Shrimati and Shrikant are neighbours, whose families don’t get along too well. A tree of Bakula (a fragrant flower) seperates the two homes. This chapter deals with a critical analysis of Sudha Murty‟s third novel Gently Falls the. Bakula published by Penguin Books India New Delhi in The major. All about Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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The duo’s love blossom under the Bakula tree at their home. In the beginning of the book, one encounters a naive romance, a simple case of opposites attract, of love happening amidst fierce competition. Both are equally brilliant student and neighbour. When he lost finer sentiments, she lost him and was left murtyh with history.

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. And, the historic story of sage Bhamati that Shrimati narrates to Shrikant proves to be almost prophetic.

This Review was first published in http: Read on to know how Shrimati decides to live for her. Sunanda marked it as to-read Apr 22, They are class-mates up to the X standard. And the ending was never expected.

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Shrimati, like the Bakula is unassuming and skdha in her ways, though she is intelligent and passionate about several things. Paperbackpages. Jan 16, Raavi Joshi rated it it was amazing. Your email address will not be published. Shrimati, in desperation, tries to get Shrikant to give her some time, but gets chided by him.

And a good one at that.

Vedika added it Feb 16, Way too familiar now, you find such stories everywhere around you, the ambitions- sacrificed in the name of family, the discontent at not being able spend more time together but I must congratulate Sudha Murthy for writing this some thirty yea Gently Falls The Bakula- a story about a lower-middle class girl and a boy from a sleepy southern town of Hubli who fall in love and how the man’s career takes precedence over everything else.


Hiral Shah marked it as to-read Nov 02, In spite of all the material happiness in their lives their relationship failed miserably due to lack of understanding and mutual respect. While reading her books, there is such a lot to learn and her books actually have a positive impact. Nothing was more important to him than his work life. Then again, this is India we’re talking about, and this book was written 30 years ago, so its understandable.

She does not want him to know of her ill-health, as it can affect his performance. What does she do with the self realization? His sister is the originator of this bluff, basically intended to put Shrimati in trouble. It would had been good if Shrikanth is little sensitive towards Shrimathi’s feelings. No trivia or quizzes yet. But one day, while talking to an old professor, she starts examining what she has done with her life and realizes it is dismally empty.

I felt She was too submissive than needed. To ask other readers questions about Bakulaplease sign up. But soon the bride leaves for Bombay to stay with her husband.

Shrikant first notices Shrimati because of the Bakula flowers she puts on her hair. Though the language is very simple which Sudha Murthy has used, yet I think that brings a lot more beauty to this story. It made me so mad when Shrimati just watched life pass her by when she bxkula so much untapped potential.

Her stories are always rather plain but what bg me to them is the depth of her characters and the complexities of their relationships. The innocence of falling in love to the childhood teasing and connecting to the fragrance of bakula flower seem out fashioned but works vey well with A very well written book, the author dedicated it to the women who sacrificed their preferences for the welfare of the family.

After a long time, Shrimati realized, it is bakhla her life she has to do something for her. She is the obvious choice for being a tourist guide to visiting professors. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. It is about the adjustments both try to do but realize of the false relationship the were trying to leave and then finally What is more important: It will not be incorrect to say that the book is mainly about Shrimati, her life, her choice and her decisions than about Shrikant.

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A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written nine novels, four technical books, three travelogues, one collection of short stories, three collections of non-fiction pieces and two books for children. Feb 19, Sadaf rated it really liked it.

Gently Falls the Bakula

In return, she does not get even an iota of appreciation. 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 one of the highest steps on the ladder.

Pranita rated it really liked it Sep 26, As the years go by, Shrikant gets more and more involved in his work, and it is only because of her shy, submissive and loving nature that Shrimati is able to put up with it.

Kundana No it is not a real story. Strike a balance between personal relations and ambitions. Trivia About Gently Falls the Media Gently Falls the Bakula.

The ambitious boy aspires to be the school topper, but it is Shrimati, who tops, while he ends up second.