Sudha Murthy is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a partner at Catmaran ventures. She is the better half of Infosys founder Narayan Murthy. More importantly she is a very successful author having written about half a dozen books.
"Gently falls the Bakula" is the story of a girl who sacrifices her education and aspirations for her husband whom she loves very dearly. She makes tremendous sacrifices to alleviate the obstacles in his career only to get growing loneliness with his success. Throughout, she is optimistic that her husband will notice her and her in-laws will give her due but finally moves on to pursue history, her first love.
The narration is brisk and does not tend to be objective. Though written about 30 years ago (in Kannada), it feels like an oft-heard story now.