• Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Bakula Flower- Sudha Murty’s Characterisation #AtoZChallenge

    She was like the Bakula flower. The flower all plain and unattractive yet has a divine fragrance. When the tree is in bloom, they form a carpet on the ground beneath it. Even as they wither away, their mild fragrance remains. -Sudha Murthy in Gently Falls the Bakula What could be extraordinary about Srimathi? Well, she is intelligent, charming and is passionate about quite a few things in life. She…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Anita Nair and Her Ladies Coupe in #AtoZChallenge

      “Once you stop worrying what the world will think of you, your life will become that much easier to live.”  ― Anita Nair, Ladies Coupe These lines are from the 2001 novel by Anita Nair titled “Ladies Coupe”. It’s a book that highlights the life of six women- women who lay down what exactly feminism is, the impact of patriarchy and, take steps to understand their own identity. We live in a society…