A collection of famous Sudha Murty books
2. Three Thousand Stitches
3. The Mother I Never Knew
4. The Man from the Egg
5. Here, There and Everywhere: Best-Loved Stories of Sudha Murty
6. The Magic of the Lost Temple
7. How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories
8. Wise and otherwise: A salute to Life
9. The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk
10. The Serpent's Revenge: Unusual Tales from the Mahabharata
11. Gently Falls The Bakula
12. House of Cards
13. How The Sea Became Salty
14. How The Onion got its layers
15. Grandparents Bag of Stories
16. Dollar Bahu
17. The Gopi Diaries: Coming Home
18. The Gopi Diaries: Finding Love
19. Something Happened on the Way to Heaven: 20 Inspiring Real-Life Stories
Something Happened on the way to Heaven is a collection of twenty memorable true life stories handpicked by Sudha Murty from a contest run by the Penguin publishing house. Although the stories are merely edited by Sudha Murty, still they carry the same range of themes that she is expert in weaving stories around – all are real life inspirational incidents. They capture the hope, faith, kindness and joy in the life of an average person while going through the daily grind. These stories are from various time periods, ranging from partition days to present days. All the stories are thought provoking and inspirational. There is a story titled Acceptance, where a lady shows the courage to break the society taboo and employ a eunuch as her domestic help. Then there’s a story of a plastic surgeon who refuses to do corrective surgeries just for the sake of money. Some will make you cry and almost all will restore your faith in humanity and inspire you to be a better person. In simple words, we can say that this book is a collection of some great short stories that evoke hope and humility in us and reassure our positive outlook towards life. An easy breezy read, recommended for all.
20. The Daughter from a Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales about Women in Mythology
The Daughter from a Wishing Tree is the fourth book in Sudha Murty’s mythology series. This time the focus is on women from Indian mythology. In this book Sudha Murty attempted to bring out the life stories i empowering short stories. Stories about our Goddesses are never highlighted much as compared to that of the Gods barring few exceptions. The author retells these magical stories and takes us back in time, leaving us in awe of these extraordinary women and their forgotten sacrifices.
These stories are about Goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati and different forms of Parvati and many other fierce women from that era. The stories tell us about the various incarnations of goddesses, the origin of the Gods we worship today, the origin of the Indian rivers, how some gods and goddesses got their names, the origin of Yadavas and Kurus and many more. The title story is about the daughter of Shiva and Parvati, the Daughter from the Wishing Tree. The book will take you on a journey of some untouched aspects of Indian mythology, especially about women. The essence of the book can be summed up in this one quote from the book itself – “Behind every great work of a man, there always exists the unconditional love from a woman who deserves more recognition than the man himself”.
Sudha Murty’s style of storytelling is mesmerizing, which gives this book an extra edge. The engaging illustrations and the amazing cover page are a bonus to the readers. A perfect mythological collection for readers of all ages.