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Sudha Murty


Books by Sudha Murty
Wise and Otherwise by Sudha MurtyWise and Otherwise by Sudha Murty
A man dumps his seventy-year-old father in an old-age home declaring him to be a homelss stranger; a tribal chief in the Sahyadri hills teaches the author that there is humility in receiving too; and a Read More...
Pages: 190

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How I Taught My Grandmother To Read And Other Stories by Sudha MurtyHow I Taught My Grandmother To Read And Other Stories by Sudha Murty
These are collection of stories recounting real life incidents from the life of Sudha Murty, teacher, social workers and best selling writer. There is the engaging story about one of her students who frequently Read More...
Pages: 144

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Gently Falls the Bakula by Sudha Murty
This book talks about a husband wife relationship and how the single minded ambition of one partner can spoil a beautifully nurtured relationship. It?s the story of Shrikant & Shrimati Deshpande. Classmates, Read More...
Pages: 169

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First Family
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First Family
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The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
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The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
by Robert Kanigel
In 1913, a young, unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G.H.Hardy,begging the pre-eminent English Mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers.Realizing the letter was the work of a genius,Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England.Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled....

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The Blue Bedspread
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The Blue Bedspread
by Raj Kamal Jha
A midnight phone call awakens a man to inform him that his sister has died in childbirth. He is told he must keep the orphaned baby girl overnight, until her new, adopting parents can collect her. Over the course of that hot night in Calcutta, the man hurriedly writes stories to the baby sleeping on a blue bedspread in the next room: stories of the family she was born into, stories of the mother she will never know. Painting half-remembered scenes, he flits between past and present, recounting tales of the shared childhood of a boy and his sister who muffled their fears in the blueness of that very same bedspread. As the hours pass, the man gradually divulges a layered and transfixing confession of the darkest of family secrets.

Described by John Fowles as "remarkable, almost a coming-of-age of the Indian novel," this powerful, penetrating debut by a young New Delhi journalist has already been recognized as an international literary event. In prose that is breathtaking and precise, Raj Kamal Jha discovers the hidden violence and twisted eroticism of an exotic, overcrowded old city. Unlike the India captured in the exotic prose of Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy, Jha writes in a spare, straightforward style that has prompted comparisons to American realists like Raymond Carver and Don DeLillo. The Blue Bedspread is a searingly honest story about the love and hope that can survive in the midst of family violence. It is a first novel of extraordinary power and humanity.