Reaction Paper About Sudha Murty

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Why this book? I had read this short story by Sudha Murthy “how I taught my grandmother to read” in my school and was appalled by the simplicity and the subtleness of the book. How simple things captures your mind. The way that she had written that book lured me into reading another one of her ‘Simple Masterpiece’. The Indian-ness of the book also attracted me as it became more relatable and relevant. Note on the author “Life is an exam where the syllabus is unknown and question papers are not set. Nor are there model answer papers.” – Sudha Murthy Sudha Murthy is a noted social worker and writer in Kannada and English. She is the wife of the noted computer genius Narayan Murthy, the founder of Infosys.’ She is known for her simplistic…show more content…
Murthy’s style of story telling impresses me how a book written nearly 3 decades ago is still appropriate. This book is a homage to all the wives of India. How they sacrifice their dreams for their loved ones and are the least credited for it. I would recommend this book to every female especially in India who have sacrificed their dreams and aspirations. This book starts of as a clichéd love story between two wonderful individuals who are bound to go places. They are both academic scholars and the brightest of their friends. They initially compete with each other, fall for one another, are opposed by their families and they fight all odds and get married. And eventually Problems start to arise. Shrikant’s career becomes his priority and his wife suffers. This book portrays the plight of almost every Indian wife. The female protagonist Shrimati sacrifices her promising career for the sake of her love and family. Her husband Shrikant, an engineer climbs up the corporate ladder and attains immense success due to his sheer talent and hard work, but starts neglecting his wife. The spark between them starts to fade away and Shrikant’s work becomes his love. This holds true even in today’s generation. How people prioritize their work and neglect their loved
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