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  • Grandma's Bag of Storiesby Sudha Murty

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 11.88

    Who can resist a good story, especially when it?s being told by Grandma? From her bag emerges tales of kings and cheats, monkeys and mice, bears and gods. Here comes the bear who ate some really bad dessert and got very angry; a lazy man who would not put out a fire till it reached his beard; a princess who got turned into an onion; a queen who discovered... more...

  • How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and other Storiesby Sudha Murty

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 11.88

    These are just some of the questions you will find answered in this delightful collection of stories recounting real-life incidents from the life of Sudha Murty-teacher, social worker and bestselling writer. There is the engaging story about one of her students who frequently played truant from school. The account of how her mother?s advice tosave... more...

  • Developmental State and the Dalit Question in Madhya Pradesh: Congress Responseby Sudha Pai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Dalit assertion has been a central feature of the states in the Hindi heartland since the mid-1980s, leading to the rise of political consciousness and identity-based lower-caste parties. The present study focuses on the different political response of the Congress party to identity assertion in Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of Digvijay Singh.... more...

  • House of Cardsby Sudha Murty

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.88

    House of Cards is the story of Mridula, a bright young woman with enormous enthusiasm for life who hails from a Karnataka village. A chance meeting with Sanjay, a talented but impoverished doctor, leads to love?and the couple marry and settle in Bangalore.The more Mridula sees of the world, the more she realizes how selfish and materialistic people... more...

  • Dollar Bahuby Sudha Murty

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 13.58

    A story of how money corrupts the way people look at one another and how it can almost tear a family apart Vinuta marries Girish, a bank clerk, and starts living with his family in Bangalore. She adjusts to her new family well, looking after her husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law Gouramma, not taking to heart her mother-in-law's constant picking.... more...

  • Gently Falls the Bakulaby Sudha Murty

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 13.58

    What is more important: a successful career or a happy marriage?In the small town of Hubli, Shrikant discovers that he is attracted to his plain-looking but charming neighbour Shrimati, who always does better than him in the school exams. Shrimati too falls in love with the amiable and handsome Shrikant and the two get married. Shrikant joins an IT... more...

  • Mahashwetaby Sudha Murty

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 13.58

    Anupama looked into the mirror and shivered with shock. A small white patch had now appeared on her arm.' Anupama's fairytale marriage to Anand falls apart when she discovers a white patch on her foot and learns that she has leukoderma. Abandoned by her uncaring in-laws and insensitive husband, she is forced to return to her father's home in the village.... more...

  • The Old Man And His Godby Sudha Murty

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 13.58

    As she goes about her work with the villagers, slum dwellers and the common men and women of India, Sudha Murty?writer, social worker and teacher?listens to them and records what they have to say. Their accounts of the struggles and hardships which they have at times overcome, and at other times been overwhelmed by, are put together in this book.There... more...

  • The Callby Sudha Murty

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 1.50

    When Bharat takes over his father?s shop, he doesn't know that the factory sends over the 'defect' goods to a charity, as a gift. The system has been in place for years, but yet when he sees his goods leaving without his permission, he demands that Sudha Murty come to him in person and make a request anew. Sudha knows that he is acting out, a child... more...

  • The Mother I Never Knewby Sudha Murty

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 16.98

    What secrets lurk in a family?s past?and how important are they in the here and now?Sudha Murty?s new book comprises two novellas that explore two quests by two different men?both for mothers they never knew they had.Venkatesh, a bank manager, stumbles upon his lookalike one fine day. When he probes further, he discovers his father?s hidden past, which... more...