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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Return to Book Page. Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty. Holding a bakula flower in his palm, he was wondering why he was fascinated by this tiny flower, that was neither as beautiful as a sudhx nor had the fragrance of a jasmine or a champaka. And yet, it was very special to him.
It held an inexplicable attraction for him. It leaves no one in surprise when they come first and baukla respectively in the final Board exams. Soon Shrikant discovers he is strangely attracted to Shrimati, a plain-looking yet charming person, who always does better than him in the exams. Shrimati too falls in love with the amiable and handsome Shrikant and the two get married. Shrikant joins an IT company and starts rapidly climbing the corporate ladder.
But one day, while talking to an old professor, she starts examining what she has done with her life and realizes it is dismally empty. Gently Falls the Bakula is the story of a marriage that loses its way as ambition and self-interest take their toll.
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Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty
To ask other readers questions about Baukla Falls the Bakulaplease sign up. Can i read this book for free here in jurthy God this is sooo confusing! Swati Nandy No you can’t. This is a forum where you can get book reviews and rate a book etc. Is this a real story? Kundana No it is not a real story. See all 3 questions about Gently Falls the Bakula…. Lists with This Book. 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.
Though here we sympathize with Shrimati a lot than Srikant, I felt somewhere she is also responsible for his change in behavior. I felt She was too submissive than needed. The open ending is quite appropriate here, but still I would like to assume that at one point of time they again met and lived with each other happily!!
Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review
Though the language is very simple which Sudha Murthy has used, yet I think that brings a lot more beauty to this story. 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. Somehow I feel if I would have read this in Kannada the original language which this was written inI would have definelty enjoyed even more!
Jul 19, Radhika added it. A story told in a simple style. It questions the choices women make and are they happy with those choices.
Are they happy with the sacrifices they make for their partner to succeed and I feel this happens in every culture. For any one person to be insanely successful somebody close to that person pays the price Shrimati and Shrikant two intelligent competitive classmates.
They hail from a small town in Karnataka,are neighbours and their families are involved in an ancient feud.
Gently Falls the Bakula
Shrimati is very i A story told in a simple style. Shrimati is very intelligent and could ace anything she put her mind to,but she loved history and studied for the love of the subject. Sudhz wanted to be an acheiver. Both follow their dreams and fall in love and get married. But with success comes a high price.
The couple bakulla start drifting apart. Shrikant meteoric rise to the top makes him ambivalent towards his wife.
He wants to acheive more and more and treats Shrimati like his secretary who is there to do everything to run his life smoothly. Being childless too makes Shrimati lonelier, adoption is not an option as Shrikant does not support the notion Shrimati who put her career on hold and even gave up her chance to a full scholarship for a Phd program in the US now is second guessing her choices Mar 20, Sathish rated it it was amazing.
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.
The author has dedicated this book ” To all those women who allowed family commitments and responsibilities to 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.
The author has dedicated this book ” To all those women who allowed family commitments and responsibilities to overpower their own aspirations ” Well, this book surely does justice to the author’s dedication.
Jul 14, Shipra rated it liked it Shelves: A typical Sudha Murthy book: They are not a great literary treat but her story telling is simply riveting.
It makes you visualise the scenes as if being enacted, the surroundings and everything. Her books are set ack in time but the issues are still relevant and you can very well relate to them.
Good and easy read. The kinds with wh A typical Sudha Murthy book: The kinds with which you can curl up in bed and read till you sleep: May 01, Umang rated it really liked it. I loved the story and how beautifully she dealt with it. After reading the other few i feel that her women should become more stronger. Jun 15, Shilpi Jain rated it liked it. Gently Falls The Bakula- a story about a lower-middle class girl and a boy from a sleepy southern town of Hubli who fall in love and how the man’s career takes precedence over everything else.
The story is simple, a tad too simple yet it’s touches a chord. Way too familiar now, you find such stories everywhere around you, the ambitions- sacrificed in the name of family, the discontent at not being able spend more time together but I must congratulate Sudha Murthy for writing this some thirty yea Gently Falls The Bakula- a story about a lower-middle class girl and a boy from a sleepy southern town of Hubli who fall in love and how the man’s career takes precedence over everything else.
Way too familiar now, you find such stories everywhere around you, the ambitions- sacrificed in the name of family, the discontent at not being able spend more time together but I must congratulate Sudha Murthy for writing this some thirty years back, much before liberalization and all!
The downside, the narrative is very weak, the storytelling almost like that of school kid which frustrates you in the beginning but if you have the patience, you won’t be disappointed, not totally at least. An emotional family drama- stay away if you are allergic them: Aug 24, Kushagra Singh rated it really liked it. This is a beautifully narrated story which many might relate to. There’s a lot to take from this book if you read it intently and shall give you a lot to mull over.
Dec 11, Alfiya rated it it was amazing.
Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review
It is a wonderful book! I never enjoyed reading as much I liked this book in particular. It is a story of a couple who marry because they love each other. It is about the adjustments both try to do but realize of the false relationship the were trying to leave and then finally You better read it.
This emotionally bonds you to both the characters. Jun 18, beautywithbooks rated it liked it Shelves: As usual this is sort simple story. This is story to two different individuals Shrikant and Shrimati Deshpande. They both have very different approach towards life.
Shrikant is a very ambitious young lad where as Bkula is an intelligent yet simple girl. They both get married and start their live together in a new city. Shrikant joins an IT firm and soon reaches the pinnacle of his industry. He puts all his passion and love for his job. On the other hand, Shrimati abandons all her dreams and a As usual this is sort simple story.
On the other hand, Shrimati abandons all her dreams and ambitions to help Shrikant make his dreams come true. This story points towards the typical Indian society where the bkula abandons all her academic aspirations after marriage to accompany her husband. But here there was no pressure on Shrimati to leave her dreams. But she herself was too submissive to give up her aspirations to look after Shrikant.
In the sudah of their lives together even Shrikant insists her to join in a college and continue her studies and research. But she denied and kept postponing her plans. But her submissiveness made Shrikant to take her for granted. Shrikant was so hungry for success in his career, that he put all his soul to his industry.