DOLLAR BAHU: A CRITICAL STUDY. This chapter deals with the critical analysis of Sudha Murty‟s first novel Dollar Bahu that was first published by East West. Sudha Murty’s Dollar Bahu is a rather sweet, if overly moralistic, novella that explores the age-old notion that the grass is not always greener on. My reading of Sudha Murty was intermittent. It all changed when a friend ‘flipkart’ ed a copy of her latest book, ‘The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk’.

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It is the story of a middle class family headed by Shamanna, a Sanskrit t I had gone to Sirsi in Karnataka to attend a wedding and borrowed Dollar Bahu by Sudha Murthy from the bride-to-be and could not keep it down till I finished it. I’d love to know what you think, so please leave a comment below x Enter your comment here Though she finds it initially in her marital bliss, she starts losing it due to the indifference of her mother-in-law Gouramma.

Is it all milk and honey without any drawbacks? Retrieved from ” https: He falls in love with her.

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Sunday, September 30, Overall, Dollar Bahu is an enthralling read that wonderfully describes a very common situation of the glamour of the dollar in modern-day India. Apr 24, Susan rated it liked it. Notify me of new posts via email. She wonderfully explains us that everything is a package, and everything has a good and a dark side. With Saurabhi engaged to a man named Suresh, Gouramma had to plan a date for their wedding.

Oct 06, Ganesh Ramakrishnan rated it did not like it Shelves: The journey of a person who has escaped the grasps of severe poverty in her childhood is suddenly flooded with bundles of money when her eldest son finds a job in the U. To ask other readers questions about Dollar Bahuplease sign up. May 01, Umang rated it really bt it. Chandru is one but vy the chance of becoming a good husband slip by. Gouramma was dancing to the tune of the Dollar Bahu.


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No trivia or quizzes yet. Fiction — paperback; Penguin; pages; The other beautiful thing is that, Bhu Murty talks about two different cultures India and the US in the book and she gives both the respect they deserve. Sudha Murthy, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation once mentioned in an interview that she is a movie buff. In BangaloreVinu works in the same school as Shamanna, and bumps into Girish one day.

I had gone to Sirsi in Karnataka to attend a wedding and borrowed Dollar Bahu by Sudha Murthy from the bride-to-be and could not keep it down till I finished it. The story progresses just like a daily soap where Vinutha is constantly compared with her new sister-in-law.

Paperbackpages. A lot of this book revolves around aspects of Indian culture, such as arranged marriages.

Jun 22, Anupa Chatterji rated it liked it. I ordered all her available books and read them, but will summarize only three novels. Chronicle her experiences at work, her memories of growing up in small town and experiences with her grandparents and older relatives, led to the birth of Author within her.

The Rupee Bahu Vinutha cannot measure upto the dollar bahu Jamuna as her monetary value is more. Besides, as the title refers, the series was shot in both India as well as in the United States. Written by Sudha Murthy wife of Narayan Murthy of Infosysthe story has a common thread that most Indians will identify with. Programs currently broadcast by Zee TV. Jan 26, Shantanu marked it as abandoned.

Shamanna, a teacher, and Gouramma, a home maker, are a middle class and middle aged couple. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Murty, who, being associated with one of the big IT firms in India, must have closely observed numerous instances of the power of the dollar and how it attracts and affects people. Rather I should say I was compelled to complete each of these books on the very day picked them.


After all, different people give different weights to priorities in life Candid and unembellished. I am sure if you will read one book of Sudha Murthy you will definitely going to read other books as well. But she also begins to understand that mere dollars cannot buy the love and respect that she gets as her due back in India Somewhere down the years, the USA has become an ambition.

Return to Book Page. Then Gouramma decides to visit her US-based son and daughter-in-law. This books simply represent that ‘Money always speaks’.

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It is there that she comes to see how Indian values and society are so casually abandoned, and Gouramma truly begins to realize how caring and respectful her family in India is.

Grown-up Indians would know what I mean when I say that this slim story book is written in “Chandamama language”. But is it really like that? Gouramma rushes home to India, with the warm feeling of Vinutha waiting for her as a good bahu, but the tide has turned and Gouramma has to change herself to woo her bahu back.

Later Gauramma gets a chance to visit her son Chandru and her Dollar Bahu.

Very interesting insights into American and Indian culture, but it reads a little like a fable with a moral at the end. The characters come to life in front of our eyes.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Murthy explains that the novel is based on her observations of Indians in America and Indians in India, and the mother-in-law played by Himani Shivpuri is the protagonist of her novel.

I was looking forward to this book but my enthusiasm dampened just 30 pages into the story. She starts wilting and losing her health and mind.