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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It made me so mad when Shrimati just watched life pass her by when she had so much untapped potential. Though the language is very simple which Sudha Murthy has used, yet I think that brings a lot more beauty to this story. The woman should have done that a long time ago. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Being born and brought in Bombay I could completely relate with the description made of the size of the houses they lived, the streets they travelled, the local train friends et al.
She corresponded with the Professor who had offered her to study abroad. I’ll update it on my blog soon.
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Murthy and she has sacrificed her professional ambitions to support her bushand. 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 A very well written book, the author dedicated it to the women who sacrificed their preferences for the welfare of the family.
The entertainment quotient was high enough for me to recommend this book to people who like dramas and general fiction. Later, when I grew up, I became passionate about history and started detaching it from emotional point of view and became more aware of the facts. She was the recipient of the R. She wears Bakula flowers in her hair and sends him a few in their periodic letters.
Srimati had a profound love for history whereas all what mattered to srikant was constant progress. And yet, it was very special to him. Add to Your books. The author has dedicated this book ” To all those women who allowed family commitments and responsibilities to overpower their own aspirations ” Well, this book surely does just This was one of the best books I have read, the characters are very realistic, problems which we could easily relate too and more so, the accurate happenings within an Indian family.
Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review
If the story had a conclusion of Srikant realizing his mistakes and getting back with Srimati, I would have been happier. Nov 05, Akshay Joshi rated it really liked it. 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. Now I see her as a writer, an individual. I have enjoyed all the parts in which history was described on behalf of Shrimati starting from golden triangle of north karnatka, Badami aihole and pattadakallu.
The ending could not have been better. The bakula flowers are the attachments to her love letters, carrying the symbolic meaning that the fragrance of their love will never go away. What adhered me to the book was the Simplicity of the love story.
On the other hand, Shrimati abandons all her dreams and a As usual this is sort simple story. Are they happy with the sacrifices they do for the success of their partner? I dont know if this is what the author meant, but his is my understanding of the Bakula’s relevance to the chracters. Mar 12, Krithika rated it really liked it. A tree of Bakula a fragrant flower seperates the two homes.
I loved it from Line one. Sudha Murthy, a lady of few words, her dalls always cater to some or the other socially relevant issue. Kundana No it is not a real story. Shrimati is very intelligent and could ace anything she put her mind to,but she calls history and studied for the love of the subject. Symbolism plays a huge role in the story. To ask other readers questions about Gently Falls the Bakulaplease sign up.
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 nakula years back, much before liberalization and all!
This light book with a lovely message will leave you pondering. As expected, she gets a cold treatment bakyla day one and that continues through the story irrespective all the niceties showered by Shrimati on her in laws. Shrimati and Shrikant are neighbours and school mates. It has a simple story which is told in a way that makes the reader fall in love with the characters and makes him glued to the book right till the end.
It is a story of two classmates, named as Gentlyy and Shrimati.
Book review : Gently falls the bakula
Genntly read it; it would definitely act as a wakeup call. They both have very different approach towards life. A lady of few egntly and in this book too not even a word is wasted. In this book, the way she uses the Bakula flower to convey such intense emotions is nothing if not bently. Jul 28, RC Bombay Filmcity added it. Their families are locked in a feud for the past few generations. She is the obvious choice for being a tourist guide to visiting professors. This emotionally bonds you to both the characters.
She decides to reason with her husband? Apr 22, Harry b nair rated it it was amazing. The ambitious boy aspires to be the school topper, but it is Shrimati, who tops, while he ends up second. Despite opposition from their families, they get married after completing their education and settle in Bombay. It is an open ended story with no concrete conclusion. The book is about fallss in life, relationships and most importantly the choices we make.
I could completely relate to the book, being an Indian myself.