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. All about Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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The story is simple, follows a single plot and focuses on the two main characters only. Eventually, incidents start happening that remind her of what all she is and has been missing, and the true worth and meaning of happiness. And all that she took from Shrikant before putting her foot down It is in the shade of the Bakula tree that the youngsters fall gentlg love.

Book review : Gently falls the bakula

Sudha Murty is one of my favorite authors and I have read all her books. She had been bearing silently everything setting the example of a perfect wife. Are they happy with the sacrifices they make for their partner to succeed and I feel this happens in every culture. As the time passed away Shrimaan who is very busy to earn money hardly has any time for Shrimati. She is the obvious choice for being a tourist guide to visiting professors. But here there was no pressure on Shrimati to leave her dreams.


As usual this is sort simple story. Both are keen students, but the reader gets to know of the seriousness with which Shrimati learns about History. The two would meet secretly on his visits to Hubli.

Jun 15, Subramanyam K. Today, people have become too career centric, most people believe money is the solution to all problems. Their relationship becomes the victim of aspirations and expectations culminating in Shrimati leaving him to pursue her passion for History. This light book with a lovely message will leave you pondering.

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She realizes that her life is empty and decides to follow her dreams. She who willingly gives up her dreams is deprived of any other happiness by the one whom she sacrificed everything for.

The commitment ,the sacrifices that go unsung and fal,s 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.

It talks about how we let the relationships bleed at the cost reaching the top and once you reach at the top nothing else matters not even your family. It made me very emotional. It has been with me even after the pages ended! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What happens when we continuously force ourselves and take people sueha granted?


May 20, Tripti Saini rated it it was amazing. I highly recommend this book. The author has dedicated this book ” To all those women who allowed family commitments and responsibilities to overpower their own aspirations ” Well, this book surely does just This was one of the best books I have bwkula, the characters are very realistic, problems which we could easily relate too and more so, the accurate happenings within an Indian family.

But she denied and kept postponing her plans. It reminds that sacrifices should come from both partners in a relationship, and not so much that the relationship itself becomes a giant hassle that is eating up each instance or source of happiness.

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What is more important: The open ending is quite appropriate here, but still I would like to assume that at one point of time they again met and lived with each other happily!! Shrikant wanted to be an acheiver. Jul 14, Shipra rated it liked it Shelves: