The Mother I never Knew : Two Novellas Pdf Download By Sudha Murthy

What secrets do a family’s past hold, and how essential are they now? are unanswered questions that haunt us all. The Mother I Never Knew: Two Novellas is a novel set in a typically Indian setting that conjures up images of socioeconomic struggle. This Sudha Murty book is divided into two stories that follow two distinct men on journeys for mothers unknown to them. The first story is involving Venkatesh, a kind bank manager who resides in Bangalore accompanied by his wife and two children is the subject of the first story. Venkatesh’s wife, Shanta, is a money-hungry lady who prioritizes money over everything else, and their son, Ravi, is the same way. On the other side, Gauri, their daughter, stands up to her father and backs him up in all of his decisions. 

When Venkatesh is transferred to Hubli, he attends some function where a jeweler misidentifies him as some who looks like him. Someone makes a mistake within this function too. He begins his investigation of his doppelganger and discovers that Shankar is a Shishunal-based elementary school teacher. He learns a lot about Shankar and his mother Bhagavva there. He comes to know that the doppelganger is his father’s abandoned kid after further research. Bhaggava is portrayed by Murty as a powerful, old Brahmin widow who is emaciated, wears a tattered white sari, has a clean-shaven head, and appears to be impoverished. Bhaggava, although being an orphan, had a difficult existence due to a lack of parental, social, and financial affection. She was attractive in her youth, with a light complexion and long black hair, and she completed fourth grade. She married Setu, a chef at a mutt in Matunga who was studying in Mumbai while residing with her paternal uncle Gopal in Shurpali.

Name The Mother I never Knew : Two Novellas
AuthorSudha Murthy
PublisherPenguin India
Pages216
LanguageEnglish

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Setu’s mother requested that he stay in Mumbai for the examinations after their marriage. Bhaggava’s mother-in-law came to do Seemanthan after Bhaggava became pregnant, and she was misinformed that Bhaggava was in touch with Hanuma (Gopal Uncle’s son), and the kid she bears is not her son Setu. She messed up his son’s marriage by sending the incorrect message and ordering him to leave her on the grounds of adultery. Setu abandoned her, and she learned that he perished in a train crash. 

He keeps looking and eventually comes upon his stepmother. After hearing her heartbreaking story, he is affected and resolves to make amends for his half-brother and stepmother’s wrongdoings. Finally, he resolves to finance them fifty lakhs to pay off his father’s debt. The second story’s protagonist is Mukesh, an NRI, a BBC London programme executive in charge of India’s culture and heritage unit and is married to Vasanthi, an Indian girl who is very appreciative of him. When Mukesh learns of his father’s untimely death, he relocates to India. 

His world is shattered when he learns about his adoption. Rupinder is his birth mother, as his foster mother informs him. He sets off on a quest to learn about more his bio mom, unsure of how he would approach her.He discovers the difficult reality of his birth while traveling through the backstreets of Amritsar and eventually Delhi. His birth mother is not Rupinder. Nirmala, who is his biological mother, turned him over to Rupinder. Nirmala, a teen mother, a tenth-grade student, and the only daughter of Zamindar who was overly cared for and protected by his authoritarian father, makes a blunder in her life. She unknowingly came into intimacy with her poor tutor and Mukesh is a result of that. Rupinder, a hardworking Punjabi woman a mother who lost her child a month ago, met Nirmala and got close with her, learning about the pregnancy secret. 

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He becomes more perplexed as to where his allegiance should lie: with the mother who gave him birth or the one who raised him. Finally, he concludes that his allegiances are to his mother, who raised him. Shankar, Bhaggava’s son, lived a poor man’s existence; he had no land, while his daughter Mandakini resorted to tutor. On the other side, Murty disposes of the beauty of Venkatesh family’s exquisite mansion, Anandita, which has four bedrooms with teakwood doors, attached toilets, ultra-contemporary utilities, and separate quarters. The novel is not only a subjective depiction of wife desertion, but it also underscores the need to thoroughly research one’s situation before relying on others. 

Murty concentrates on the environment and sort of cuisine consumed by the Karnataka folks, the many locales in Karnataka, and how people greet one another, such as anna, amma, or, avva, in front of the readers. The tale contrasts urban and rural life. Venkatesh was intrigued by the novelist’s request to meet and learn more about his step-brother Shankar. In Bhaggava’s life’s desert, he provides an oasis. Murthy draws emphasised the significance of Indian culture and holidays in the story by making her characters actively engage in events such as Dusshera, Ugadi, Kannada Rajyotsava, and Ganesh Chaturthi thus emphasizing the value of Indian culture and festivities. The book also introduces us to Shiggoan’s thread ceremony and Venkatesh’s cuisine on a banana leaf. The many varieties of dishes, such as Avalakki, Chakkali, etc are detailed to give the readers a flavor. Bakula flowers and Elaichi bananas in Yellapura, as well as the Marikamba Temple in Sirsi, are said to beautify Karnataka. There are many names for Indian rivers too. 

Sudha Murty has branched out and attempted something new.. Though a sweet and one on the go read, Sudha Murty has uncovered the invisible problems of society pervading our culture, abetted by authority, via her creative insight and inventive perspective in the book. Give this book reading and see yourself.

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