Wise and Otherwise

Wise and Otherwise

Author : Sudha MurtyPublish Date : July 18, 2006

Publisher: Penguin India

Pages: 232

Genre: Biographies & Autobiographies


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Sudha Murthy is an Indian writer who was born in 1950 in the town of Shiggaon, Karnataka. She is also the Infosys Foundation's chairperson. She writes in Kannada and English and has authored collections of short stories, travelogues, technical books, non-fiction stories, novels and children's books. Her books have been sold to over four lakh individuals and they have been translated into a number of prominent languages in India. She is the recipient of various prestigious awards like the Padma Shri, the R.K. Narayan Award for Literature and the Attimabbe Award from the Government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature. Her other works include The Bird with Golden Wings : Stories of Wit and Magic, Grandma's Bag of Stories, Gently Falls the Bakula, The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk: Life Stories from Here and There and Dollar Bahu.

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Understanding human and human nature is one of the toughest jobs .Many time what seems right and good or vice versa can be completely different if explored to proper depth. In many instance, we all come across people and forms an opinion about the people we meet without actually knowing anything about them. But hearing and learning about such instances helps us to redefine our thought process and become wiser. Sudha Murty’s book Wise and otherwise will take you to a journey across the length and breadth of India through narrations of 51 stories inspired by the extensive travels of the author herself.

Wise and otherwise has generated interest not just as an inspirational book of people’s struggles and how they overcome it but also for its settings. It present a realistic picture of India with its values, traditions and imperfections and lay before the readers certain set of moral values whose validity they have to judge for themselves. It unravels human nature and shows all that is good and bad in it and how it is often shaped by intention and circumstances. From the story of a son who leaves his father in an old age home pretending he is a stranger to the story of earthquake aid being exploited and not reaching to victims, each story is a moving one and will generate myriads of emotions within the readers, ranging from anger to kindness to pity to the realisation of reality of the world. The book grabs the attention of the reader through its skilful narration of characters, setting and situations.

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