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. Gently falls the Bakula is the story of Shrikant and Shrimati who belong to two hostile communities but fall in love with each other despite all.

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Being childless too makes Shrimati lonelier, adoption is not an option as Shrikant does not support the notion Shrimati who put her career fently hold and even gave up her chance to a full scholarship for a Phd program in the US now is second guessing her choices Srimati had a profound love for history whereas all what mattered to srikant was constant progress.

Book review : Gently falls the bakula

Shrimati falls ill when her husband is abroad. This Review was first published in http: Collins’ arrival in India brings her back to life, and she uses her time alone to take him on a tour of North India. And she cannot blame anyone else for this. Alisha A writer living in Mumbai. The way Shrikant runs after his work leaving flals behind reminds me again of the ‘Life is a game of juggling five balls’ story from Suzzannes diary for Nicholas book.

Though Indian society is changing, antiquated thoughts still exist in the older generation. This was her debut novel written three decades ago. There is one Bakula tree who separates their houses. In the pursuit of life, they lost themselves. Shrimati who is such an extraordinary young woman is dragged into the mundane life of a housewife after her marriage.

There stood a bakula tree in the centre of their veranda whose flowers bloomed and the fragrance of it lasted all year. Jul 01, Diya Waghmare rated it really liked it. She gave all power and authority to Shrikant to behave with her like this, to take her for granted by giving up her everything for him and his success in his career.


And many hoped that Shriman might have had a change-of-heart and maybe would have started paying her attention again. 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.

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And all that she took baula Shrikant before putting her foot down Shrimati realizes very late that, Shrikant loves his career more than her. Later, when I grew up, I became passionate about history and started detaching it from emotional point of view and became more aware of the facts. I’m not very fond of the characters. 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.

Shrikant and Shrimati offer each other stiff competition in school. The differential appreciation of Bhamati, the woman who was married to a sage who was writing a commentary on the Dharmasastra and who took care of him silently, is an indication of the things to come. Gently Baku,a the Bakula by Sudha Murty.

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I highly recommend this book. It explains the dichotomy that women in particular face when making a choice between Home and Career. They are neighbours, share the same surname but their families do not get along with each other. So, since she cannot return to Hubli, she decides to do her Ph.

Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty

As the years go by, Shrikant gets more and more fhe in his work, and it is only because of her shy, submissive and loving nature that Shrimati is able to put up with it. The author has dedicated this book ” To all those women who allowed family commitments and responsibilities bently overpower their own aspirations ” Well, this book surely does just This was one of the best books 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.

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What happens when we continuously force ourselves and take people for gran This Review was first published in http: Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over three lakh copies around the country. Gfntly when she looks back, she has nothing.

I would highly recommend this book. I liked the book as it highlights the little joys that we miss out daily running the regular routine.

Gently Falls the Bakula is the story of a marriage that loses its way as ambition and self-interest take their toll. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.

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View all posts by Alisha. He puts all his passion and love for his job. Shrikant holds ground against his mother who wants him to marry another girl.

He was successful gsntly his professional life but failed to keep his toe high in his love life. 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 gejtly around her husband and his needs.

They had no kids and Srimati felt lonely. Account Options Sign in. My aunt knows of her from when she lived in Dubai, and I often hear the story of how they maintained their own ba For more book reviews, visit I Read, Ergo I Write A quick word on the author It is a reflection of social reality. Jan 16, Raavi Joshi rated it it was amazing. The ending could not have been better. Amidst family protest the two baiula married and shift to Mumbai. You can read it, if you please.

Shrimati loves History so chooses tje Introduction: We feel our life is important, but do we give such respect to lives and choices of the people around us?