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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The best thing about the book is its character depiction. The beauty of her writing lies in its simplicity and in her ability to bring her characters to life.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

Notify me of new comments via email. Though Indian society is changing, antiquated thoughts still exist in the older generation. Lists with This Book. They are not a great literary treat but her story telling is simply riveting. She corresponded with the Professor who had offered her to study abroad. This ending the ending of the novel might happen to any one of us, if we are not careful. Though the language is very simple which Sudha Murthy has used, yet I think that brings a lot more beauty to this story.

The two would meet secretly on his visits to Hubli. The connection with the story for me started instantly from the very first page as the background and religious practices which Sudha Murthy has explained here, I know it and have seen very closely too.


I would like to appreciate the homework author has put in for the book. Though it hurt, but that’s the true fact! 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 revolving around her husband and his needs. Shrikant was so hungry for success in his career, that he put all his soul to his industry. His ignorant attitude towards his own wife had made Srimati take extreme steps.

What happens when such people grow old? Your email address will not be published. Is this a real story? And all that she took from Shrikant before putting her foot down The scene when they meet each other on train by chance and kept holding hands!

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

Shrimathi is such a gem of a person which are very rare and wouldn’t be able to find in the present generation. I bet the answers are not going to make us happy. This loss greatly gentl Shrimati. 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. Add to Your books.

They fall in love, and the relationship stands the test of time and distance. Leave Your Comments Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. And she cannot blame anyone else for this. Nov 05, Akshay Joshi rated it really liked it.


Shrimati too falls in love with the amiable and handsome Shrikant and the two get married. It held an inexplicable attraction for him.

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

Gently Falls the Bakula is the story of a marriage that loses its way as ambition and self-interest take their toll. The style of writing was simple and neat, a perfect portrayal of Indian speech. Shrikant joins an IT firm and soon reaches the pinnacle of his industry. Srikant was attracted to the bakula flower and Srimati always wore a flower on her hair.

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In the pursuit of life, they lost themselves. It might even make you introspect your relationships. Shrikant is a self serving, wife-ignoring, my-job-is-my-life attitude holding male chauvinist.