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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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