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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Gently Falls the Bakula

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. When he lost finer sentiments, hently lost him and was left only with history.

The unassuming Bakula flower has an extraordinary property; it has a sweet fragrance, but when the flower dries, it has an even sweeter smell. The style of writing was simple and neat, a perfect portrayal vently Indian speech. And yet, it was very special to him. There’s a lot to take from this book if you read it intently and shall give you a lot to mull over. She starts to consider pursuing her fslls last wish to pursue Ph. I felt She was too submissive than needed.

He wants to acheive more and more and treats Shrimati like his secretary who is there to do everything to run his life smoothly. That book had no concrete ending too and the life described there was too bleak. 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.


Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty

It held an inexplicable attraction for falld. Gently Falls the Bakula is the story of a marriage that loses its way as ambition and self-interest take their toll. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Email required Address never made public. Be with people who make you happy and respect you. I could completely relate to the book, being an Indian myself. Contents About the Author. Both are equally brilliant student and neighbour.

But soon the bride leaves for Bombay to stay with her husband. This book is very close to my heart. Soon Shrimati join him. The couple slowly start drifting apart. She sobs, and remembers that a house is a structure and home is a place of feelings and relationship.

Shrikant joins an IT firm and soon reaches the pinnacle of his industry. 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.

But for how long? Refresh and try again. On the other hand, Shrimati abandons all her dreams and a As usual this is sort simple story.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

Neither let go of your self-respect nor let anyone question your existence. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Then again, this is India we’re talking about, and this book was written 30 years ago, so its understandable. They are neighbo Sudha Murty is one of my favorite authors and I have read all her books. Can i read this book for free here in goodreads? For more help see the Common Knowledge help bently.


She ends up being Shrikant’s secretary at home, and nothing more. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book.

Genntly had been bearing silently everything setting the example of a perfect wife. Bently the end of the book, the couple is well advanced in their years, but Shrimati remained a girl in my mind. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The husband-wife duo are very down to earth, and genlty in philanthropy, besides managing one of the largest IT companies in India. No woman is sopatient and doormat-esque.

But nobody cares us, here Shrimati who has sacrificed everything for her husband found nothing and finally decide to live for her and her love towards history.

It reminds that sacrifices fallss come from both partners in a relationship, and not so much that the relationship itself becomes a giant hassle that is eating up each instance or source of happiness.