Shrimati and Shrikant are neighbours, whose families don’t get along too well. A tree of Bakula (a fragrant flower) seperates the two homes. This chapter deals with a critical analysis of Sudha Murty‟s third novel Gently Falls the. Bakula published by Penguin Books India New Delhi in The major. All about Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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Anisha Pathak rated it really liked it Nov 11, My aunt knows of her from when she lived in Dubai, and I often hear the story of how they maintained their own bathrooms when I crib about doing my chores. She gave all power and authority to Shrikant to behave with her like this, to take her for granted by giving up her everything for him and his success in his career. Rutuja marked it as to-read Feb 03, She is the one responsible mudthy her situation now.

The style of writing was simple and neat, a perfect portrayal of Indian speech.

She starts to consider pursuing her long last wish to pursue Ph. Her life is empty.

Sonali Bhagwat marked it as to-read Nov 20, Ruturaj Patil rated it it was amazing Aug 16, It held an inexplicable attraction for him. Is this a real story? And, the historic story of sage Bhamati that Shrimati narrates to Shrikant proves to surha almost prophetic.

Well, the guy is an idiot. 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 mruthy this small book, I decided to go ahead with it.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

Sanika Hipparkar rated it really liked it Nov 14, The ambitious boy aspires to be the school topper, but it is Shrimati, who tops, while he ends up second. A simple but riveting story of a well educated and well to-do couple, where post marriage the husband takes the center stage while the wife fades in the background. When I had picked up the book from the book store I had no idea of reading it so soon but just reading the first page drew me in to the story. Her books have been translated int Sudha Murty was born in in Shiggaon in north Karnataka.


The kinds with wh A typical Sudha Murthy book: I often wondered if one reason he ‘fell’ for her was so that he could show himself that no matter how many times she beat him in school, ultimately she is completely dependent on him, and a simple housewife while he has advanced to the one of the highest steps on the ladder.

This is the first of the umpteen sacrifices she makes for her beloved. My aunt knows of her from when she lived in Dubai, and I often hear the story of how they maintained their own ba For more book reviews, visit I Read, Murhhy I Write A quick word on the author Shrikant first notices Shrimati because of the Bakula flowers she puts on her hair.

A good love story.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

Apr 22, Harry b nair rated it it was amazing. The novel is written beautifully and wonderfully written. The differential appreciation of Bhamati, the woman who was married to a sage who was writing a commentary on the Dharmasastra and who took care of him silently, is an indication of the things to come. It will not be incorrect to say that gy book is mainly about Shrimati, her life, her choice and her decisions than about Shrikant.

The innocence of falling in love to the childhood teasing and connecting to the fragrance of bakula flower suvha out fashioned but works vey well with the setback of the story.

Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty

It questions the choices women make and are they happy with those choices. This light book with a lovely message will leave you pondering. The book is about a marriage gone sour. Dec 11, Alfiya rated it it was amazing.


M Chavan marked it as to-read Nov 20, Soon Shrikant climbs the corporate ladder in double-quick time, and Shrimati is the silent bj at home, more like a secretary at home. One day on a train journey after they have passed out from school, they slowly start to get acquainted with each other. Like in a whirlpool, it is difficult to come out of it. He wants to acheive more and more and treats Shrimati like his secretary who is there to do everything to run bakyla life smoothly.

First of all, I never knew that Sudha Murty even wrote. You might say that modern culture is different but look closelyIs it really that different? Be irresponsible and suffer losses. Jun 18, beautywithbooks rated it liked it Shelves: She realizes that there is no more love, affection and meaning to their relations. Navnath Thorat rated it really liked it Apr 29, Being born and brought murtby Bombay I could completely relate with the description made of the size of the houses they lived, the streets they travelled, the local train friends et al.

Shrimati loves her ‘Shri’ with all her heart. Complete list of the best Sudha Murty Books. It talks about how we let the relationships bleed at the cost reaching the top and once you reach at the top nothing else matters not even your family.

Are they happy with the sacrifices they make for their partner to succeed and I feel this happens in every culture. And all that she took from Shrikant before putting her foot down Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to gy. Of non-acknowledgement of silent support. Her stories are always rather plain but what attracts me to them is the depth of her characters and the complexities of their relationships.