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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Their relationship becomes the victim of aspirations and expectations culminating in Shrimati leaving him to pursue her passion for History. She does not want him to know of her ill-health, as it can affect his performance. And many hoped that Shriman might have had a change-of-heart gdntly maybe would have started paying her attention again.

But soon the bride leaves for Bombay to stay with her husband. Shrimati plays the ‘perfect wife’ in lieu of pursuing her passion and Shrikant rapidly and steadily climbs the corporate ladder, without realising that his family life is taking a hit. I would highly recommend this book. She revisits their love letters; that affection requires only mutual love and intense faith, and not beauty or intelligence, is reinforced.

Her life is empty. They had no kids and Srimati felt lonely. No library descriptions found.

Book review : Gently falls the bakula

But she herself was too submissive to give up her aspirations to look after Shrikant. The pressure and rage inside srimati intensified. Like in a whirlpool, it is difficult to come out of it. Why would I recommend this book to others?

The way Shrikant runs after his work leaving everything behind reminds me again of the ‘Life is a ga I have always seen Sudha Murty as Mrs. He puts all b passion and love for his job. Bqkula author has dedicated this fals ” To all those women who allowed family commitments and responsibilities suvha 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.


Srimati was offered to study abroad but she simply denied the offer because of her dedication to her husband. Recommended if you want a glimpse of yesteryear Indian society and some interesting Indian History lessons. A typical Sudha Murthy book: Gently Falls the Bakula.

And yet, it was very special to him.

It explains the dichotomy that women in particular face when making a choice between Home and Career. Her books have been translated int Sudha Murty was born in in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Narayana Murty are pretty well known out here. Gently Falls the Bakula deserves 5 stars for plenty fals reasons. Though here we sympathize with Shrimati a lot than Srikant, I felt somewhere she is also responsible for his change in behavior. This light book with a lovely message will leave you pondering.

To ask other readers questions about Gently Falls the Bakulaplease sign up. She was the recipient of the R. In the pursuit of life, they lost themselves. He works relentlessly and reaches the pinnacle of his industry, while Thd abandons her academic aspirations and thee his uncomplaining shasow, silently fulfilling her duties as a corporate leader’s wife. This was her debut novel written three decades ago.

Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty

Return to Book Page. 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 tje is about a marriage gone sour. But Getnly changing, Alhamdulillah: But with success comes a high price. In Gently Falls the Bakula, the author brings forth the reality of a relationship between a husband and wife. And, the historic story of sage Bhamati that Shrimati narrates to Shrikant proves to be almost prophetic.

But the end of bbakula book is probably something that the Indian women can never think of. She had given up her ambition, the first love of her life, history. What adhered me to the book was the Simplicity of the bakkula story. Symbolism plays a huge role in the story. Like Liked by 1 person.

The title fits the whole story perfectly. 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.

Once the intoxication of power catches hold of an ambitious person, there is no escape from murtny. Holding a bakula flower in his palm, he was wondering why he was fascinated by this tiny flower, that was neither as beautiful as a rose nor had the fragrance of a jasmine or a champaka.

Leave Your Comments Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Sometimes I felt I wanted to understand Shrimati a little more, but other than that the characters are well thought out and written.

I have always been very fond of keeping plants at home. No current Talk conversations about this book.