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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Anupama looked into the mirror and shivered with shock. A small white patch had now appeared on her arm. Abandoned by her uncaring in-laws and insensitive husband, she is forced to return to her father’s home in the village. The social stigma Anupama looked into the mirror and shivered with shock. The social stigma of a married woman living with her parents, her steother’s continual barbs and the ostracism that accompanies her skin condition force her to contemplate suicide.

Determined to rebuild muty life against all odds, Anupama sduha to Bombay where she finds success, sucha and the promise of an enduring friendship. Mahashweta is an inspiring story of courage and resilience in a world marred by illusions and betrayals. This poignant tale offers hope and solace to the victims of the prejudices that govern society even today.

Mahzshwetapages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Mahashwetaplease sign up. Lists with This Book. The story is poignant and expressed in a very simple language by Sudha Murthy. In this story she clearly explains how insensitively our society behaves towards a person who is suffering from Vitiligo, educated or not! Anand falls head over heels in love with beautiful Anupama, when he sees her for the first time and soon marries her.

All alone with no one to take care of her she seeks emotional support and soothing words murth Anand. Being a doctor himself she has full faith in him, but all she gets in return is his aloofness. Her faith is tested in every step from there on, neither she is allowed to live peacefully in her in-laws place nor in her parents.

That is when she takes her life in her own hands and decides to live independently without any inhibitions and succeeds in the end. View all 3 comments. Jun 27, Sruthi Menon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Started reading this book wondering whats the meaning of “Mahashweta ” This book portraits the inner strength of a woman who discovered herself in the best way she could when no one was there to give her a helping hand, not even her so called husband who was desperate to make her his own for the rest of his life 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 Definitely inspiring, loved every wor Started reading this book wondering whats the meaning of “Mahashweta ” Definitely inspiring, loved every word of this book.


Sudhamurthy continues her journey showcasing every bit of human’s realistic characters Aug 12, Anirudh rated it it was amazing.


Seldom do you come across a piece of fiction which leaves you in tears; still leaving a feeling of admiration and awe for the virtuosity and strength of character displayed by the protagonists. Well, Mahashweta is one such of those ny, “blink and you may miss it” kind of classics. A beautiful and touching bby about how when it rains, it really pours and all that you can do is weather out the storm.

All the characters are muryy portrayed in their natural habitat: I Seldom do you come across a piece of fiction which leaves you in tears; still murtg a feeling of admiration and awe for the virtuosity and strength of character displayed by the protagonists. Its a story which leaves you thinking long, long after you turn the last page, and the eudha post script just makes up for all the tears you may have shed while rounding off the last words of the narration.

The Author, Book and main protagonist are aptly described by just one word. She bluntly yet bravely shows them what is wrong with their mindsets and in turn makes us question our morals, our innermost trepidations; all the while making the process as simple as possible. In Mahashwetawe follow Anupama, described to be one of the most beautiful woman one has laid eyes on, fall in love, get married. Anupama is the daughter of a poor schoolmaster.

Anand is a rich doctor. Their match was made in the heavens.

But heaven rots to hell for both of them when Anupama discovers her disease. Her rich mother-in-law sends her away to save face, and so does her stepmother. Lost, Anupama heads to Bombay, where she makes a living for herself. 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 message is important and the story is one to behold.

Sudha Murty impeccably manages to question yourself and the way of life. The way she has managed to capture the shallow mindset of Indian villagers is new to me. Not many Indian writers try to write out so honestly about their culture and way of life. That is another reason, why this book might appeal more, only to Indian readers. The characters of Anupama and Anand teach us a lesson or two.

The character development that takes place within these pages is amazing. But this was an important read. Apr 26, Lokesh Joshi rated it really liked it. I am fan of Sudha Murthy. Dollar Bahu and then this one, extremely Indian novels and this shows how in-depth knowledge Mrs Murthy has and how good she preserves the Indian values.


Touching such issues needs skill, determination and dedication. A must read by every Indian. May 01, Umang rated it really liked it. The name struck me first Oct 24, Ankita Chauhan rated it it was amazing.

Non- fictional stories author had taken from his own life. There were emotions, simplicity, self-made characters and most important thing hidden messages. I loved the book and fell in love with writings of Sudha Murthy. The way author weaved the strong story line around characters was outstanding. If we talk about the basic story line, actually it is a thought provoking novella, in which the protagonist was a girl, named Anupama.

Her family was not financially strong but her beauty and her prominent character directed her to world of art, she started doing theatre where she met her hero, Dr. They got married but somehow Fate played a cruel role and the person her husband who convinced anupama that he would love her the most…come what may, left her in the middle nurty world.

Then story revolved around her struggle how she enabled herself to cope up all this mahazhweta. At last when her husband come to shdha but…. Hey You …Read the novel. It is example of good literary fiction.

A episode’d mega-serial kind of story. Sweet-cute-super-gorgeous but poor Anupama and handsome – WellToDo Back-grounded doctor Anand ends up starting their life in a fairy-tale marriage. Anand leaves to England for higher studies while Anupama discovers white patches on her leg. She finds out that she has been affected by Leukoderma or Vitiligo. Cure for this disease varies from person to person and she’s seriously affected. Nobody is supportive to her there at her village.

She meets curses and rumours about her ownself everyday. Her good heart and quick wit earns the love of people to her. She meets with an accident and there at the hospital she befriends sensible Dr. All goes well and Vasanth proposes her to marry him.

She understands that Vasanth’s love is born out of the sympathy towards her. At the same time, Anand finds her and convinces her to join him. Once, her world revolved around Anand.

But its all different now. She walks out of all emotional strings and continues to maintain a healthy but kinda secluded relationship with people. I’ve heard a lot about Sudha murthy’s works but I’m really disappointed mahawhweta this book. This novel, being the first read for me from Sudha Murthy’s writings, I had lot of expectations. The story dragged here and there with pages filled with dramatic scenes.

Yes, the informations about sanskrit plays were interesting.