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Gently Falls the Bakula By Sudha Murty (Paperback)

Gently Falls the Bakula By Sudha Murty (Paperback)

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The question of what holds greater importance, a thriving career or a blissful marriage, is at the heart of "Gently Falls the Bakula." Set in the tranquil town of Hubli, the narrative follows Shrikant, who finds himself drawn to his unassuming yet captivating neighbor Shrimati. Though she consistently outshines him in academics, a deep connection blossoms between the two, leading to their marriage. Shrikant embarks on a corporate journey, rapidly ascending the ladder of success, while Shrimati sets aside her own ambitions to become the devoted support to her husband's career.

As Shrikant attains the zenith of his profession, Shrimati begins to sense a void in her life. A conversation with an old mentor triggers introspection, prompting her to evaluate the trajectory of her existence and recognize its unsettling emptiness. "Gently Falls the Bakula" paints the portrait of a marital relationship that loses its course as individual aspirations and self-centered pursuits exert their toll. Authored by Sudha Murty, this novel, penned nearly three decades ago, continues to resonate for its profound exploration of contemporary values and work ethics, offering a poignant examination of the delicate balance between personal ambition and shared happiness.
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Perfect Paperback ‏ : ‎ 176 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780143103776
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0143103776
Sudha Murty, born in 1950 in Shiggaon, a town in north Karnataka, is a versatile and prolific Indian author who has made significant contributions to literature in both English and Kannada. Her diverse body of work encompasses novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories, non-fiction pieces, and bestselling books aimed at children. Her literary creations have resonated with readers across generations and have been translated into numerous major Indian languages.

Sudha Murty possesses a unique storytelling ability that weaves captivating narratives, often imbued with a touch of magic, fantasy, and wonder. Her writing particularly shines when addressing young readers, and she takes immense pleasure in crafting stories that captivate the imaginations of children. Through her literary efforts, she has left an indelible impact on the literary landscape of India and has played a significant role in shaping the reading habits of young minds.

One of the remarkable aspects of Sudha Murty's work is her accessibility to a wide range of readers. Her stories have found their way into textbooks used in schools across India, making her narratives an integral part of the educational experience for countless students. This unique achievement underscores her ability to create stories that are not only entertaining but also have educational value and cultural significance.

Sudha Murty's literary legacy extends far beyond her prolific output; it is also characterized by her philanthropic efforts. She is a well-respected figure who is actively engaged in charitable and social work, contributing to various causes and initiatives that aim to improve the lives of others.

Sudha Murty's contributions to literature, education, and social service have earned her widespread recognition and admiration. Her works continue to inspire, entertain, and enlighten readers of all ages, and she remains an influential and cherished figure in the literary and cultural landscape of India.

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