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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It pulls the emotional cords of our heart thus conveying the message. Being childless too makes Shrimati lonelier, adoption is not an option as Shrikant does not support the notion Shrimati who put her career on hold and even gave up her chance to a full scholarship for a Phd program gakula the US now is second guessing her choices The couple slowly start drifting apart.

Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Shrikant meteoric rise to the top makes him ambivalent towards his wife. They both murghy married and start their live together in a new city. I loved it from Line one.

Though the language is very simple which Sudha Murthy has used, yet I think that brings a lot more beauty to this story. In spite of all the material happiness in their lives their relationship failed miserably due to lack of understanding and mutual respect. The reader gets to know of Fatehpur Sikri, Ujjain and Mandu, before Shrikant recalls his wife to play hostess to his guests.

Today, people have become too career centric, most people believe money is the solution to all problems. 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, Ergo I Bby A quick word on the author This books changes my perception about her.

A tree of Bakula a fragrant flower seperates the two homes. This site uses cookies. She starts to consider pursuing her long last wish to pursue Ph.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It makes you doleful and emotional. Shrikant joins an IT company and starts rapidly climbing the corporate ladder. This is my first novel by her and I am really really glad I bought this book on an impulse the cover was pretty hehe. It is a vicious circle. In Gently Falls the Bakula, the author brings forth the reality of a relationship between a husband and wife.


The usage of English is quite simple and can be read very easily, in just one sitting. His sister is the originator of this bluff, basically intended to put Shrimati in trouble.

Nov 05, Akshay Joshi rated it really liked it. She did her MTech in computer science, and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. Somehow this book reminded me of Lowland. There is nothing like power. I recommend this book to “Durjoy Dutta and other modern Indian writers including Niharika to use their Pen for writing this kind of novels, instead of 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.

And that is lacking in her life right now. Jun 18, beautywithbooks rated it liked it Shelves: You better read it.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Although you can pretty much guess the plot, but one should read for the simplicity of the plot. Symbolism plays a huge role in the story. Shrimati begins gentlh feel empty and wonders whether her choice has made her happy.

Shrikant and Shrimati are both star pupils of their school and next door neighbors whose properties are divided by a Bakula tree. On the other hand, Shrimati abandons all her dreams and a As usual this is sort simple story.

Book review : Gently falls the bakula

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 murrhy their lives and were never acknowledged, let along rewarded for it.

Shrimati tells him that he cannot put up with loneliness any longer; nor can she live with artificial values which eulogise materialistic success. Apr 22, Harry b nair rated murhy it was amazing.

Wikipedia in English None. The book charts the journey of the couple. The innocence of falling in genrly to the childhood teasing and connecting to the fragrance of bakula flower seem out fashioned but works mudthy well with A very well written book, the author dedicated it to the women who sacrificed their preferences for the welfare of the family. Not by just one but, both the participants are needed to make a relationship like marriage, suc Penning down the emotions is something that Sudha Murthy is really good at!


This has always been the case with me whenever I find bxkula Sudha Murty book in my hand. Mar 15, Sameer rated it liked it. Shrimati too falls in love with the amiable and handsome Shrikant and the two get married.

Penguin Books Ltd Imprint: The unassuming Bakula flower has an extraordinary property; it has a sweet fragrance, but when the flower dries, it has an even sweeter smell.

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I even tried writing what bzkula happened after Shrimati’s departure. 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. It takes a lot of understanding and foresight to write a novel 40 years back about an issue that is still prevailing and breaking up marriages in India very regularly and Wudha Murthy has proven her mantle by her core understanding of integral issues that plague Indian society and manages to beautifully illustrate them.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The commitment ,the sacrifices that go unsung and un noticed b 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.