As it was a Sunday yesterday, my Mom was a bit worried and she asked me,” Your blog didn’t come up this weekend?”
I felt good about how concerned she was about my blog. I grinned and said, “It’s true that I blog every weekend. This time I thought of challenging myself and so I’m doing a blog marathon.”
She was confused as she didn’t understand what did a blog marathon mean. I said, “I’ll be writing one blog every day for a week.”
Once the concept of the marathon sank in she got back to her household chores. And I did a small dance step expressing my excitement.
So, now you know why the title says Blog Marathon 1. Without any further ado let’s get started with today’s blog.
When I posted this below picture I got many messages asking me to recommend the must-read books by Sudha Murty. To be honest, I was taken aback when they said they hadn’t read any of her works yet.
If you haven’t read Sudha Murty, you’ve committed a crime, I’d say. I might seem to exaggerate on this point but for me, she’s an epitome of a true human being.
Sudha Murty did her mechanical engineering in the era where girls were deprived of education. She was the only girl in the entire college.
Sudha Murty is an engineering teacher, author in Kannada, Marathi, and English and the best philanthropist I’ve ever known. I say this because I’ve read all her non-fiction books that depict her humanitarian work and portray her simplicity and devotion towards society.
The first book I picked up was of Sudha Murty and then I read all of them that were available at the library (which I visited in my late school days).
I would recommend and urge you to read at least one book from the below list. I’m pretty sure you’ll come back with a smile – a smile of integrity, wholeness, and that of humanity.
So, here are the must-read books by Sudha Murty :
Mahashweta is a novel that’ll leave you tears. It is a story of a married woman who’s hit by leukoderma.
You’ll be dumbstruck to know the social stigma associated with this disease. Mahashweta is an inspiring story of resilience and courage in a world marred by betrayals.
2. The Old Man & His God
This is non-fiction where Sudha Murty shares stories about her work with the villagers, the common men and women, and slum dwellers.
She listens to them and empathizes with them. She recorded their stories and has written down every single word with great affection and love.
She feels their struggles and hardships which they’ve at times overcome, and at other times left vulnerable.
3.Wise & Otherwise
I know one of my friends who had read this book in one sitting. You can understand how moved was he by her work and experiences. I’ve also loved this book more than any of her non-fiction ones.
Again one of the must must-read books by Sudha Murty. Click here to grab it and then own it.
4.Three Thousand Stitches – Definitely a must-read book of Sudha Murty
This is again non-fiction and the only book I possess as it was published a couple of years ago. Back then, I could only access the library. You’ll be awestruck and amused to know why this book is named Three Thousand Stitches. Of course, I’m not going to tell you. You have to find it yourself. It’s an earnest story that’ll be remembered forever.
I possess this, will you also want to own it? Click here.
5.Gently Falls The Bakula
Sudha Murty is a good novelist also. Her novels are based on the societal obligations and sufferings that one has to go undergo, come what may. At the same time, her stories inspire us to emerge powerful and courageous. Gently falls the Bakula is one such poignant story that’ll leave you inspired.
Now you that Sudha Murty writes straight from her heart. Dollar Bahu as the name suggests holds money over relationships. Once you start reading through this book it’s difficult to put it down. The story revolves around the ‘Big American Dream’ and its impact on Indian families. It could be a story of any Indian middle-class family and so it seems quite relatable.
7. Here, There And Everywhere
This one is the latest book I read only a few days back. You see, I just cannot stop reading Sudha Murty’s books.
It’s a compilation of her best real-life stories along with some new stories. I truly loved it despite most of them were repetitive stories for me.
But if you want an overview of her life and work this one is a go-to book for you.
I hope you’ve decided which one to pick from the above must-read books by Sudha Murty. If not, then it’ll be like a battle lost.
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See you tomorrow 🙂