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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Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

Though it hurt, but that’s the true fact! I felt She was too submissive than needed. The climax is ordinary and comes as no surprise.

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. They are neighbours, share the same surname but their families do not get ny with each other. Leave Your Comments Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Sometimes I felt I wanted to understand Shrimati a little more, but other than that the characters are well thought out and written. Gently Falls the Bakula is the story of a marriage that loses its way as ambition and self-interest take their toll.

Gently Falls the Bakula

It will not be incorrect to say that the book is mainly about Shrimati, her life, her choice and her decisions than about Shrikant. Shrimathi is such a gem of a person which are very rare and wouldn’t be able to find in the present generation.


Be irresponsible and suffer losses. To ask other readers questions about Gently Falls the Bakulaplease sign up. Their relationship becomes the victim of aspirations and expectations culminating in Shrimati leaving him to pursue her passion for History. They hail from a small town in Karnataka,are neighbours and their families are involved in an ancient feud.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. What is more important: Sudha Murty is one of my favorite authors and I have read all her books.

Gently Falls the Bakula | Sudha Murty | Book Review

But soon the bride leaves for Bombay to stay with her husband. This is my first novel by her and I am really really glad I bought this book on an impulse the cover was pretty h Gently Falls the Bakula deserves 5 stars for plenty of reasons. But India’s changing, Alhamdulillah: 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.

Books by Sudha Murty. Their families are locked in a feud for the past few generations. The contradictions made through and between the two protagonists- Shrimati and Shriman- are beautiful yet very real.


Well before the end of the book, I had an inkling of what the conclusion might be like. Sudha Murty was born in in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. Sonali Bhagwat marked it as to-read Nov 20, The novel keeps you packed within its roots and compels to stay till the end.

Characters are really well written, and plot holds the imagination of the reader up to the last page. She did her MTech in computer science, and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation.

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Shrikant and Shrimati offer each other stiff competition in school. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

See all 3 questions about Gently Falls the Bakula…. One murtny the key feature of Sudha Murthy’s book is easy language, even the new reader can flow with the novel. Priyanka marked it as to-read Apr 08, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Like in a whirlpool, it is difficult to come out of it. 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.