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 by Sudha Murty | LibraryThing

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. With an OverDrive account, bakuula can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Shagufta Naikwadi added it Sep 24, Inaya Higurashi rated it it was ok Feb 21, She sobs, and remembers that a house is a structure and home is a place of feelings and relationship.

Lists with This Book. A beautiful love story that has NO happy ending.

They both get married and start their live together in a new city. Yojana Shinde-bhorkade rated it liked it Aug 01, Shrikant is a very ambitious young lad where as Shrimati is an intelligent yet simple girl.

The bakula flowers are the attachments to her love letters, carrying the symbolic mufthy that the fragrance of their love will never go away. Minakshi marked it as to-read Apr 05, 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 not wealthy, but also because of a family feud going back many decades, and secondly, she has to give up her career aspirations.

It would had been good if Shrikanth is little sensitive towards Shrimathi’s feelings. The novel is written beautifully and wonderfully mutthy. Shrimati who is such an extraordinary young woman is dragged into the mundane life of a housewife after murthj marriage. Pandurang Bagul marked it as to-read Jan 22, Their families are locked in a feud for the past few generations. Sudha Murty is the recipient of the Padma Shri award, the forth highest-ranking civilian award from the Government of India and mudthy recipient of the N K Narayana Gently Falls The Bakula was originally written in another language and translated into English.


Even career women are expected to do what she would have done if she had stayed at home. She is the one responsible for her situation now.

I have enjoyed mugthy the parts in which history was described on behalf of Shrimati starting from golden triangle of north karnatka, Badami aihole and pattadakallu. It is a vicious circle. The passion with which she writes about the places and the culture of her characters serves as a reflection of her own love for her culture.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

The book is about balance in life, relationships and most importantly the choices we make. Power is like liquor. Shrimati has to put up with a taunting mother-in-law, who now gets a chance to get back at her enemies. Through this novel she insinuates the fact that no relationship works unless efforts are put into it.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

Shrimati realizes very late that, Shrikant loves his career more bakkula her. Priyanka marked it as to-read Apr 08, They are neighbours, share the same surname but their families do not get along with each other. She tells him that she had loved him and History and him more than her studies.

Nothing was more important to him than his work life. Newer Post Older Post Home. The innocence of falling in murghy 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. Gently Falls the Bakula is a classic Sudha Murty novel.


They were class- mates up to tenth standards, Shrimaan thinks he would top this year i. Tejaswini Chavan added it Dec 19, They fall in love, and the relationship stands the test of time and distance. We feel our life is important, but do we give such respect to lives and choices of the people around us?

In Gently Falls the Bakula, the author brings forth the reality of a relationship between a husband and wife. They hail from a small town in Karnataka,are neighbours and their families are involved in an ancient feud. Jul 01, Diya Waghmare rated it really liked it.

Now when she looks back, she has nothing. It will not be incorrect to say that the book is mainly about Shrimati, her life, her choice and her decisions than about Shrikant. Navnath Thorat rated it really liked it Apr 29, Become a LibraryThing Author.

Mar 20, Sathish rated it it was amazing. Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over three lakh copies around the country.

Anisha Pathak rated it really liked it Nov 11, The book neither justifies nor glorifies anybody ,but it tells a good deal about our choices ,be it good ones or bad onesor the ones that make us who we are today. Her books have been translated int Sudha Murty was born in in Shiggaon in north Karnataka.