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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Amidst all this, she keeps in touch with Professor Collins whether in India or in the U. This book b very close to my heart. He wants to acheive more and more and treats Shrimati like his secretary who is there to do everything to run his life smoothly. Shweta rated it it sudga amazing Nov 24, I am lucky enough to have a mother who has already taught me a lot of life lessons that this book teaches you, who has taught me how to handle my finances, how to carve out a separate identity, to never make sacrifices that I might regret later, but that’s because she and I are extremely close and she shares all her experiences with me.

Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty

The meetings at the bakula tree that actually named the book and the way Shrikant told her that she can ask for Siddhartha, their third child while actually proposing for marriage. Can i read this book for free bakkula in goodreads? This book is a classic example of degradation of relationships.


It is a vicious circle.

Her stories are always rather plain but what attracts me to them is the depth of her characters mjrthy the complexities of their relationships. Open Preview See a Problem?

Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Conversations 55 33. This story abkula towards the typical Indian society where the girl abandons all her academic aspirations after marriage to accompany her husband. What happens when such people grow old? Be irresponsible and suffer losses.

Feb 19, Sadaf rated it really liked it. Shrikant holds ground against his mother who wants him to marry another girl.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A beautiful love story that has NO happy ending.

But she herself was too submissive to give up her aspirations to look after Shrikant. On the other hand, Shrimati abandons all her dreams and ambitions to help Shrikant make his dreams come true.

Although the book has been written a decade or so ago, it is still applicable today. Penguin Books Ltd Imprint: Amazon Kindle 0 editions. This goodness on her part is not acknowledged. 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. She was the recipient of the R. As the years go by, Shrikant gets more and more involved in his work, and it is only because of her shy, submissive and loving nature that Shrimati is able to put up with it.


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.

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

Not a lot of authors look into these phenomenon or write about it, which is perhaps what the Indian society needs.

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While on the other hand Shrimati dedicates her life to her husband and supports him in thick and thin.

All the pages in their book of life will be empty, except the page of achievement. The book is about a marriage gone sour. In the pursuit of life, they lost themselves.

It leaves no one in surprise when they come first and second respectively in the final Board exams.