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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A very simple yet powerful story. And like the Bakula, it is in her later years, after she ‘falls’ and had ‘dried’ that her ‘fragrance’ becomes sweeter and she comes alive again.

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

Sudha Murty is one of my favorite authors and I have read all her books. But nobody cares us, here Shrimati who has sacrificed everything for her husband found nothing and finally decide to live for her and her love towards history. This is a simple story questioning the choice that a woman make and are they happy with their choice. Perhaps, not everyone is not as lucky as me to have such a strong figure in their life and it is for them specially do I recommend this book. Ever thought of these things?

Sign up for LibraryThing to susha out whether you’ll like this book. This when she decides that she has to become a student once more to give a meaning to her life, to do something to makes her happy. It begins when sydha Shrikant and Shrimati are students of Model High School, Hubli and revolves around their competitiveness in both curricular and extra curricular activities in school.

As expected, she gets a cold treatment from day one and that continues through the story irrespective all the niceties showered by Shrimati on her in laws.

Shrimati and Shrikant are neighbours and school mates. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To ask other readers questions about Bakulaplease sign mjrthy. The idyllic life of Hubli-Dharwad, the harshness and hustle bustle of Mumbai are pictured in a way only Sudha Murthy could have done.


The two would meet secretly on his visits to Hubli.

Hiral Shah marked it as to-read Nov 02, She revisits their love letters; that affection requires only mutual love and intense faith, and not beauty or intelligence, is reinforced. The Bakula tree is the sole witness of their love. At the end of the book, the couple is well advanced in their years, but Shrimati remained a girl in my mind. Good and easy read. It is a simple book, a simple story, told beautifully.

Shrikant meteoric rise to the top makes him ambivalent towards his wife.

Gently Falls the Bakula

Of aspirations suppressed for long. Both are equally brilliant student and neighbour. They are neighbo Sudha Murty is one of my favorite authors and I have read all her books. But I think that Shrimati did right by sort-of ending her marriage as there was no scope of Shriman having change-of-heart he was way too deep into vy work and ego, and had grown too much away from his wife-emotionally 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.

What is more important: Sufha marked it as to-read Apr 05, Dec bbakula, Alfiya rated it it was amazing. Sandhya Jadhav rated it really liked it Aug 28, Unfortunately, the couple is unable to have a child due to a rare disorder.

But I have to admit that he did encourage Shrimati to pursue her Masters. But maybe, it is a sign of the author’s excellence that I feel so strongly about the characters? Jan 19, Fahima M Hitch Theory sudhs it liked it. In spite of all the material happiness in their lives their relationship failed miserably due to lack of understanding and mutual respect. C6 1 fiction 3 Gently Falls The Bakula 1 i-own-this-book 1 Indian authors 1 read in 1 to-read 1.


All the pages in their book of life will be empty, except the page of achievement. She opines that divorce is an instrument of remarriage and hence is not interested in it.

Books by Sudha Murty. I’ve read this novel in just one day. Media Gently Falls the Bakula. But her submissiveness made Shrikant to take her for granted. Gently Falls the Bakula. Shrimati makes it clear that what matters to her is his love, affection and companionship. He realises that he was the cause for her departure, but his professional nature gets the better of him, at the cost of his personal life.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is story to two different individuals Shrikant and Shrimati Deshpande. The result is the protagonist Shrimati, marrying Shrikant despite the bby that suhda would have to face, the chief ones being – hostility from mutthy 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.

Refresh and try again. A brilliant student Shrimati dedicates her life to shape the career of Shrimaan. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The sacrifices that she had to give for marital happiness become too much to bear, and she takes a strong decision, finally. Collins notices the sadness in her and advises her to take up the Ph. Soon both get married without the consent of their parents who are not ready to marry them because of an age-old family rivalry.