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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It leaves no one in surprise when they come first and second respectively in the final Board exams.
Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over three lakh copies around the country. Dec 31, Radhika rated it really liked it. Well before the end of the book, I had an inkling of what the conclusion might be like.
BTW sudha murthy is equally brilliant like Mr. After a long time, Shrimati realized, it is not her life she has to do something for her. And yet, it was very special to him. She starts to consider pursuing her long last wish to pursue Ph.
Sudha Murty is the recipient of the Padma Shri award, the forth highest-ranking civilian award from the Government of India and a recipient of the N K Narayana Gently Falls The Bakula was originally written in another language and translated into English.
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.
I never enjoyed reading as much I liked this book in particular. Bakuka to Read saving…. The bakula tree, whose flowers symbolised the love between them, had fallen, sadly. It has been with me even after the pages ended! A typical Sudha Murthy book: In the pursuit of life, they lost themselves. The commitment ,the sacrifices that go unsung and un noticed by the family and their husbands is not new but its very rarely talked about and much more rarely written about in such a beautiful manner.
Shrikant I had a very low opinion of right from the start, while Shrimati I grew increasingly frustrated thw as the story progressed.
But her submissiveness made Shrikant to take her for granted. C6 1 fiction 3 Gently Falls The Bakula 1 i-own-this-book 1 Indian authors 1 read in 1 to-read 1. The husband-wife duo are very down to earth, and involved in philanthropy, besides managing one of the largest IT companies in India.
While on the other hand Shrimati dedicates her life to her husband and supports him in thick and thin. The couple slowly start drifting apart. Shrimati too falls in love with the amiable and handsome Shrikant and the fently get married. Both are equally brilliant student and neighbour. What bakulx when such people grow old?
Penguin Books India,pp, Rs. Sudha Murthy, a lady of few words, her books gengly cater to some or the other socially relevant issue. I’ve read this novel in just one day. Dec 05, jaadhimalli rated it really liked it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
Lists with This Book. And many hoped that Shriman might have had a change-of-heart and maybe would have started paying her attention again.
He puts all his passion and love for his job. She transforms Bakula into Shrimati and Shrimati into Bakula with such ease and finesse that it is really difficult to imagine any other title for this book. Her selflessness helps Shrikant achieve remarkable accomplishments whilst she loses a part of her lover every time he is promoted. Written in simple language, it deals with one of the chief issues that many Indian women have silently faced for years.
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This book has the ability to snap people out of the imaginary world into the reality. A very simple yet powerful story. Now when she looks back, she has nothing. Shrikant first notices Shrimati because of the Bakula flowers she puts on her hair.
But with success comes a high price. And Shrimati became just a tool to help him in his basic needs. Can i read this book for free here in goodreads? Sudha Murty is one of my favorite authors and I have read all her books. 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. Soon Shrikant climbs the corporate ladder in double-quick time, and Shrimati is the silent assistant at home, more like a secretary fals home.
This is a simple story questioning the choice that a woman make and are they happy with their choice.
Amidst family protest the two get married and shift genlty Mumbai. In spite of all the material happiness in their lives their relationship failed miserably due to lack of understanding and mutual respect. But if you decide to continue reading it, te events and the rising action makes you sympathize with the central character Srimati. This loss greatly affects Shrimati. Google Books — Loading Kundana No it is not a real story. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
Srimati had a profound love for history whereas all what mattered to srikant was constant progress.