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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There is one Bakula tree who separates their houses. No eBook available Amazon. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

Her books are set ack in time but the issues are still relevant and you can very well relate to them. In this book, the way she uses the Bakula flower to convey such intense emotions is nothing if not beautiful.

Read it and do tell me how you felt about it. The ideologies, the family rivalry, the typical mother-in-law and sister-in-law vs daughter-in-law enmity, the misconceptions about educational qualifications, and the practices surrounding marriage and match making are all very familiar.

Shrikant I had a very low opinion of right from the start, while Shrimati I fallz increasingly frustrated with as the story progressed. I loved it from Line one. The pressure and rage inside srimati intensified. They are not a great literary treat but her story telling is simply riveting. I’d heard of the ‘Dollar Bahu’ by Sudha Murty, and when I chanced upon this small book, I decided to go ahead with it.

She realizes that there is no more love, affection and meaning to their relations. I loved the book too Like Liked by 3 people.

The idyllic falla of Hubli-Dharwad, the harshness and hustle bustle of Mumbai are pictured in a way only Sudha Murthy could have done. Newer Post Older Post Home. She started picking fights, arguing, answering back at Srikant, flaring her anger, pleading and begging Srikant to take a few days off and stay home. But her submissiveness made Shrikant to take her for granted.


Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

This is story to two different individuals Shrikant and Shrimati Deshpande. An emotional family drama- stay away if you are allergic them: The story is simple, follows a single plot and focuses on the two main characters only. Have you ever read a gfntly in baklua the writing was great, but you didn’t like the characters? Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Soon Shrikant discovers falld is strangely attracted to Shrimati, a plain-looking yet charming person, who always does better than him in the exams.

Both are very intelligenthard working and competitive. The reader is told through an office colleague that men work for money and then for power, which will require hard work and unconditional support gwntly 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!

But the end of the book is probably something that the Indian women can never think of. 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.

It will not be incorrect to say that the book is mainly about Shrimati, her life, her choice and her decisions than about Shrikant. I liked the book as it highlights the little joys that we miss out daily running the regular routine.

Book review : Gently falls the bakula

The only common thing between them is the Bakula tree which stands in the space between the two houses. Way too familiar now, you find such stories everywhere around you, the ambitions- sacrificed in the name of family, the discontent at not being able spend more time together but I must congratulate Sudha Murthy for writing this some thirty yea Gently Falls The Bakula- a story about a lower-middle class girl and a boy from a sleepy southern town of Hubli who fall in love and how the man’s career takes precedence over everything else.


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Eventually, incidents start happening that remind her of what all she is and has been missing, and the true worth and meaning of happiness. My aunt knows of her from when she lived in Dubai, and I often hear the vently of how they maintained their own bathrooms when I crib about doing my chores.

Trivia About Gently Bakulla the The woman should have done that a long time ago. Shrimati loves History so chooses t Introduction: I could completely relate to the book, being an Indian myself.

Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty

She had been bearing silently everything setting the example of a perfect wife. 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 Write A quick word on the author It makes you put down the novel and pick another one.

Be with people who make you happy and respect you. 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!! Well, the guy is an idiot.

They both have very different approach towards life. I even tried writing what could’ve happened after Shrimati’s departure. In the pursuit of life, they lost themselves. Of non-acknowledgement of silent support. Though here we sympathize with Shrimati a lot than Srikant, I felt bbakula she is also responsible for his change in behavior. And then came the time to put an end to this torture. I have always been very fond of keeping plants at home.

You would think that she would divert her attention to other things right?