How I Taught My Grandmother To Read And Other Stories
    How I Taught My Grandmother To Read And Other Stories (English, Paperback, Sudha Murthy)

    How I Taught My Grandmother To Read And Other Stories  (English, Paperback, Sudha Murthy)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: PENGUIN INDIA
    • ISBN: 9780143335986, 0143335987
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 2004
    • Pages: 144
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    This collection of short stories is an inspiring assortment of life’s wisdom by the fiction writer Sudha Murthy. Though fictional, most of the stories have anecdotes from the author’s personal life, especially her childhood.

    Summary Of The Book

    A young child receives an unusual request, which is to teach her grandmother how to read. Baffling at first, the experience of living and coming through this strange request changed the child’s mind forever. This and various such profound experiences form the basis of How I Taught My Grandmother To Read And Other Stories.

    What would you do if you knew you received more marks on your paper than you deserved? Would you take a strong stand against an even stronger authority if you feel discriminated? The book tackles such issues that mostly go unnoticed in today’s world. It urges the reader to reconnect with his moral fiber through its stories on honesty, friendship, and patriotism. It dispenses valuable advice that can come only through a mother’s fiercely loving heart. Sincerely narrated, these tales enliven an entire life’s defining moments.

    One of the simple pleasures of the author’s grandmother was listening to her granddaughter narrate the story of Kashi Yatre, a lady who sacrificed her life’s savings to help out the needy, appearing in the weekly magazine Karmaveera. After the author comes back from a week-long vacation, she finds her grandmother in tears because she couldn’t read her favourite stories and is saddened that she didn’t go to school. She then asks her granddaughter to teach her how to read. Her grandma’s strange request becomes the title of the book and the first short story in this anthology.

    Some of the other titles present in this collection include Abdul Kalam, The Red Rice Granary, Heart of Gold, The Rainy Day, Doing What You Like is Freedom, The Secret, and The Story of Two Doctors.

    Sudha Murthy’s How I Taught My Grandmother To Read And Other Stories has been translated into 15 languages. The first title in the anthology, How I Taught My Grandmother to Read has been included in the CBSE Class 9 English syllabus.

    About Sudha Murthy

    Sudha Murthy, born August 19, 1950, is the Infosys Foundation’s chairperson. She has a long career as a social worker and an equally commendable one as an author.

    Sudha Murthy has also authored The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk, Gently Falls the Bakula, Wise and Otherwise, and Old Man and His God.

    She has been awarded the Raja-Lakshmi Award, and the Padma Shri award for her contribution in the spheres of social work, charity and philanthropy. She is married to N. R. Narayana Murthy, the co-founder of Infosys.

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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • PUFFIN
    • Publication Year
      • 2004
    • Author
      • Sudha Murthy
    Additional Features
    • Age Group
      • 6-8 years
    • Weight
      • 118 g
    145 Ratings
    31 Reviews
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    Suffused with Indianness

    One may safely conclude that this rich harvest of stories, How I Taught My Grandmother and Other Stories is marked by fidelity to truth and beauty. Like a proverbial Indian sage, she overpowers the readers with her convincing view of life. All the stories are morally elevating and told with catholicity of stance towards life. The picture of grandmother, the pathetic story her teacher, her husband, Nayana Murthy's initial trials and financial stringency to come up in life, her variegated ex...

    vupputuri pala prasada rao

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    8 Sep, 2011

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    Actually,I read the story 'How I Taught My grandmother' in my English Textbook of Class10.
    Then I thought to buy this book,thinking that this book might have the full story 'How I Taught My grandmother'.But then I noticed It said 'and other stories'.
    Still I bought This book and started to read the book,every day I tread One story and every story taught me a lesson which I implemented in my daily life.
    After completing the book,I again wanted to revise all the lessons taught in the story-as I...

    Rohit Shekhawat

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    15 Feb, 2015

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    Amazing book!!!

    Flipping through Flipkart pages I found the name of the book to be very intriguing. I happened to mention this to my eleven year old daughter, who is an ardent reader, and she casually told me that she has read it at the school library and its nice. So that's how I decided to buy it. And I can't even begin to mention as to how glad I'm that I bought it. Each chapter is an experience shared, so beautifully and so effortlessly. I kept a pencil with me and have been underlining interesting sayin...

    Divya Goyal

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    9 Aug, 2012

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    you can treasure this book

    very nice way of story telling...i simply loved each and every story. if you have any younger ones at house, they'll b delighted to listen these ...they're rich in moral values too...
    this book is like a treasure for generations to come...


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    9 Jan, 2012

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    Hats off to u Mrs Sudha Murty.........Love u so much....... How simple the narration is, but it worth a lot...............My baby is just one year old, and what all things I planned to tell her appeared in the form of a book................!!! My mind was extremely like that of yours..........even from my childhood days....My grandmother was so sweet like that of yours......She is my best friend ...after reading about the lesson regarding how u taught ur grandma to read...I cried a lot that n...

    Jyothy S

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    26 Sep, 2011

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    Perfect product!

    Loved by my parents too

    Flipkart Customer

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    13 May, 2017


    Wonderful Book !!

    Read this book last year . A book must read for everyone . Sudha Murthy is one of my favourite author .I have read some of her books although this book surprised me . Mixture of so much simplicity honesty and innocence .

    Sayan Raha .

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    20 Jan, 2015


    Fast Delivery Good Products

    As always, Fast Delivery Good Products. Just wanted some good paperbacks, that can kill my travelling time and same time it should be interested as well. The book of Sudha Murty will never disappoint you. I am happy.

    Preyash Master

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    25 Nov, 2014



    I've not got the product yet. But the name of the book looks pretty interesting. So i thought that i should order the book. Sudha muthy has wrote many books but i found this book much better than the others because i have read a chapter of this book. Anyways this megastore is awesome. Good to order books!

    Saad khan

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    11 Nov, 2014


    a must read for everyone

    i could simply relate to every story in it. we dont have to rely upon great school or colleges for better education for better life. its life itself which teaches the best.


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    10 Nov, 2014

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