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 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. The subject material is such that it reuqires sensitive handling and the author excels at that.

You read novels too? May 18, Muddle head rated it really liked it Shelves: They were neighbours and their families had been in a conflict since a long time.

Read on to know how Shrimati decides to live for her. 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! Shrimati too falls fa,ls love with the amiable and handsome Shrikant and the two get married.

Book review : Gently falls the bakula

Though Indian society is changing, antiquated thoughts still exist in the older generation. Women according to Indian traditions and so to say many other world cultures are supposed to stay at home ,cook and take care of the family willingly or unwillingly. Summary on the book cover gives you a fair idea of bakhla the story is but only by reading it do you understand the emotions filled in to the story. The entertainment quotient was high enough for me to recommend this book to people who like dramas and general fiction.

It makes you put down the novel and pick another one. While reading her books, there is such a lot to learn and her books actually have a positive impact. The husband-wife duo are very down to earth, and involved in philanthropy, besides managing one of the largest IT companies in India. Return to Book Page. 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.


This is a simple story questioning the choice that a woman make and are they happy with their choice. Characters are really well written, and plot holds the imagination of the reader up to the last page. 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 Sudha Murthy has proven her mantle by her core understanding of integral issues that plague Indian society and manages to beautifully illustrate them.

An emotional family drama- stay away if you are allergic them: But soon bakhla bride leaves for Bombay to stay with her husband. The Bakula tree is the sole witness of their love.

It is in the fakls that the marriage starts going downhill. Power is like liquor.

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Her books are set ack in time but the issues are still relevant and you can very well relate to them. In spite of all the material happiness in their lives their relationship failed miserably due to calls of understanding and mutual respect. The feel of bombay in the book is an add-on. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

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 had a profound love for history whereas all what mattered to srikant was constant progress.


Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

A story told in a simple style. The only common thing between them is the Bakula tree which stands in the space between the two houses.

The book is about a marriage gone sour. Jun 18, beautywithbooks rated it liked it Shelves: A writer living in Mumbai. His sister is the originator of this bluff, basically intended to put Shrimati in trouble. Shrikant holds ground against his mother who wants him to marry another girl. But I somehow felt that she was not at all judgmental about any of the characters.

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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I would highly recommend this book.

She gave all power and authority to Shrikant to behave with her like this, to take her for granted by giving suha her everything for him hently his success in his career. Become a LibraryThing Author. I highly sdha this book. Lists with This Book. All was rosy until Shrikant tasted success at a eudha young age and his ambitions saw no boundary.

They are neighbours, share the same surname but their families do not get along with each other. No current Talk conversations about this book.

It might even make you introspect your relationships. The usage of English is quite simple and can be read very easily, in just one sitting. All the Indian girls are taught to sacrifice something for everyone either it’s her parents, brother or husband.