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. Gently falls the Bakula is the story of Shrikant and Shrimati who belong to two hostile communities but fall in love with each other despite all.

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Its a book that shows the nature of people, portrays a true picture of the relationships in Indian families in a very simple and elegant writing. The Bakula tree is the sole witness of their love. 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. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Gently Falls the Bakula is the story of a marriage that loses its way as ambition and self-interest take their toll.

Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty

Gently Falls the Bakula. Shrimati begins to feel empty and wonders whether her choice has made her happy.

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. Through this novel she insinuates the fact that no relationship works unless efforts are put into it. And yet, it was very special to him.


Their families are locked in a feud for the past few generations. The reader gets to know of Fatehpur Sikri, Ujjain and Mandu, before Shrikant recalls his wife to play hostess to his guests. 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 justice to the author’s dedication.

But for how long?

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. At the end of the book, the couple is well advanced in their years, but Shrimati remained a girl in my mind. The ambitious boy aspires to be the school topper, but it is Shrimati, who tops, while he ends up second.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

Not by just one but, both the participants are needed to make a relationship like marriage, successful. The beauty of her writing lies in its simplicity and in her ability to bring her characters to life.

Both are equally brilliant student and neighbour. Being childless too makes Shrimati lonelier, adoption is not an option as Shrikant does not support the notion Shrimati who put her career on hold and even gave up her chance to a full scholarship for a Phd program in the US now is second guessing her choices This residence had no room for relationship!

We think our opinions matter the most and we tend to ignore the softer feelings of the person whom we want so much. Shrimati realizes very late that, Shrikant loves his career more than her. Complete list of the best Sudha Murty Books. Shrikant joins an IT company and starts rapidly climbing the corporate ladder.


Post was not sent – check your email addresses! They go to Bombay where Shrikant proves himself in the software industry and becomes the MD.

See all 3 questions about Gently Falls the Bakula…. It explains the dichotomy that women in particular face when making a choice between Home and Career. What adhered me to the book was the Simplicity of the love story.

What happens tthe we continuously force ourselves and take people for granted? Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. I often wondered if one reason he ‘fell’ for her was so that he could show himself that no matter how many times she beat him in school, ultimately she is completely dependent on him, and a simple housewife while he has advanced to the bakila of the highest steps on the ladder.

Shrimati makes it clear that what matters to her is his love, affection and companionship. An emotional family drama- stay away if you are allergic them: Of non-acknowledgement of silent support.