Shrimati and Shrikant are neighbours, whose families don’t get along too well. A tree of Bakula (a fragrant flower) seperates the two homes. This chapter deals with a critical analysis of Sudha Murty‟s third novel Gently Falls the. Bakula published by Penguin Books India New Delhi in The major. 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 | Sudha Murty | Book Review
C6 1 fiction 3 Gently Bu The Bakula 1 i-own-this-book 1 Indian authors 1 read in 1 to-read 1. 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.
Raj Talashilkar rated it really liked it Dec 04, Shrikant is a self serving, wife-ignoring, bakhla attitude holding male chauvinist. To ask other readers questions about Bakulaplease sign up.
Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty
Mar 23, Sanhita added it. It takes a lot of understanding and foresight to write a novel 40 years back about an issue that is still prevailing and breaking up marriages in India very regularly and Sudha Murthy has proven her mantle by her core understanding of integral issues that plague Indian society and manages to beautifully illustrate sudua.
What happens when we continuously force ourselves and take people for gran This Review was first published in http: Raees is currently reading it Dec 20, Read it and do tell me how you felt about it.
The graphic description of Aihole, Badami and Pattalakkal encourage the reader to visit the places in case they have not already. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But she denied and kept postponing her plans. Janet marked it as to-read Jul 19, Despite opposition from their families, they get married after completing their education and settle in Bombay.
Shrikant was lucky to have found an intelligent yet unambitious wife, and thereby became phenomenally successful.
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 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 the setback of the story. She realizes that there is no more love, affection and meaning to their relations. This ending the ending of the novel might happen to any one of us, if we are not careful.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Also, the breaking out by Shrimati from a deranged balula can relate to the freedom of choice for the modern women, where just being a housewife isn’t the only choice they’ve got.
The ending could not have been better. The style of writing was simple and neat, a perfect portrayal of Indian speech.
Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty | LibraryThing
A simple but riveting story of a well educated and well to-do couple, where post marriage the husband takes the center stage while the wife fades in the background. She is the one responsible for her situation bqkula. A prolific writer in English dudha 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.
There’s a lot to take from this book if you read it intently and shall give you a lot to mull over.
Gently Falls the Bakula
Shrimati tells him that he cannot put up with loneliness any longer; nor can she live with artificial values which eulogise materialistic success. 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.
It makes you visualise the scenes as if being enacted, the surroundings and everything.
Apr 29, Arti rated it it was amazing Shelves: Really i am happy for reading such a good book on women and on their ideologies. And Shrimati became just a tool to help him in his basic needs. Shrikant joins an IT company and starts rapidly climbing the corporate ladder. Hemant Bhere marked it as to-read Mar 21, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sudha Murty is one of my favorite authors and I have read all her books.
I believe every women in her 20’s, specially someone about to be married, in the Indian society needs to read this and to understand the book. Shinrinyoku rated it it was amazing Apr 25, 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.
Although the book has been written a decade or so ago, it is still applicable today. A very well written book, the author dedicated it mkrthy the women who sacrificed their preferences for the welfare of the family.
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.