A dedicated teacher, fabulous author, and a humanitarian for life: Sudha Murthy. She is one of the chairpersons of Infosys Foundation. She was awarded as the fourth highest civilian award for her social work by the Government of India, that is, Padma Shri, in the year 2006.
Murthy has made her mark by her contribution to Kannada and English literature. Besides, she has actively participated in discussions on women-related issues. She has written some amazing books which have impacted the lives of many. Below is the list of the best must read books of Sudha Murthy.
Here, There and Everyone
Not many people know that this philanthropist, computer science engineer, and dedicated teacher has this unique art of storytelling. She has won various literary awards like the RK Narayan award for literature, Padma Shri et Cetera. This book is as multifaceted as its author. This book was written to Mark the author’s 200th title across different genres and languages. It is a collection of various stories, most of them being the author’s favorite. If you are a fan of her writing, then this book is something you should never miss.
Wise and otherwise: A salute to life
Human nature is an idiosyncratic and complicated thing to understand. We all know that each one of us is different in our own way. To understand someone’s human nature, we need a lot of time and patience. Sometimes we just judge a book by its cover, forgetting the fact that appearances are deceptive, and when we start exploring that in-depth, at times, it comes out to be completely opposite of what we expected. This book is all about understanding human nature. It is a collection of 51 stories that the author has written after traveling to a lot of places. It talks about how people form their opinions just in the first meeting. These stories are weaved by the author and are inspired by her personal experiences.
The Mother I Never Knew
This is another inspiration for a book from Murthy’s treasure trove. The story is full of suspense, where two men are set on a journey to find their respective mothers they never knew. They were quite content in their lives before they came across a shocking truth. From that point onwards, the complexity of their emotion enfolds. This is a beautiful book and a captivating and straightforward read.
Three Thousand Stitches
Sometimes the simplest of things can touch your heart. Such are the books of Ms. Murthy. It focuses on ‘Devadasi Pratha.’ It is a collection of eleven stories. All of these stories are inspired by her real-life experiences and encounters with various people. The best thing about the author is her philanthropist nature and how she has done remarkable social work for various underprivileged sections of society. This book talks about all of these things.
House of Cards
A story of a woman who had an enormous zeal for living. She was so carefree and enthusiastic. Soon she finds her perfect connection and falls in love. In no time, the couple marries and starts their new phase of life. But, soon, she realized the ill deeds of her husband and left with no choice but to leave him. Now, she is on her own, finding a way through the challenges. This is a masterpiece well-written novel that will make you think about how materialistic society is. Wait no more to grab your copy.
Gently falls: The Bakula
A realistic-fiction read published in 2008. The book throws light on the changing dynamics and the conflicting situation of modern lifestyle and works ethics. It is an immensely light and heart-touching story of a couple that goes through a lot as their marriage loses charm over time. It was then that the wife started facing an identity crisis. And the book presents how dark actually corporate life is. You will definitely find this book relatable, so don’t think much and grab a copy for yourself.
Something happened on the way to Heaven
A meaningful book covers almost every issue faced by society as a whole. The stories are beautiful and have the ability to re-establish your faith in humanity. It is a collection of captivating stories that will amuse the reader. This book throws light on all the phases that a human goes through in his life. It is a must-read book.
Sudha Murthy is one of the best writers of all time. Being a prolific writer, most of her stories revolve around fictional narratives that are extremely relatable. Do try her books, and I am sure you love them. They are remarkably fascinating. I hope you liked our recommendations.