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. All about Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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The connection with the story for me started instantly from the very first page as the background and religious practices which Sudha Murthy has explained here, I know it and have seen very closely too.

The Bakula tree is the sole witness of their love.

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Gently Falls the Bakula

And the ending was never expected. And then came the time to put an end to this torture. This was one of the best books I have read, the characters are very realistic, problems which we could easily relate too and more so, the accurate happenings within an Indian family. The idyllic life of Hubli-Dharwad, the harshness and hustle bustle of Mumbai are pictured in a way only Sudha Murthy could have done. Shrimati too falls in love with the amiable and handsome Mruthy and the two get married.

Shrikant first notices Shrimati because of the Bakula flowers she puts sudhq her hair. A good love story. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It begins when both Shrikant and Shrimati are students of Model High School, Hubli and revolves around their competitiveness in both curricular and extra curricular activities in school.

This is a beautifully narrated story which many might relate to.

Sudba style of writing was simple and neat, a perfect portrayal of Indian speech. The result is the protagonist Shrimati, marrying Shrikant despite the problems that she would have to face, the chief ones being – hostility from his family is she is not the daughter-in-law they would have liked, not only because she is I’d heard of the ‘Dollar Bahu’ by Sudha Murty, and when I chanced upon this small book, I decided to go ahead with it.


Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Conversations 55 33. Of aspirations suppressed for long. The author takes it slow. She had a hard working husband, money but what was lacking was affection.

With the absence of children, the gaping hole of love in Shrimati’s life becomes all the more pronounced. Symbolism plays a huge role in the story. Not by just one but, both the participants are needed to make a relationship like marriage, successful. It leaves no one in surprise when they come first and second respectively in the final Board exams. It might even make you introspect your relationships. That book had no concrete ending too and the life described there was too bleak.

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The way Shrikant runs after his work leaving everything behind reminds me again of the ‘Life is a game of juggling five balls’ story from Suzzannes diary for Nicholas book. Jan 16, Raavi Joshi rated it it was amazing.

CD Audiobook 0 editions. The passion with which she writes about the places and the culture of her characters serves as a reflection of her own love for her culture. Work is his breath. A brilliantly written novel, felt a little “Feminist” but it was needed to express the feelings of women who is intelligent and capable in her own standards.

Penning down the emotions is something that Sudha Murthy is really good at! Is this a real story? Though the language is very simple which Sudha Murthy has used, yet I think that brings a lot more beauty to this story.

She sobs, and remembers that a house is a structure and home is a place of feelings and relationship. Soon both get married without the consent of their parents who are not ready to marry them because of an age-old family rivalry. She decides to reason with her husband?


Way too 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!

God this is sooo confusing! You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Like Liked by dudha people. The book charts the journey of the couple.

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She did her MTech in computer science, and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. Ever thought of these things? Slowly the two start drifting away. I have always seen Sudha Murty as Mrs. She ends up being Shrikant’s secretary at home, and nothing more. Shrikant was so hungry for success in his career, that he put all his soul to his industry. All the Indian girls are taught to sacrifice something for everyone either it’s her parents, brother or husband.

Her selflessness helps Shrikant achieve remarkable accomplishments whilst she loses a part of her lover every time he is promoted. As the time passed away Shrimaan who is very busy to earn money hardly has any time for Shrimati. Perhaps, not everyone is not as lucky as me to have such a strong figure in their life and it is for them specially do I recommend this book.

The individual loses the ability to see and enjoy anything outside his work. While reading her books, there is such a lot to learn and her books actually have a positive impact. It will not be incorrect to say that the book is mainly about Shrimati, her life, her choice and her decisions than about Shrikant. Well, the guy is an idiot.