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Something Happened on the Way to Heaven: 20 Inspiring Real-Life Stories by Sudha Murty (Paperback)

Something Happened on the Way to Heaven: 20 Inspiring Real-Life Stories by Sudha Murty (Paperback)

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Sudha Murthy's writing is characterized by its simplicity, honesty, and philosophical depth. Her books are a reflection of real-life experiences and are known to leave a lasting impression on the reader. In "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven," Sudha Murthy has selected a collection of twenty inspiring true stories from a contest run by Penguin. The stories cover a wide range of issues faced by people in society, including childhood, young adulthood, societal issues, morals, choices, middle age, old age, and death. They capture the hope, faith, kindness, and joy that life has to offer, even amid daily struggles. The book is a testament to the goodness of the human heart and will captivate and inspire readers of all ages.

The stories in the book are not written by Sudha Murthy herself but are instead the work of contributing authors such as Bhaswar Mukherjee, Saurabh Kumar, and Dhrishti Dasgupta, among others. Sudha Murthy edited the collection to ensure that each story is well-written, thought-provoking, and uplifting. Sudha Murthy is recognized for her social work and life-inspiring short stories and is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. She has written novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories, and non-fictional pieces, and her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages. Sudha Murthy has received several awards for her contributions to literature, including the R. K. Narayan Award for Literature, the Padma Shri, and the Attimabbe Award. "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" is an inspiring collection of true stories that will leave a lasting impression on anyone who reads it.
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780143423928
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0143423928
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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