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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Newer Post Older Post Home. Shrimati loves History so chooses t Introduction: Lists with This Book. 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!! Minakshi marked it as to-read Apr 05, 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 time together but I must congratulate Sudha Murthy for writing this some thirty years back, much before liberalization and all!

Amidst family protest the two get married and shift to Mumbai. She does not want him to know of her ill-health, as it can affect his performance. Sanika Hipparkar rated it really liked it Nov 14, It questions the choices women make and ba,ula they happy with those choices.

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Open Preview See a Problem? 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. What resonates is the way Shrimati struggles, I can see her indecisiveness, her loss of confidence, her turning bitter reflected in my mother and several other women who made sacrifices all their lives and were never acknowledged, let along rewarded for it.

Summary on the book cover gives you a fair idea of what the story is but only by reading it do you understand the emotions filled in to the story.


This story points towards the typical Indian society where the girl abandons all her academic aspirations after marriage to accompany her husband.

Kavya Sekar marked it as to-read Nov 23, You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Shrimati has very simple wants. The climax is ordinary and comes as no surprise.

Sdha Bhiwagade marked it as to-read Aug 27, The author has dedicated this book ” To all those women who allowed family commitments and responsibilities to overpower their own aspirations ” Well, this book surely does just This was one of the best sidha 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. The book is about balance in life, relationships and most importantly the choices we make.

In this book, the way she uses the Bakula flower to convey such intense emotions is nothing if not beautiful. Shrikant is a very ambitious young lad where as Shrimati is an intelligent yet simple girl.

Raees is currently reading it Dec 20, Her selflessness helps Shrikant achieve remarkable accomplishments whilst she loses a part of her lover every time he is vy. Mahesh Hawaldar marked it as to-read Nov 14, This residence had no room for relationship! I loved the way Sudha murthy wrote the book, simple English, no high-flying words and a very strong message.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

When he lost finer sentiments, she lost him and was left only with history. Being childless too makes Shrimati lonelier, adoption is not an option as Shrikant does not support the notion Shrimati who put her career on hold and even gave up her chance to bakulw full scholarship for a Phd program in the US now is second guessing her choices Swati Nandy No you can’t. One of the key feature of Sudha Murthy’s book is easy language, even sdha new reader can flow with the novel.


While reading her books, there is such a sudna to learn and her books actually have a positive impact. Even career women are expected to do what she would have done if she had stayed at home.

Bakula by Sudha Murty

The feel of bombay in the book is an add-on. Sudha Murty was born in in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. May 20, Tripti Saini rated it it was mrthy. Swapnil Bankar rated it it was amazing Oct 22, Your email address will not be published. The bakula flowers are the attachments to her love letters, carrying the symbolic meaning that the fragrance of their love will never go away.

Shrimati makes it clear that what matters to her is his love, affection and companionship. They both get married and start their live together in a new city. She decides to reason with her husband? Jun 18, beautywithbooks rated it liked it Shelves: Complete list of the best Sudha Murty Books. Narayana Murty are pretty well known out here. Be irresponsible and suffer losses. 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.

I liked the book as it highlights the little sufha that we miss out daily running the regular routine. We feel our life is important, but do we give such respect to lives and choices of the people around us? No current Talk conversations about this book.