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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Gently Falls the Bakula

Amidst all this, she keeps in touch with Professor Collins whether in India or in the U. Shrikant first notices Shrimati because of the Bakula flowers she puts on her hair.

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. Dec 05, bakuoa rated it really liked it. Soon Shrimati join him. As the years go by, Shrikant gets more and more involved in his work, and it is only because of her shy, fa,ls and loving nature that Shrimati is able to put up with it.

She who willingly gives up her dreams is deprived of any other happiness by falla one whom she sacrificed everything for. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The ambitious boy aspires to be the school topper, but it is Shrimati, who tops, while he ends up second.

Now when she looks back, she has nothing.

Collins’ arrival in India brings her back to life, and she uses her time alone to take him on a tour of North India.

The story is written making use of straightforward language and simple, uncomplicated words. The story is simple, a tad too simple yet it’s touches a chord. It will be worth it. Srimati was offered to study abroad but she simply denied the offer because of her dedication to her husband. 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 muethy 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.


But maybe, it is a sign of the author’s excellence that I feel so strongly about the characters? Jul 28, RC Bombay Filmcity added it.

Ever thought of these things? Shrikant is a very ambitious young lad where as Shrimati is an intelligent yet simple girl. It is a simple book, a simple story, told beautifully.

It made me very emotional. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. There’s a bakulq to take from this book if you read it intently and shall give you a lot to mull over. Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty.

Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty

The contradictions made through and between the two protagonists- Shrimati and Shriman- are beautiful yet very real. His ignorant attitude towards his own wife had made Srimati take extreme steps. Shrikant wanted to be an acheiver. Sometimes I felt I wanted to understand Shrimati a little more, but other than that the characters are well thought out and written. Both are equally brilliant student and neighbour.

Book review : Gently falls the bakula

Jul 14, Shipra rated it liked it Shelves: It pulls the emotional cords bh our heart thus conveying the message. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Both follow their dreams and fall in love and get married. But one day, while talking to an old professor, she starts examining what she has done with her life and realizes it is dismally empty Genyly Falls The Bakula was one such book for me.


Hope you can check out mine too — http: The story is small and crisp, with a simple plot line. Relationships are also the same way, easy to get into, but difficult to nurture. During higher secondary education both started loving each other.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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.

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. Penguin Books Ltd Imprint: Shrimati’s mother-in-law never accepted her. 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 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.

Gently Falls the Bakula is the story of a marriage that loses its way as ambition and self-interest take their toll.