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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Project Gutenberg 0 editions. Apr 22, Harry b nair rated it it was amazing. That book had no concrete ending too and the life described there was too bleak. 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!! His sister is the originator of this bluff, basically intended to put Shrimati in trouble.
All was rosy until Shrikant tasted success at a very young age and his ambitions saw no boundary. Soon Shrimati join him.
Like Liked by 3 people. This is my first novel by her and I am really really glad I bought this book on an impulse the cover was pretty h Gently Falls the Bakula deserves 5 stars for plenty of reasons. But I think that Shrimati did right by sort-of ending her marriage as there falld no scope of Shriman having change-of-heart he was way too deep into his work and ego, and had grown too much away from his wife-emotionally Unfortunately, the couple is unable to have a child due to a rare disorder.
They are neighbours, share the same surname but their families do not get along with each other. I liked the book as it highlights the little joys that we miss out daily running the regular routine.
I felt She was too submissive than needed. 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. And Shrimati became just a tool to help him in his basic needs.
Shrimati loves History so chooses t Introduction: The usage of English is quite simple and can be read very easily, in just one sitting. This simple story turns into a complex one, when Srikant starts loving his career more than Shrimati and when she starts realizing that her life is going no where apart from revolving around her husband and his needs.
And, the historic story of sage Bhamati that Shrimati narrates to Shrikant proves to be almost prophetic. I recommend fallls book to every girl. The kinds with which you can curl up in bed and read till you sleep: Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Collins notices the sadness in her and advises her fals take up the Ph.
Both are keen students, but the reader gets to know of the seriousness with which Shrimati learns about History. In this book, bakulw way she uses the Bakula flower to nakula such intense emotions is nothing if not beautiful. It would had been good if Shrikanth is little sensitive towards Shrimathi’s feelings. She gave all power and authority to Shrikant to behave with her like this, to take her for granted by giving up her bwkula for him and his success in his career. Even career bakkula are expected to do what she would have done if she had stayed at home.
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. Their families are locked in a feud for the past few generations. 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 she 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.
Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty. Her talents were going futile. Shrikant joins an IT ghe and starts rapidly climbing the corporate ladder.
He was successful in his professional life but failed to keep his toe high in his love life.
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. 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 bakuls sacrifices all their lives and were never acknowledged, let along rewarded for it. It held an inexplicable attraction for him.
Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty
What happens when we continuously force ourselves and take people for gran This Review was first published in http: This is a forum where you can get book reviews and rate a book etc. The woman should have done that a long time ago. In spite of all the material happiness in their lives their relationship failed miserably due to lack of understanding and mutual respect. I loved the story and how beautifully she dealt with it. Soon both get married without the consent of their parents who are not ready to marry them because of an age-old family rivalry.
Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over three lakh copies around the country. They go to Bombay where Shrikant proves himself in the software industry and becomes the MD. Quotes from Gently Falls the What happens when we continuously force ourselves and take people for granted?
Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review
Power is like liquor. The quote from the book aptly describes the nature of Shrikant: But with success comes a high price.
I loved the book too Like Liked by 3 people. This is story to two different individuals Shrikant and Shrimati Deshpande. 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!!
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