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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There were emotions, simplicity, self-made characters and most important thing hidden messages. Loved this one, touched me deeply. Started reading this book wondering whats the meaning of “Mahashweta ” She meets curses and rumours about her ownself everyday.

Seldom do you come across a piece of fiction which leaves you in tears; still leaving a feeling of admiration and awe for the virtuosity and strength of character displayed by the protagonists. There are very few books which make you cry or compel you to think about mhashweta stand on certain social issues and taboos – this book in one of them. This book is a nice read, but nothing much can be taken from this.

It is a dead end in the end for him, but not yet.

But nothing about the book feels original. Sudha Murty – She must be my foster mom, for she teaches me so much, so easily, that I never want to lose her.

We don’t see Anu as an independent thinking woman. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A good read in my opinion. 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. Its a story which leaves you thinking long, long after you turn the last page, and the author’s post script just makes up for all the tears you may have shed while murhy off the last words of the narration.


Mwhashweta Seldom do you come across a piece of fiction mahashweat leaves you in tears; still leaving a feeling of admiration and awe for the virtuosity and strength of character displayed by the protagonists. He is the son of a Sanskrit teacher so his love for the language increases his familiarity with Anu.

Her family was not financially strong but her beauty and her prominent character directed her to world of art, she started doing theatre where she met her hero, Dr.

He then leaves for higher studies abroad leaving Anupama behind with his mother and sister. Mahashweta is an inspiring story of courage and resilience in a world marred by illusions and betrayals. A book that compels you to question our outlook towards people.

Sep 08, Sruthi Atluri rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

In the first half of the novel, Anupama is gentle, loving and a caring woman and sudhx a heart break, she becomes fierce, more mahasweta oriented, more powerful girl. It brings out the fact that when a woman mahasheeta strong, confident and financially independent, nothing can come in her way.

Sudha Murty impeccably manages to question yourself and the way of life. But above all, the book highlights the stigmas that exist in our society to this day.

Mahashweta by Sudha Murthy – The Reader Planet

After quite an effort, he gets her contact address and meets her. Anand’s family is a complete disaster. Though it is a very simplistic and a beautifully written novel, it serves as mahashwtea ‘reality check’ for us.


A episode’d mega-serial kind of story. I thought of her as someone who was making hay as the sun shined — hogging limelight more for her being the spouse of Narayanamurty, the legendary founder of Infosys, than for her own literary prowess.


To ask other readers questions about Mahashwetaplease sign up. What should be a lack of pigmentation in her skin, turns into a curse for her. 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.

He falls in love with her and proposes marriage. Overall it was a fantastic read and somewhat an eye opener. The tree does not keep anything for itself.

Anand comes back to India, realises his mistakes, apologises to her and requests her to come back to him.

So I decided to pick this one as my next read and I am very glad that I did. Simply and powerfully narrated. Then comes the turning point of her life.

The social stigma of a married woman living with her parents, her steother’s continual barbs and the ostracism that accompanies her skin condition force her to contemplate suicide. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: