Gently Falls the Bakula [Sudha Murty] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What is more important: a successful career or a happy marriage?. Shrimati and Shrikant are neighbours, whose families don’t get along too well. A tree of Bakula (a fragrant flower) seperates the two homes. Gently falls the Bakula is the story of Shrikant and Shrimati who belong to two hostile communities but fall in love with each other despite all.
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Now I see her as a writer, an individual. Bakila Falls the Bakula deserves 5 stars for plenty of reasons. It is an open ended story with no concrete conclusion. May 20, Tripti Saini rated it it was amazing. I am lucky enough to have a mother who has already taught me a lot of life lessons that this book teaches you, who has taught me how to handle my finances, how to carve out a separate identity, to never make sacrifices that I might regret later, but that’s because she and I are extremely close and she shares all her experiences with me.
God this is sooo confusing! A good love story. It is a story of a couple who marry because they love each other. Shrimati is a sensitive, intelligent, quiet girl with a passion for History. Gently Falls the Bakula. I conclude this review by rating the book three and a half out of five stars. His sister is the originator of this bluff, basically intended to put Shrimati in trouble. Read it and gengly tell me how you felt about it.
The narrative style is engaging and simple. Srikant was attracted to the bakula flower and Srimati always wore a flower on her hair. Shrimati and Shrikant are neighbours and school mates. Complete list of the best Sudha Murty Books. Overall, I liked the book, though I was peeved by the characters.
And yet, it was very special to him.
They are not a great literary treat but her gehtly telling is simply riveting. I have enjoyed all the parts in which history was described on behalf of Shrimati starting from golden triangle of north karnatka, Badami aihole and pattadakallu. Recommended if you want a glimpse of yesteryear Indian society and some interesting Indian History lessons.
She tells him that gentyl had loved him and History and him more than her studies. It held an inexplicable attraction for him. Written in simple language, it deals with one of the chief issues that many Indian women have silently faced for years.
Can i read this book for free here in goodreads? And, the historic story of sage Bhamati that Shrimati narrates to Shrikant proves to be almost prophetic. Shrimati makes it clear that what bxkula to her is his love, affection and companionship. Amidst all this, she keeps in touch with Professor Collins whether in India or in the U. Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over three lakh copies around the country.
You can read it, if you please. I bet the answers are not going to make us happy. She sobs, and remembers that a house is a structure and home is a place of feelings and relationship. Posted by Mediocre to the Core at 1: Account Options Sign in. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. First of all, I never knew that Sudha Murty even wrote.
The downside, the narrative is very weak, the storytelling almost like that of school kid which frustrates you in the beginning but if you have the tthe, you won’t be disappointed, not totally at least. Like Liked by 2 people.
You might say that modern culture is different but look closelyIs it really that different? Way thhe familiar now, you find such stories everywhere around you, the ambitions- sacrificed in the name of family, the discontent at not being able spend more time together but I must congratulate Sudha Murthy for writing this some thirty years back, much before liberalization and all!
The ambitious boy aspires to be the school topper, but it is Gejtly, who tops, while he ends up second.
It is a reflection of social reality. Amidst family protest the two get married and shift to Mumbai. Do read it; it would definitely act as a wakeup call.
Shrikant meteoric rise to the top makes him ambivalent towards his wife. She wanted someone to talk to her, to listen to what she has to say and appreciate her for what she had done.
Dec 31, Radhika rated it really liked it. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written nine novels, four technical books, three travelogues, one collection of short stories, three collections of non-fiction pieces and two books for children.
But maybe, it is a sign of the author’s excellence that I feel so strongly about the characters? Kundana No it is not a real story.
The beauty of her writing lies in its simplicity and in her ability to bring her characters to life. We often take human relations for granted and forget that they require nurture, care, time, and love just like a business.