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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The ideologies, the family rivalry, the typical mother-in-law and sister-in-law vs daughter-in-law enmity, the misconceptions about educational qualifications, and the practices surrounding marriage and match making are all very familiar. The best thing about the book is its character depiction. 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.

Paperbackpages. This light book with a lovely message will leave you pondering. Her plight reflects the plight of many young women and it is this close association with reality which makes the book such an extraordinary read. CD Muthy 0 editions. Although you can pretty much guess the plot, but one should read for the simplicity of the plot.

Gently Falls the Bakula

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This was her debut novel written three decades ago. 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.


For any one person to be insanely successful somebody close to that person pays the price Shrimati and Shrikant two intelligent competitive classmates. 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.

Shrimati falls ill when her husband is abroad. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Gently Falls The Bakula was one such book for me.

The usage of English is quite simple and can be read very easily, in just one sitting. The story is simple, follows a single plot and focuses on the two main characters only.

The result is the protagonist Shrimati, marrying Shrikant despite the problems that she would have to face, the chief ones being – hostility from his family is she is not the daughter-in-law they would have liked, not only because she is I’d heard of the ‘Dollar Bahu’ by Sudha Murty, and when I chanced upon this small book, I decided to go ahead with it. The climax is ordinary and comes as no surprise.

Have you ever read a book in which the writing was great, but you didn’t like the characters? This story points towards the typical Indian society where the girl abandons all her academic aspirations after marriage to accompany her husband.

The novel keeps you packed within its roots and compels to stay till the end. And she cannot blame anyone else for this. 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 mhrthy. Sunanda marked it as to-read Apr 22, Amazon Kindle 0 editions.


Shrimati’s mother-in-law never accepted her. I’m not very fond of the characters.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

Vishaal Nagalkar rated it really liked it Jul 22, Or will she give her marriage another chance Or she decides to live the life she has been living… Or will she break free… You need to read the book to know more and trust me there is more to the book than I have written. Shrikant holds ground against his mother who wants him to marry another girl.

They fall in love, and the relationship stands the test of time and distance. Mrunal Matey rated it it was amazing Jun 06, Her selflessness helps Shrikant achieve remarkable accomplishments whilst she loses a part of her lover every time he is promoted.

Jayendra Khole rated it really liked it Oct 11, I liked the book as it highlights the little joys that we miss out daily running the regular routine.

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

It is in the city that the marriage starts going downhill. She sobs, and remembers that a house is a structure and home is a place of feelings and relationship. Just gy moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.