A compilation of endearing short stories based on the author’s actual experiences during her travels in India, which range from inspiring to melancholic, this book is designed to change your perspective on life.
Summary Of The Book
Wise And Otherwise (Marathi) consists of fifty stories that capture and highlight the diverse multitude of human emotions, narrated in a simple yet enchanting manner. The author travelled to remote villages and towns, and interacted with people from varied backgrounds, and her interactions with them formed the base of this book.
Each story is unique in that it covers a different facet of human nature. Ranging from a poignant narration of a woman who acknowledges an altruistic contributor on her deathbed, to the stark tale of an elderly person being forced to live in an old-age home after his son deserts him, and the inspiring narrative of a beggar who strives to provide relief for earthquake victims in his own small way, this book is an eye-opener and its brevity results in a refreshing read. Most of these are mainstream incidents that occur all the time, everywhere, and are cast aside by onlookers as normal humdrum happenings. Sudha Murty transforms them into narratives that readers can learn valuable lessons from.
Wise And Otherwise (Marathi), first published in 2002, has been very successful. Over 30,000 copies have been sold in India, and it has also been translated into various Indian languages.
About Sudha Murty
Sudha Murty is an author, an engineer, the Chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, a member of the Gates Foundation, a philanthropist, a gold-medalist and a teacher. She has authored Old Man And His God, How I Taught My Grandmother To Read & Other Stories, The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk, and Gently Falls The Bakula to name a few.
Born in Karnataka, Murty is known for being the first woman to be appointed at TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO), one of India’s largest auto manufacturers. Murty received the Raja-Lakshmi Award in 2004, and R. K. Narayan's Award for Literature and the Padma Shri in 2006. She is married to Narayana Murthy, the co-founder of Infosys whom she met whilst working at TELCO. They have two children, Rohan and Akshata.
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