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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Later she moves to Mumbai with the help of her friend and works as a lecturer. Then come the typical step-mother and the equally typically incapable father of Anupama.

I, initially, felt sorry for Anupama but as the story progresses I was very happy for her. I was Awe-struck by the character of the protagonist and though the book looks simple in its language and story, the values it indented, Phew!! During his stay, Satya changes his opinion of her from that of an unfortunate woman to that of a person looked beyond her imperfection. I got a hint about this book from Sudha Murty’s own book ‘Wise and Otherwise’ as a part of one of her stories. She finds out that she has been affected by Leukoderma or Vitiligo.

Sagara Teeram: Book Summary – Mahashweta by Sudha Murty

Really touching end to the novel. The heroine is her own hero in the book. To ask other readers questions about Mahashwetaplease sign up. Dolly gets married, and moves over to Australialeaving Anu with the responsibility of looking after her home, and without the need for paying rent.


The character development that takes place within these pages is amazing.

Mahashweta by Sudha Murty

The name Mahashweta is taken from the female protagonist ‘Mahashweta’ in Banabhatta ‘s play Kadambari. Views Read Edit View history. View all 3 comments. Then story revolved around her struggle how she enabled herself to cope up all this obstacles. All alone with no one to take care of her she seeks emotional support and mahahweta words from Anand.

I loved the book and fell in love with writings of Sudha Murthy. Newer Post Older Post Home. Her husband abandons her because of her marred beauty. Was she able to rebuild her life?

The book is just five pages away from the close, and the reader expects or hopes! We don’t see Anu as an independent thinking woman. Both of them fall in love immediately.

When she meets with an accident in Bombay, Dr. The way she has managed to capture the shallow mindset of Indian villagers is new to me. This a Must Read Book for Everyone. The word Mahashweta stands for a lot of things in the book. From now on, Anupama is taunted and insulted in various ways, and becomes an unspeakable and untouchable person. I thought of her as someone who was making hay as the sun shined — hogging limelight more for her being the spouse of Narayanamurty, the legendary founder of Infosys, than for her own literary prowess.

Thank you, Sudha Murty! What should be a lack of pigmentation in her skin, turns into a curse for her.


In the first half of the novel, Anupama is gentle, loving and a caring woman and after a heart break, she becomes fierce, more career oriented, more powerful gir There are a lot of stories that revolve around the diseases like cancer, color blindness and so much more but I feel that this book is contrary. We love the books because they take us closer to the mundane reality of the world.

Once, her world revolved around Anand. That is another reason, why this book might appeal more, only to Indian readers. 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. Though it is a very simplistic and a beautifully written novel, it serves as a kahashweta check’ for us.

One fine day Anupama saw an unfortunate white spot on his skin on Simplicity has always been a speciality of Sudha Murthy’s writings. The tale is written in a simple, flowing, interesting manner. There were emotions, simplicity, self-made characters and most important thing hidden messages.

This novel, being the first read for me from Sudha Murthy’s writings, I had lot of expectations. May 01, Umang rated it really liked it.