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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They are class-mates up to fal,s X standard. But maybe, it is a sign of the author’s excellence that I feel so strongly about the characters?

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Jul 28, RC Bombay Filmcity added it. When I read about Shrimatithe protagonist ,I remembered so many women I knew who had done the same for their spouses. One of the key feature of Sudha Murthy’s book is easy language, even the new reader can flow with the novel.

He was gentlj in his professional life but failed to keep his toe high in his love life. 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.


And yet, it was very special to him. This residence had no room for relationship! Living in India, sucha would surely come across many such women for sure. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

She opines that divorce is an instrument of remarriage and hence is not interested in it. Shrikant wanted to be an acheiver. Both are keen students, but the reader gets to know of the seriousness with which Shrimati learns about History.

Penguin Books Ltd Imprint: Power is like liquor. But if you decide to continue reading it, the events and the rising action makes you sympathize with the central character Srimati. We feel our life is important, but do we give such respect to lives and choices of the people around us?

Gently Falls the Bakula

Written in simple language, it deals with one of the chief issues that many Indian women have silently faced for years. A writer living in Mumbai. But here there was no pressure on Shrimati to leave her dreams. I recommend this book to every girl.

I conclude this review by rating the book three and a half out of five stars. A story told in a simple style. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

In spite of all the material happiness in their lives their relationship failed miserably due to lack of understanding and mutual respect. The story is simple, follows a single plot and focuses on the two main characters only. Post schooling, Shrimati chooses to follow her heart and pursues historywhile Shrikant gent,y to be an achiever and pursues engineering.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The kinds with wh A typical Sudha Murthy book: He allows himself to start a relationship with her only after he concludes that they are no longer rivals since they are in different fields. References to this work on external resources. Shrimati is very intelligent and could ace anything she put her mind to,but she loved history and studied for the love of the subject. A very simple yet powerful story.

Though here we sympathize with Shrimati a lot than Srikant, I felt somewhere she is also responsible for his change in behavior. Now I see her as a writer, an individual. Like Liked by 1 person. Shrikant and Shrimati are both star pupils of their school and next door neighbors whose properties are divided by a Bakula tree.