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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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Shrimati, like the Bakula is unassuming and quiet in her ways, though she is intelligent and passionate about several things. She does not want him to know of her ill-health, as it can affect his performance.

We galls our opinions matter the most and we tend to ignore the softer feelings of the person whom we want so much.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. You better read it. And many hoped that Shriman might tbe had a change-of-heart and maybe would have started paying her attention again. It is about the adjustments both try to do but realize of the false relationship the were trying to leave and then finally Apr 29, Arti rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gently Falls the Bakula deserves 5 stars for plenty of reasons. The commitment ,the sacrifices that te unsung and un noticed by the family and their husbands is not new but its very rarely talked about and much more rarely written about in such a beautiful manner.

They hail from a small town in Karnataka,are neighbours and their families are involved in an ancient feud. Srikant was busy climbing the corporate ladder as fast as possible.


Oh thank you so much, Pratik! She realizes that there is no more love, affection and meaning to their relations. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Conversations 55 33. Or will they go their own ways?

Gently Falls The Calls was one such book for me. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Ever thought of these things? The ambitious boy aspires to be the school topper, but it is Shrimati, who tops, while he ends up second. The husband-wife duo are very down to earth, and involved in philanthropy, besides managing one of the largest IT companies in India. Srimati going away came as a total shock to Srikant. There stood a bakula tree in the centre of their veranda whose flowers bloomed and the fragrance of it lasted all year.

What happens when we continuously force ourselves and take people for granted? She suggests adoption, which is also promptly turned down.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

She wanted someone to talk to her, to listen to what she has to say and appreciate her for what she had done. Shrimati falls ill when her husband is abroad. You can read it, if you please. Feb 19, Sadaf rated it really liked it. Gently Falls the Bakula is the story of a marriage that loses its way as ambition and self-interest take their toll. This is a forum where you can get book reviews and rate a book etc.

No eBook available Amazon. The sacrifices that she had to give for marital happiness become too much to bear, and she takes a strong decision, finally.

Book review : Gently falls the bakula

On the other hand, Shrimati abandons all her dreams and ambitions to help Shrikant make his dreams come true. Are they happy with the sacrifices they do for the success of their partner?


Penguin UKFeb 14, – Fiction – pages. Amidst family protest the two bakkula married and shift to Mumbai. In return, she does not get even an iota of appreciation. A brilliant student Shrimati dedicates her life to shape the career of Shrimaan. Now when she looks back, she has nothing.

The idyllic life of Hubli-Dharwad, the harshness and hustle bustle of Mumbai are pictured in a way only Sudha Murthy could have done. I loved the way Sudha murthy wrote bakuls book, simple English, no high-flying words and a very strong message.

Shrikant first notices Shrimati because of the Bakula flowers she puts on her hair.

Sagara Teeram: Book Summary – Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty

It will not be incorrect to say that the book is mainly about Shrimati, her life, her choice and her decisions than about Shrikant. Gently Falls the Bakula. The author beautifully describes their love, the caring and the longingness that they share for each other. The kinds with which you can curl up in bed and read till you sleep: Perhaps, not everyone is not as lucky as me to have such a strong figure in their life and it is for them specially do I recommend this book. The two would meet secretly on his visits to Hubli.

Also, the breaking out by Shrimati from a deranged relationship can relate to the freedom of choice for the modern women, where just being a housewife isn’t the only choice they’ve got.