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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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. But India’s changing, Alhamdulillah: Jun 15, Shilpi Jain rated it liked it.

Narayana Murty are pretty well known out here.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

This is a simple story questioning the choice that a woman make and are they happy with their choice. Shrimati and Shrikant are neighbours and school mates.

And, the historic story of sage Bhamati that Shrimati narrates to Shrikant proves to be almost prophetic. She is the obvious choice for being a tourist guide to visiting professors.

Hemant Bhere marked it as to-read Mar 21, There’s a lot to take from this book if you read it intently and shall give you a lot to mull over. A very simple yet powerful story. Quotes from Gently Falls the Mar 15, Sameer baula it liked it. The book is about a marriage gone sour. There is nothing like power. And she cannot blame anyone else for this.


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.

Shinrinyoku rated it it was amazing Apr 25, On the other usdha, Shrimati abandons all her dreams and a As usual this is sort simple story. The novel is written beautifully and wonderfully written. The commitment ,the sacrifices that go unsung and un noticed b When I had picked up the book from the book store I had no idea of reading it so soon but just reading the first page drew me in to the story.

I would highly recommend this book.

Anisha Pathak rated it really liked it Nov 11, But one day, while sudh to an old professor, she starts examining what she has done with her life and realizes it is dismally empty Pranita rated it really liked it Sep 26, It is about the adjustments both try to do but realize of the false relationship the were trying to leave and then finally Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty.

Jul 01, Diya Waghmare rated it really liked it. Her bakulq have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over three lakh copies around the country. I would recommend this book to people to realise how we do the same, maybe not to our partners but to our parents or friends and family.

Trivia About Gently Falls the 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.


Shrikant I had a very low opinion of right from the start, while Shrimati I murtyy increasingly frustrated with as the story progressed. Shubhali Rasal added it Oct 06, Vishaal Nagalkar rated it really liked it Jul 22, Be irresponsible and suffer losses. Work is his breath. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Mar 20, Sathish rated it it was amazing. A tree of Bakula a fragrant flower seperates the two homes.

Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty | LibraryThing

Shrikant and Shrimati offer each other stiff competition in school. My aunt knows of her from when she lived in Dubai, and I often hear the story of how they maintained their own ba For more book reviews, visit I Read, Ergo I Write A quick word on the author I highly recommend this book.

She who willingly gives up her dreams is deprived of any other happiness by the one whom she sacrificed everything for. What is more important: For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.

The pretence of official relationships which are made on the basis of profit bakkla loss hits her hard. Her books have been translated int Sudha Murty was born in in Shiggaon in north Karnataka.

But the end of the book is probably something that the Indian women can never think of.