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Free read Gently Falls the Bakula ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì Gently Falls The Bakula ‘Shrikant was restless Holding a bakula flower in his palm he was wondering why he was fascinated by this tiny flower that was neither as beautiful as a rose nor had the fragrance of a jasmine or a champaka And yet it wasComes his uncomplaining shadow silently fulfilling her duties as a corporate leader’s wife 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 Gently Falls the Bakula is the story of a marriage that loses its way as ambition and self interest take their toll Written nearly three decades ago Sudha Murty’s first novel remains startlingly relevant in its scrutiny of modern values and work ethi. For book reviews visit I Read Ergo I WriteA uick word on the authorFirst of all I never knew that Sudha Murty even wrote That makes me feel very uneducated since both she and her husband N R Narayana Murty are pretty well known out here The husband wife duo are very down to earth and involved in philanthropy besides managing one of the largest IT companies in India My aunt knows of her from when she lived in Dubai and I often hear the story of how they maintained their own bathrooms when I crib about doing my chores Sudha Murty is the recipient of the Padma Shri award the forth highest ranking civilian award from the Government of India and a recipient of the N K Narayana Gently Falls The Bakula was originally written in another language and translated into EnglishHave you ever read a book in which the writing was great but you didn't like the characters Gently Falls The Bakula was one such book for me The style of writing was simple and neat a perfect portrayal of Indian speech But the characters meh But maybe it is a sign of the author's excellence that I feel so strongly about the charactersShrikant and Shrimati are both star pupils of their school and next door neighbors whose properties are divided by a Bakula tree Their families are locked in a feud for the past few generationsShrikant and Shrimati offer each other stiff competition in school One day on a train journey after they have passed out from school they slowly start to get acuainted with each other They fall in love and the relationship stands the test of time and distance They eventually get married and move to BombayIt is in the city that the marriage starts going downhill Shrimati plays the 'perfect wife' in lieu of pursuing her passion and Shrikant rapidly and steadily climbs the corporate ladder without realising that his family life is taking a hit Will the couple find a way to mend their relationship or will they go on as they are with Shrikant using his wife like a secretary and Shrimati finding herself unsatisfied and unstimulated in her role as the 'corporate leader's wife' Or will they go their own waysI could completely relate to the book being an Indian myself The ideologies the family rivalry the typical mother in law and sister in law vs daughter in law enmity the misconceptions about educational ualifications and the practices surrounding marriage and match making are all very familiar Though Indian society is changing antiuated thoughts still exist in the older generationI'm not very fond of the characters Shrikant I had a very low opinion of right from the start while Shrimati I grew increasingly frustrated with as the story progressedShrikant is a self serving wife ignoring my job is my life attitude holding male chauvinist Think that's harsh Well the guy is an idiot Right from the start even at school he does not consider Shrimati a worthy opponent is shocked when she one ups him at the board exams I laughed gleefully D Go Girls He allows himself to start a relationship with her only after he concludes that they are no longer rivals since they are in different fields 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 But I have to admit that he did encourage Shrimati to pursue her MastersShrimati is a sensitive intelligent uiet girl with a passion for History At the end of the book the couple is well advanced in their years but Shrimati remained a girl in my mind Shrimati loves her 'Shri' with all her heart She wears Bakula flowers in her hair and sends him a few in their periodic letters Shrimati has very simple wants She just wants to have the love and attention of her husband be accepted by her in laws and have a symbol of their love in a child Unfortunately the couple is unable to have a child due to a rare disorder This loss greatly affects Shrimati You would think that she would divert her attention to other things right But no It made me so mad when Shrimati just watched life pass her by when she had so much untapped potential And all that she took from Shrikant before putting her foot down Unbelievable No woman is sopatient and doormat esue Then again this is India we're talking about and this book was written 30 years ago so its understandable But India's changing Alhamdulillah Symbolism plays a huge role in the story Shrikant first notices Shrimati because of the Bakula flowers she puts on her hair It is in the shade of the Bakula tree that the youngsters fall in love The unassuming Bakula flower has an extraordinary property; it has a sweet fragrance but when the flower dries it has an even sweeter smell I dont know if this is what the author meant but his is my understanding of the Bakula's relevance to the chracters Shrimati like the Bakula is unassuming and uiet in her ways though she is intelligent and passionate about several things And like the Bakula it is in her later years after she 'falls' and had 'dried' that her 'fragrance' becomes sweeter and she comes alive again And the historic story of sage Bhamati that Shrimati narrates to Shrikant proves to be almost prophetic Overall I liked the book though I was peeved by the characters Recommended if you want a glimpse of yesteryear Indian society and some interesting Indian History lessons

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Gently Falls The Bakula ‘Shrikant was restless Holding a bakula flower in his palm he was wondering why he was fascinated by this tiny flower that was neither as beautiful as a rose nor had the fragrance of a jasmine or a champaka And yet it was very special to him It held an inexplicable attraction for him’ Shrimati and Shrikant are neighbours and star students of their school in the small north Karnataka town of Hubli It leaves no one in surprise when they come first. “Gently falls the Bakula” is a beautiful story of two different individuals Srikant and Shrimati Deshpande where both approach life very differently from each other Srikant is a very ambitious guy from the very beginning who falls in love with the very intelligent yet simple girl Shrimati for whom nothing is important than Srikant’s companionship and his happiness This simple story turns into a complex one when Srikant starts loving his career than Shrimati and when she starts realizing that her life is going nowhere apart from revolving around her husband and his needs Though here we sympathize with Shrimati a lot than Srikant I felt somewhere she is also responsible for his change in behaviour I felt She was too submissive than needed Submissive to some extent is fine in any relationship but if it goes beyond necessary then obviously that person is taken for granted and that’s what happened here too The open ending is uite appropriate here but still I would like to assume that at one point of time they again met and lived with each other happilyThough the language is very simple which Sudha Murthy has used yet I think that brings a lot beauty to this story The connection with the story for me started instantly from the very first page as the background and religious practices which Sudha Murthy has explained here I know it and have seen very closely too Somehow I feel if I would have read this in Kannada the original language which this was written in I would have definitely enjoyed even My Review Journal

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Gently Falls the BakulaAnd second respectively in the final Board exams Soon Shrikant discovers he is strangely attracted to Shrimati a plain looking yet charming person who always does better than him in the exams Shrimati too falls in love with the amiable and handsome Shrikant and the two get married Shrikant joins an IT company and starts rapidly climbing the corporate ladder He works relentlessly and reaches the pinnacle of his industry while Shrimati abandons her academic aspirations and be. this was the first of Sudha Murty's that i read my friend gifted it to me I loved the story and how beautifully she dealt with it After reading the other few i feel that her women should become strongergood read the soft love story