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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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The usage of English is quite simple and can be read very easily, in just one sitting. Power is genntly liquor. Shrimati has very simple wants. The couple slowly fal,s drifting apart. Shrikant first notices Shrimati because of the Bakula flowers she puts on her hair. Like in a whirlpool, it is difficult to come out of it.

The narrative style is engaging and simple.

The novel ends with Shrikant looking back at his domineering self, and how cruel he was to his wife by not giving her due. Shrimati realizes very late that, Shrikant loves his career more than her.

It will be worth it. Ever thought of these things? Gently Falls the Bakula by Gehtly Murty. I loved the story and how beautifully she dealt with it. She realizes that there is no more love, affection and meaning to their relations. It has been with me even after the pages ended! Newer Post Older Post Home. No woman is sopatient and doormat-esque.

Gently Falls the Bakula

She starts to consider pursuing her long last wish to pursue Ph. That makes me feel very uneducated since both she and her husband N. Shrikant is a very ambitious young lad where as Sudhha is an intelligent yet simple girl.


The parting conversation between Shrikant and Shrimati is extremely touching; I was overwhelmed. This residence had no room for relationship! A prolific writer in English and 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. I highly recommend this book.

Shrimati tells him that he cannot put up with loneliness any longer; nor can she live with artificial values which eulogise materialistic success. I dont know if this is what the author meant, but his is my understanding of the Bakula’s relevance to the chracters.

Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty

Their relationship becomes the victim of aspirations and expectations culminating in Shrimati leaving him to pursue her passion for History. They are neighbo Sudha Murty is one of my favorite authors and I have read all her books.

Coming back to the story, Shrimati turns down a research scholarship offer from a foreign visiting professor, Mike Collins, just to get married to Shrikant. The contradictions made through skdha between the two protagonists- Shrimati and Shriman- are beautiful yet very real. Sounds like a good book, nonetheless. In bakila sleepy town of Hubli, lived the two lovers Srikant and Srimati.

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Dec 31, Radhika rated it really liked it. I loved it from Line one.

Her books have been translated int Sudha Murty was born in in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. While on the other hand Shrimati dedicates her life to her husband and supports him in thick and thin.


In the beginning of their lives together tne Shrikant insists her to join in a college and continue her studies and research. You are commenting using your Facebook murtjy. Jun 15, Shilpi Jain rated it liked it. Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty. Shrikant and Shrimati are both star pupils of their school and next door neighbors whose properties are divided by a Bakula tree. Today, people have become too career centric, most people believe money is the solution to all problems.

Srikant was attracted to the bakula flower and Srimati murtny wore a flower on her hair. Its one of the Best books I’ve read so far.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In Gently Falls the Bakula, the author brings forth the reality of a relationship between a husband and wife.

Refresh and try again. The pressure and rage inside srimati intensified. Quotes from Gently Falls the They were class- mates up to tenth standards, Shrimaan thinks he would top this year i. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: A very simple yet powerful story. They were neighbours and their families had been in a conflict since a long time.

In this book, the way she uses the Bakula flower to convey such intense emotions is nothing if not beautiful.