16 March 2022

#BookLove Wise and Otherwise by Sudha Murthy

About The Book

A man dumps his aged father in an old-age home after declaring him to be a homeless stranger, a tribal chief in the Sahyadri hills teaches the author that there is humility in receiving too, and a sick woman remembers to thank her benefactor even from her deathbed. These are just some of the poignant and eye-opening stories about people from all over the country that Sudha Murty recounts in this book. From incredible examples of generosity to the meanest acts one can expect from men and women, she records everything with wry humor and directness that touches the heart.

My Thoughts

Personally, I love essay books that depict various aspects of life. These are called “Chutki Lekha” in Bengali and are my absolute favorite. One of my favorite books is Bhorbela Parke by Sunil Gangopadhyay is belongs to the same genre.

I just love wise and otherwise. I don’t know how to describe my love for the book. Every essay is a gem. This book will always be one of my favorite book.

Every essay in this book is a gem, it is literally impossible to choose a favorite. I read this book every now and then, it is like my comfort book.

Even if you are not a reader, give this book a try, you won't be disappointed. 

Book Links

Amazon India | Amazon USA

About the Author

Sudha Murty was born in 1950 in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. She did her MTech in computer science and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories and non-fiction pieces and four books for children.

Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over four lakh copies around the country. She was the recipient of the R.K. Narayan Award for Literature and the Padma Shri in 2006 and the Attimabbe Award from the government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature in 2011.

Author on the Web

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