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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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Its one of the Best books I’ve read so far.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

The narrative style is engaging and simple. The beauty of her writing lies in its simplicity and in her ability to bring her characters to life. It is a vicious circle. Not by just one but, both the participants are needed to make a relationship like marriage, successful.

Book review : Gently falls the bakula

Their relationship becomes the victim of aspirations and expectations culminating in Shrimati leaving him to pursue her passion for History. Not a lot of authors look into these phenomenon or write about it, which is perhaps what the Indian society needs. But maybe, it is a sign of the author’s excellence that I feel so strongly about the characters?

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Mar 15, Sameer rated it liked it. The innocence of falling in love to the childhood teasing and connecting to the fragrance of bakula flower seem out fashioned but works vey well with the setback of the story.

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.

What happens when such people grow old? Shrimati has to put up with a taunting mother-in-law, who now gets a chance to get back at her enemies. This book is a classic example of degradation of relationships. They are neighbours, share the same surname but their families do not get along with each other.


I loved the book too Like Liked by 3 people. It makes you doleful and emotional. That makes me feel very uneducated since both she and her husband N.

The story is simple, a tad too simple yet it’s touches a chord. Sep 14, Beena rated it it was amazing. The idyllic life of Hubli-Dharwad, the harshness and hustle bustle of Mumbai are pictured in a way only Sudha Murthy could have done. And she cannot blame anyone else for bakyla. 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 gent,y is not the daughter-in-law they would have liked, not only because she is not wealthy, but also because of a family feud going back many decades, and secondly, she has to give up her career aspirations.

Shrikant first notices Shrimati because of the Bakula flowers she puts on her hair. They were neighbours and their families had been in a conflict since a long time. See all 3 questions about Gently Falls the Bakula….

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The open ending is quite appropriate here, but still I would like to assume that at one point of time they again met and lived with each other happily!! Sudha Murthy, a lady of few words, her books always cater to some or the other socially relevant issue.

Jul 14, Shipra rated it liked it Shelves: This when she decides that she has to become a student once more to give a meaning to her life, to do something to makes her happy. Return to Book Page. Shrimati loves History so chooses t Introduction: As I stated earlier, this is a book which is motivator for me.

The author beautifully describes their love, the caring and the longingness that they share for each other. He started growing in his professional life and ssudha success in all steps.


Although you can pretty much guess the plot, but one should read fakls the simplicity of the plot. 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. There is one Bakula tree who separates their houses. It made me so mad when Shrimati just watched life pass her by when she had so much untapped potential.

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I loved it from Line one. Sounds like a good book, nonetheless.

Shrimati gives up her idea of higher studies only to work and also not in the History department and help repay the loan. She did her MTech in computer science, and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. He puts all his passion and love for his job. The connection with the story for me started instantly from the very first page as the background and religious practices which Sudha Murthy has explained here, I know it and have seen very closely too.

Gently Falls genty Bakula by Sudha Murty. Are they happy with the sacrifices they make for their partner to succeed and I feel this happens in every culture.

But her submissiveness made Shrikant to take her for granted. She revisits their love letters; that affection requires only mutual love and intense faith, and not beauty or intelligence, is reinforced. In the small town of Hubli, Shrikant discovers thee he is attracted to his plain-looking but charming neighbour Shrimati, who always does better than him in the school exams.