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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This is story to two different individuals Shrikant and Shrimati Deshpande.

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The novel ends with Fently looking back at his domineering self, and how cruel he was to his wife by not giving her due. They had no kids and Srimati felt lonely. Bharat May 30, In the beginning of the book, one encounters a naive romance, a simple case of opposites attract, of love tye amidst fierce competition. We feel our life is important, but do we give such respect to lives and choices of the people around us? And a good one at that.

Paperbackpages. Dec 05, jaadhimalli rated it really liked it. Gently Falls the Bakula deserves 5 stars for plenty of reasons.

gentl The sacrifices that she had to give for marital happiness become too much to bear, and she takes a strong decision, finally. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Want to Read saving…. Today, people bamula become too career centric, most people believe money is the solution to all problems. Read on to know how Shrimati decides to live for her.

Penning down the emotions is something that Sudha Murthy is really good at!

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I bet the answers are not going to make us happy. The best thing about the book is its character depiction. What adhered me to the book was the Simplicity of the love story. It is in the city that the marriage bakyla going downhill.

Now I see her as a writer, an individual. She was the recipient of the R. Initially men work for money but soon, money becomes unimportant.

Book review : Gently falls the bakula

I believe every women in her 20’s, specially someone about to be married, in the Indian society needs to read this and to understand the book. She gave all power and authority to Shrikant to behave with her like this, to take her for granted by giving up her everything for him and his success in his genlty.

They are class-mates up to the X standard. It would had gent,y good if Shrikanth is little sensitive towards Shrimathi’s feelings.

What happens when such people grow old? She wears Bakula flowers in her hair and sends him a few in their periodic letters. Shrimati gives up her idea of higher studies only to work and also not in the History department and help repay the loan.


Somehow this book reminded me of Lowland. The book opens up the cover of “happily ever after” tag and shows the instances that a couple faces when the relationship is taken for granted. My aunt knows of her from when she lived in Dubai, and I often hear the story of how they maintained their own ba For more book reviews, visit I Read, Ergo I Write A quick word on the author 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.

If you ever see a copy of this novel, get your hands on it and read. CD Audiobook 0 editions.

He was successful in his professional life but failed to keep his toe high in his love life. But she denied and kept postponing her plans. Jul 01, Diya Waghmare rated it really liked it.