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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Shrimati loves History so chooses t Introduction: It makes you doleful and emotional. And then came the time to put an end to this torture. And a good one at that. Books by Sudha Murty. Perhaps, not everyone is not as lucky as me to have such a strong figure in their life and it is for them specially do I recommend this book.

She revisits their love letters; that affection requires only mutual love and intense faith, and not beauty or intelligence, is reinforced. They both have very different approach towards life.

Shrimati has very simple wants. The pressure and rage inside srimati intensified. The graphic description of Aihole, Badami and Pattalakkal encourage the reader to visit the places in case they have not already. May 20, Tripti Saini rated it it was amazing.

Both are equally brilliant student and neighbour. In this book, the way she uses the Bakula flower to convey such intense emotions is nothing if not beautiful. I even tried writing what could’ve happened after Shrimati’s departure. They were neighbours and their families had been in a conflict since a long time. C6 1 fiction 3 Gently Falls The Bakula 1 i-own-this-book 1 Indian authors 1 read in 1 to-read 1.

Book review : Gently falls the bakula

I am lucky enough to have a mother who has already taught me a lot of life lessons that this book teaches you, who has taught me how to handle my finances, how to carve out a separate identity, to never make sacrifices that I might regret later, but that’s because she and I are extremely close and she shares all her experiences with me.


Like Liked by 1 person. Shrimati plays the ‘perfect wife’ in lieu of pursuing her passion and Shrikant murtby and steadily climbs the corporate ladder, without realising that his family life is taking a hit.

You read novels too? Shrimati falls ill when her husband is abroad.

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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.

The narrative style is engaging and simple.

While on the other hand Shrimati dedicates her life to her husband and supports him in thick and thin. CD Audiobook 0 editions. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written nine novels, four technical books, three travelogues, one collection of short stories, three collections of non-fiction pieces and two books for children. Shrikant wanted to be an acheiver. Gently Falls the Bakula is a classic Sudha Murty novel.

This has always been the case with me whenever I find a Sudha Murty book in my hand. Post schooling, Shrimati chooses to follow her heart and pursues historywhile Shrikant nurthy to be an achiever and pursues engineering.

In the beginning of their lives together even Shrikant insists her to join in a college and continue her studies and research. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Gently Falls the Bakula

It reminds that sacrifices should come from both partners in a relationship, and not so much that the relationship itself becomes a giant hassle that is eating up each instance or source of happiness. I’ll update it on my blog soon. It would had been good if Shrikanth muethy little sensitive towards Shrimathi’s feelings.

Notify me of new comments via email. Add to Your books. Jul 19, Radhika added it. Shrimati gives up her idea of higher studies only to work and also not in the History department and help repay the loan.


Shrimati tells him that he cannot put up with loneliness any longer; nor can she live with artificial values which eulogise materialistic success. She gave all power and authority to Shrikant to behave with her like this, to take her for granted by giving up her everything for him and his success in his career.

Be with people who make you happy and respect you. She does not want him to know of her ill-health, as it can affect his performance. He works relentlessly and reaches the pinnacle of his industry, while Shrimati abandons her academic aspirations and becomes his uncomplaining shasow, silently fulfilling her duties as a corporate leader’s wife.

Sagara Teeram: Book Summary – Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty

Even career women are expected to do what she would have done if she had stayed at home. 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!! Collins’ arrival in India brings her back to life, and she uses her time alone to take him on a tour of North India. With the absence of children, the gaping hole of love in Shrimati’s life becomes all the more pronounced. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Shrikant holds ground against his mother who wants him to marry another girl. But if you decide to continue reading it, the events and the rising action makes you sympathize with the central character Srimati.