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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A young newly wed beautiful woman is the protagonist who deals with this condition and emerges out a much stronger woman. The story moves forward as she is left to her own fate by her father, despised by her step-mother, and pushed into loneliness to the extent that she contemplates suicide. All said and done, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Being a doctor himself she has full faith in him, but all she gets in return is his aloofness. 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.

The transformation shown through the emotional roller coaster Sudha Murty – She must be my foster mom, for she teaches me so much, so easily, that I never want to lose her. How she overcome the all the obstacles and live t A poor and beautiful girl Anupama met handsome and rich man Dr.

She faces objections from her mother in law as well as from her father’s house. It is example of good literary fiction. But it is not only a page turner but also an eye opener. He lives with his mother Radhakka and spoilt sister, Hy.


Why is it that facial beauty is still considered the first and foremost condition for marriage? Also, She did not get any respect and caring from his family. The story is poignant and expressed in a very simple language by Sudha Murthy. Books by Sudha Murty. Anu regrets her implusive decision and returns home, only to leave it and go to Bombaywhere her room-mate of college days, Sumithra, stays mahaxhweta her husband, Hari Prasad.

Mahashweta by Sudha Murty

This story definitely made me a bit mature and has affected a lot in my thinking and about the perception of life and people. Murthy says she came to know about the Marathi novel only after finishing writing her Kannada novel.

There are some very well written and meaningful quotes throughout the book. The message is important and the story is one to behold. What happens next is a lesson must be learned for the conservative minds who can not look a person beyond their appearance. Jul 20, Natasha added it.

Nov 10, Cheena Chopra rated it really liked it. Dollar Bahu and then this one, extremely Indian novels and mahashwega shows how in-depth knowledge Mrs Murthy has and how good she preserves the Indian values. Mahashweta precisely tugs at the right emotional strings with such lucidity and simplicity that one can’t help cheering or grieving with the protagonist’s rise, fall and then rise again.

I love how compassionate she is towards everyone, inspite of the things she had to go through. But unfortunately some things are not in our control.

Both of them fall in love immediately.

Her good heart and quick wit earns the love of people to her. Though it is a very simplistic and a beautifully written novel, it serves as a ‘reality check’ for us. Coming to term with the climax of life, and accepting oneself form a major part of the story, along with moving on from a treacherous past. The novel nicely explains the how the leucoderma affect one’s life and also how it ruins the family. Overall it was a fantastic read and somewhat an eye opener.


Skip to content The Reader Planet …where reading is the world!!! She finds fairy tale love and gets married, only to find her dreams shattered to pieces, when she discovers that she has leukoderma. Though he belongs to a very rich family, he convinces his mother, who reluctantly agrees, and gets married to Anupama. After finding that the lady is suffering from leukoderma, he did not give a second thought on thinking to be with her as he should have Well, Mahashweta is one such of those rare, “blink and you may miss it” kind of classics.

Anand, just like the story of Cinderella and gets a life dream come true. I disliked his family. Anand leaves to England for higher studies while Anupama discovers white patches on her leg. For the Marathi novel, see Sumati Kshetramade. Sep 08, Sruthi Atluri rated it it was amazing. The name Mahashweta is taken from the female protagonist ‘Mahashweta’ in Banabhatta ‘s play Kadambari.

Anand is an equally charming, equally brilliant, but abundantly rich hero, who falls in love at first sight with our heroine.

When Anand from high-society falls in love with Anupama, they get married without any trouble.


Mahashweta — mixed emotions! Feb 16, Ashok Krishna rated it liked it. She moves to Mumbai to start her life on her own terms.