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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Aug 24, Kushagra Singh rated it really liked it.

Swati Nandy No you can’t. The book opens up the cover of “happily ever after” tag and shows the instances that a couple faces when the relationship is taken for granted. Though here we sympathize with Shrimati a lot than Thf, I felt somewhere she is also responsible for his change in behavior.

Dec 31, Radhika rated it really liked it.

I loved the way Sudha murthy gentpy the book, simple English, no high-flying words and a very strong message. It is about the adjustments both try to do but realize of the false relationship the were trying to leave and then finally Recommended if you want a glimpse of yesteryear Indian society and some interesting Indian History lessons.

As I baklua earlier, this is a book which is motivator for me. I have always been very fond of keeping plants at home.

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Nov 11, Shonali rated it really liked it Shelves: And all that she took from Shrikant before putting her foot down Shrikant joins an IT company and starts rapidly climbing the corporate ladder. Women according to Indian traditions and so to say many other world cultures are supposed to stay at home ,cook and take care of the family willingly or unwillingly.

She started picking fights, arguing, answering back at Srikant, flaring her anger, bxkula and begging Srikant to take a few days off and stay home. The narrative style is engaging and simple. Shrikant holds ground against his mother who wants him to marry another girl. Become a LibraryThing Author. And the ending was never expected. The novel ends with Shrikant looking back at his domineering self, and how cruel he was to his wife by not giving her due.


The reader is told through an office colleague that men work for money and then for power, which will require hard work and unconditional support from the family. Srimati had a profound love for history whereas all what mattered to srikant was constant progress. Penguin UKFeb 14, – Fiction – pages. This emotionally bonds you to tye the characters. Srikant was attracted to the bakula flower and Srimati always wore a flower on her hair.

But nobody cares us, here Shrimati who has sacrificed everything for her husband found nothing and finally decide to live fqlls her and her love towards history. She had been bearing silently everything setting the example of a perfect wife. The idyllic life of Hubli-Dharwad, the harshness and hustle bustle of Mumbai are pictured in a way only Sudha Murthy could have done. Gently Falls the Genttly is the story of a marriage that loses its way as ambition and self-interest take their toll.

The climax is ordinary and comes as no surprise.

Book review : Gently falls the bakula

It is in the shade of the Bakula tree that the youngsters fall in love. In a lonely city far away from home, Shrimati makes adjustments and learns to deal with the situation while Shrikant pours himself completely into his career and grows leaps and bounds.

Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over three lakh copies around the country. This is my first novel by her and I am really really glad I bought this book on an impulse the cover was pretty hehe. After a long time, Shrimati realized, it is not her life she has to do something for her. 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.


He paid little or no attention to his wife and her concerns and would always drive away the idea of going to Hubli whenever she insisted. While on the other hand Shrimati dedicates her life to her husband and supports him in thick and thin.

Through this novel she insinuates the fact that no relationship works unless efforts are put into it. The book is about balance in life, relationships and most importantly the choices we make. Jan 16, Raavi Joshi rated it it was amazing. To calls other readers questions about Gently Falls the Bakulaplease sign up.

Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty

Once the intoxication of power catches hold of an ambitious person, there is no escape from it. But I somehow felt that she was not at all judgmental about any of the characters. Overall, I liked the book, though I was peeved by the characters.

Your use of the site and services is fallls to these policies and terms. Will the couple find a way to mend their relationship or will they go on as they are, with Shrikant using his wife like a secretary and Shrimati finding herself unsatisfied and unstimulated in her role as the ‘corporate leader’s wife’? Shrikant I had a very low opinion of right from the start, while Shrimati I grew increasingly frustrated with as the story progressed.