The novel has its links with the character of Mahashweta in Banabhatta’s classic work, ‘Kadambari’. While Banabhatta made it a happy ending. Mahashweta by Sudha Murthy.. Sudha Murthy, Novels, Reading, Book Title, The Mother I Never Knew – Sudha Murty Sudha Murthy, Book Title, New Books. Mahashweta, by Sudha Murthy, is one such book. It is a simple story of a simple girl with simple aspirations, who wants to lead a simple life. Her name is.

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But above all, the book highlights the stigmas that exist in our society to this day. But I have come to believe with sudga, there ARE people in this world who look much beyond those acne marks! Simply and powerfully narrated. A small white patch had now appeared on her arm. She is very beautiful, intelligent and talented.

May 02, Hariharan Venkatramanan rated it it was amazing. Also the claim that there is a similar novel with the same name, written by Marathi author Sumati Kshetramade, leaves a not-so-pleasant taste in the mouth. Society, in-laws, family and husband – nobody gives her a chance. She likens herself to a tree, which does not keep its fruits to itself, and, at the same time, finds fulfilment in this act of selflessness.

After marriage Anand went to England for higher studies. The message is important and the story is one to behold. Anand is a rich doctor.

What happens next is a lesson must be learned for the conservative minds who can not look a person beyond their appearance. After quite an effort, he gets her contact address and meets her. While the Mahashweta of Kadambari wears white to get her beloved, Pundarika, back to life, the Mahashweta of this novel turns white.

One fine day Anupama saw an unfortunate white spot on his skin on her leg, eventually such spots starts showing up on her hands and other body parts. Anand, an assistant surgeon with Dr.


Anupama is the daughter of a poor schoolmaster. Let society says anything it wishes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is example of good literary fiction. But you will understand my prejudice if you look around the current literary scenario.

But nothing about the book feels original. He returns to India and sets up a practice in his sprawling mansion.


Her books have been translated int Sudha Murty was born in in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. Her family was not financially strong but her beauty and her prominent character directed her to world of art, murfy started doing theatre where she met her xudha, Dr. Determined to rebuild mhaashweta life against all odds, Anupama goes to Bombay where she finds success, respect and the promise of an enduring friendship.

If we talk about the basic story line, actually it is a thought provoking novella, in which the mrty was a girl, named Anupama. The novel nicely explains the how the leucoderma affect one’s life and also how it ruins the family. Started reading as a time pass novel. She decides not to give up her life for her husband who had left her to die, and her family who had never cared for her.

I Seldom do you come across a piece of fiction which leaves murhy in tears; still leaving a feeling of admiration and awe for the virtuosity and strength of character displayed by the protagonists. There are some books that we admire because they take us to a world that we never imagined existed.

This book deals with the sensitive topic of ‘vitiligo’ and how despite being a harmless condition of depigmentation it destroys lives and hopes and ostracises one from society and friends.

Sagara Teeram: Book Summary – Mahashweta by Sudha Murty

While the society had shunned Anu for a patch, Girija is respected! Meanwhile, she meets with an accident and meets Dr Vasanth who also loves Literature and Arts like her.


Their match was made in the heavens. Both of them fall in love immediately. The book answers these questions. Radhakka desires that her daughter-in-law do the worship of the Goddess of Wealth for Deepavali which is just two months away, before joining her husband. How she overcome the all the obstacles and live t A poor and beautiful girl Anupama met handsome and rich man Dr.

Newer Post Older Post Home. There were emotions, simplicity, self-made characters and most important thing hidden messages. Anand leaves to England for higher studies while Anupama discovers white patches on her leg. This all is shattered when she discovers that she has Leukoderma which is still treated in India as a curse.

But it was an usual story-line with no twists and turns. She moves to Mumbai to start her life on her own terms. All goes well and Vasanth proposes her to marry him.

It is a dead end in the end for him, but not yet. Then story revolved around her struggle how she enabled herself to bu up all this obstacles. I understand where she comes from, to have a blemished skin can be a curse. The girl who acted in plays which had only happy endings, has her rendezvous with tragedy, that too in real life. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Anupama is mahashwtea beautiful college student who is also rich in histrionics. Overall it was a fantastic read and somewhat an eye opener.