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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Then again, this is India we’re talking about, and this book was written 30 years ago, so its understandable. A very well written book, the author dedicated it to the women who sacrificed their preferences for the welfare of the family.

A story told in a simple style.

Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty

Her books have been translated int Sudha Murty was born in in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. But here there was no pressure on Shrimati to leave her dreams.

Have you ever read a book in which the writing was great, but you didn’t like the characters? It makes you visualise the scenes as if being enacted, the surroundings and everything. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Soon Shrikant climbs the corporate ladder in double-quick time, and Shrimati is the silent assistant bakla home, more like a secretary at home. Both are equally brilliant student and neighbour. I felt She was too submissive than needed.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

Amidst all this, gy keeps in touch with Professor Collins whether in India or in the U. The reader is told through an office colleague that men work for money and then for power, which will require hard work and unconditional support from the family. Work is his breath. I believe suhda women in her 20’s, specially someone about to be married, in the Indian society needs to read this and to understand the book. The husband-wife duo are very down to earth, and involved in philanthropy, besides managing one of the largest IT companies in India.


Not a lot of authors look fqlls these phenomenon or write about it, which is mutthy what the Indian society needs. Lists with This Book. He works relentlessly and reaches the pinnacle of his industry, while Shrimati abandons her academic aspirations and becomes his uncomplaining shasow, silently fulfilling her duties as a corporate leader’s wife. Coming back to the story, Shrimati turns down a research scholarship offer from a foreign visiting professor, Mike Collins, just to get married to Shrikant.

Srimati going away came as a total shock to Srikant.

But for how long? It might even make you introspect your relationships. Penning down the emotions is something that Sudha Suddha is really good at!

It is a reflection of social reality. Bharat May 30, Somehow I feel if I would have read this in Kannada the original language which this was written inI would have definelty enjoyed even more! Both are keen students, but the reader gets to know of the seriousness with which Shrimati learns about History.

Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty. Shrimati too falls in love with the amiable and handsome Shrikant and the two get married. 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 yea Gently Falls The Bakula- a story about a lower-middle class girl and a boy from a sleepy southern town of Hubli who fall in love and how the man’s career takes precedence over everything else.

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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 patience, you won’t be disappointed, not totally at least. Srimati was offered to study abroad but she simply denied the offer because of her dedication to her husband. See all 3 questions about Gently Falls the Bakula‚Ķ. What resonates is the way Shrimati struggles, I can see her indecisiveness, her loss of confidence, her turning bitter reflected in my mother and several other women who made sacrifices all their lives and were never acknowledged, let along rewarded for it.

Be irresponsible and suffer losses.

That book had no concrete ending too and the life described there was too bleak. It is a simple book, a simple story, told beautifully.

She suggests adoption, which is also promptly turned down. Though it hurt, but that’s the true fact! On the other hand, Shrimati abandons all her dreams teh ambitions to help Shrikant make his dreams come true.