Gently falls the Bakula by Sudha Murthy

BakulaSudha Murty is one of my favorite authors and I have read all her books. While reading her books, there is such a lot to learn and her books actually have a positive impact.

“Gently falls the Bakula” is the story of Shrikant and Shrimati and the Bakula Flower. It begins when both Shrikant and Shrimati are students of Model High School, Hubli and revolves around their competitiveness in both curricular and extra curricular activities in school. She usually tops the competitions. They are neighbours, share the same surname but their families do not get along with each other. The only common thing between them is the Bakula tree which stands in the space between the two houses.
They gradually fall in love and after Class XII, Shrikant goes to IIT to become an engineer and Shrimati does her MA in history and they decide to get married. Shrikant’s mother and sister do not accept Shrimati. They go to Bombay where Shrikant proves himself in the software industry and becomes the MD. Shrimati supports him through it.
She realizes that her life is empty and decides to follow her dreams.

Book Source: Bought
Publisher: Penguin

5 thoughts on “Gently falls the Bakula by Sudha Murthy

  1. I’ve only read Sudha Murthy’s short stories, mostly anecdotes/incidents from her life. I like her writing style – simple and lucid. But sometimes, I feel that she tends to be preachy.
    I’m yet to read any of her fiction.

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