by an intellectual – a science student who would do various experiments and who had passed away doing…

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Shesh Rokkha (Dhai aakhar prem ka) – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (8)

Shesh Rokkha Dhai aakhar prem ka Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

Based on Tagore’s hilarious play Shesh Rokkha (Saved at the end), Dhai aakhar prem ke is a laugh riot. A story written around poetry sessions, squabbles between couples, mixed up names – all leading to a choas filled climax but finally things sorting out towards the end. Chandrakant has poetry and literary sessions at his home regularly with his group of friends which compromises of writers, students – in general, literature lovers. His wife, Kantamani, is vexed up with her…

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Dui bon (Two sisters) – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (7)

Dui bon (Two sisters) - Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

At the onset, the outline of the story, Dui Bon (Two sisters) reminds one of the story of Nashtanirh (The Broken Nest), but with the genders of the protagonists changed. Nashtanirh is about a woman falling for her husband’s brother because of the common interests and rapport they shared; whereas Dui bon is about a man who falls in love with his wife’s sister with whom he shares his innermost thoughts and easily gels with. At the end the brother…

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Innocence lost – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (6)

Innocence lost Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

The Stories of Rabindranath Tagore continued, some linked and some independent of the previous or the following stories. What remained constant is the way Tagore has woven the stories, with characters that are undeniably real and the turn of events that tug at the heart strings every time. And when the characters involved are young and innocent children, the pain only doubles. Moving on from The Broken Nest, the tale shifts to Mysore where Bhupati works. His trusted servant of many…

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The Broken Nest (Nashtanirh) – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (5)

The Broken Nest (Nashtanirh) – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

A simple story with not too many drastic twists, but what happens during the course of time, changes the lives of a married couple forever. An unlikely love triangle that wasn’t intended to be, but still it was. The story of Broken Nest starts in the courtroom where Mini is being sentenced. Bhupati, a newspaper editor, is sitting in the audience noting down the happenings in the courtroom. He belongs to an affluent family, but his dreams of running a…

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Punishment – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (4)

Punishment - Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

The marriage of Mini gives way to the next story ‘Punishment’. Mini’s married life starts happily in a wealthy family, with her loving husband, Upendra who always takes care of her and promises to be at her side at all times. However, Mini’s elder co-sister, Radha, keeps taunting her for her inability to help in the housework. She keeps finding ways to ridicule Mini and complain about her to her husband, Devendra. Having grown up in a protected environment, pampered…

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Kabuliwala – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (3)

Kabuliwala - Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

Kabuliwala … O kabuliwala. These calls of a little girl to her older Pathan friend keep echoing in mind even after the episode is over. The story of ‘Kabuliwala’ moves on from the previous story ‘Detective’ when Mahim signs the releasing papers of Rehman, who had been serving a sentence on account of murder. An Afghani Pathan, Rehman had come from his trouble stricken country to earn a decent income by trading dry fruits, shawls, etc. He befriends a little…

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Atithi, Maanbhanjan & Detective – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (2)

Epic Channel’s Stories by Rabindranath Tagore are now showcasing short stories written by the great legend. Although, these are different stories set in different times and towns, Anurag Basu’s unique presentation has merged the stories at its ends. Without giving a break at the end of each story, the new story emerges as the characters of the new story are introduced while the characters of the previous story are left pondering with their thoughts. This became evident when the characters of…

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Chokher Bali – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (1)

Chokher Bali - Stories by Rabindranath Tagore Epic Channel

Chokher Bali, the first story in the series of Stories by Rabindranath Tagore presented by Anurag Basu, takes one to a world gone by – of human relations and traditions, of hidden and disclosed emotions, of tragic and generated situations. Chokher Bali literally means sand in the eye, in a way suggesting,  a constant irritant. It is the story of a young, talented and educated girl, Binodini, who is widowed at an early age, having to live within the many strict rules…

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