DOLLAR BAHU: A CRITICAL STUDY. This chapter deals with the critical analysis of Sudha Murty‟s first novel Dollar Bahu that was first published by East West. Sudha Murty’s Dollar Bahu is a rather sweet, if overly moralistic, novella that explores the age-old notion that the grass is not always greener on. My reading of Sudha Murty was intermittent. It all changed when a friend ‘flipkart’ ed a copy of her latest book, ‘The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk’.

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A baby girl is born, and pampered by her grandma,who slowly realises that the ‘Dollar Bahu’ is only a pretender and had no genuine concern for her.

Dollar Bahu | Sudha Murty | Book Review

She makes some friends of the friends of Chandru and her conversations with them on their experiences open her mind to progressive thinking. Gouramma was unwilling to upset Jamuna, so the wedding was fixed for August.

Jamuna gets pregnant and Gouramma went the USA to take care of her and baby and find out the reality of her Dollar Bahu.

Sudha Murthy, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation once mentioned in an interview that murthh is a movie buff. The serial shows the struggle of Indian immigrants usdha the USA and the clash of both cultures; one inherent and Indian, the other alien and American. May 01, Umang rated it really liked it.

Does Gouramma forge a new relationship with Vinuta and can Vinuta forgive and forget the past? Book is also an eye opener especially for me. Penguin Mjrthy India, pp, Rs. Gouramma likes her daughter-in-law, until her elder son returns, that is. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


Dollar Bahu by Sudha Murty

Chandru, bzhu eldest of all three lives in America with his wife Dollar Bahu. Murthy explains that the novel is based on her observations of Indians in America and Indians in India, and the mother-in-law played by Himani Shivpuri is the protagonist of her novel.

Girish takes it lightly, so she gets hurt further.

Chandru quietly watches Vinu as she goes about her household duties, the subtle blame he lays on the people of the house in the realisation of the thought, she must be doing the major chunk of the work suudha her name is taken up often and the tail end of the thought…was she usdha orphan…a maidservent…? When Chandru leaves for the U. Murthy has the knack of creeping upon you unawares with an imagery that draws you right into the middle of the scene.

He owns up to himself that she was the kind of woman every man wants because of her affectionate nature.

Jul 10, Swagatika Mohapatra rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: She stays with them for a quite long time, realizes that she will never get the respect there that she received from Vinutha. The message comes across but it would have been more interesting had there been some depth.

His wife is an extremely ambitious, clever woman Chandrashekhar, the older one, is punctual, organized, thorough, systematic and ahead of time in everything and a civil engineer. The efforts of Girish and Vinuta in preventing Surabhi from getting married to an a boy having a live- in girlfriend are not appreciated by the mother- daughter duo.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Again I would say, go and read the book. I guess the point was driven across clearly but not a readers read. Leave Your Comments Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Return to Book Page.


Sep 25, Sameer Patil rated it really liked it. Vinuta subsequently becomes a forced listener to all the lavish praise of her mother-in-law for Jamuna, which hurts her. Newer Post Older Post Home.

The story of a betrothed groom who dumps his bride to get married to an American Indian, of the Bangalore doctor who double-charges Chandru since he is from the U. By the time Gouramma is back in Indiashe realises that Vinu, Girish and their son had gone to Dharwad. Once there, she sees how liberating life can be, away from the strict norms that govern Indian middle-class life. One of the things about this book that I really liked, was that though Dollar Bahu was not in first-person, it was in an alternating person view, as the thoughts of Vinuta, Gouramma, and to a lesser extent, Chandru, were described vividly.

The story progresses just like a typical Indian soap opera and Vinuta continues to bear all the brunt of the endless comparisons between her and Dollar Bahu. This is the first one. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

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