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Wise and Otherwise: A salute to Life by Sudha Murty (Paperback)

Wise and Otherwise: A salute to Life by Sudha Murty (Paperback)

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Understanding human nature is a complex task that requires delving into the depth of what seems right or wrong. Forming opinions about people without actually knowing them is a common occurrence, but learning about their stories can help us become more thoughtful and wise. Sudha Murty's book "Wise and Otherwise" takes readers on a journey across India through 51 stories inspired by the author's extensive travels. The book offers a realistic picture of India, including its values, traditions, and imperfections, and encourages readers to evaluate a set of moral values for themselves. Each story in the book sheds light on the good and bad in human nature, as well as how it can be shaped by intention and circumstance. From a son who abandons his father in an old age home to the exploitation of earthquake aid, each story evokes emotions ranging from anger to kindness, pity, and an understanding of the realities of the world. The book's skillful narration of characters, settings, and situations captures readers' attention. It is available for purchase online, making it convenient to acquire. Sudha Murty is a renowned social activist, author, and chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. Her writings highlight the prevalent social issues in society. She has authored many books, including "Dollar Sose" in Kannada and "How I Taught My Grandmother to Read" in English. Sudha Murty has received numerous awards from prestigious institutions and is the spouse of N.R. Narayana Murthy.
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 232 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780143062226
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0143062226
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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