Gently Falls the Bakula review ✓ 9

review Gently Falls the Bakula

Gently Falls the Bakula review ✓ 9 É 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 And 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 one of the best books I have read the characters are very realistic problems which we could easily relate too and so the accurate happenings within an Indian familyThe character Shrimati was so very impressive and highlights the sad fact in our society that WOMAN DON'T HAVE THE SAME FREEDOM MEN HAVE The author has dedicated this book To all those women who allowed family commitments and responsibilities to overpower their own aspirations Well this book surely does justice to the author's dedication

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Comes 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

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Gently Falls the BakulaGently 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. A story told in a simple style It uestions the choices women make and are they happy with those choices Are they happy with the sacrifices they make for their partner to succeed and I feel this happens in every culture For any one person to be insanely successful somebody close to that person pays the priceShrimati and Shrikant two intelligent competitive classmates They hail from a small town in Karnatakaare neighbours and their families are involved in an ancient feud Shrimati is very intelligent and could ace anything she put her mind tobut she loved history and studied for the love of the subject Shrikant wanted to be an acheiver Both follow their dreams and fall in love and get married But with success comes a high price The couple slowly start drifting apart Shrikant meteoric rise to the top makes him ambivalent towards his wife He wants to acheive and and treats Shrimati like his secretary who is there to do everything to run his life smoothly Being childless too makes Shrimati lonelier adoption is not an option as Shrikant does not support the notionShrimati who put her career on hold and even gave up her chance to a full scholarship for a Phd program in the US now is second guessing her choices