How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories
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I, ME, MYSELF seemed to be the sole agenda of writing this book.
If the author had cut down on the self glorification and the self appraisal on every second page, this book..does have interesting stories, with Moral.
I picked up this book, just for a break from usual reading , as short stories is some...more
The book contains mostly the experience of Mrs.Murty and some stories which she have heard from others. The book is simple and easy to read with no complications , The book is themed around various morals suitable for children and youngsters , that does not mean the book is not meant for grown ups , Its refreshing to go through the stories especially when you have hard time and you dont wanna have faith in humanity and society , The book kindles the optimi ...more
The stories are about her teachers and her students, her friends and her family, her husband and her children, her early career as an engineer and her latter one as a teacher and social worker.
There is great simplicity in the lessons she tries to impart, they are those of the importance ...more
Though this book was first published in 2004, I am quite ashamed to say, I am reading this after a decade and a year.
What can you expect from a person who has seen so much, traveled so much, done so much of philanthropic work, been a great teacher, has a truck load of stories to tell from encounters with comm ...more
My pick of the best three stories are : How I taught my Grandmother to read, 'Aapro J.R.D' and The Rainy Day.
The first one is an incident from the author's ...more
Some stories will definitely leave a tear in your eyes. Such is the beauty of her writing.
Such an ardent observer of life she is, she tried to connect most of her experiences to some or the other stories she heard
Everyone should definitely read this book as it's very rare these days that literature is bringing the old adages to limelight
Good way to end an awesome year 2014 :-)
Sudha murthy makes us go deep into her world of her past and the exciting things she faced. When and how she met India's gem, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, the lessons she learned from her family, etc. A wonderful and must read book.
A delightful children’s book, Sudha Murty’s first of the genre, How I taught my grandmother to read combines the teachings of life in twenty four simple short stories. The stories are experiences from Murty’s life that subtly convey important moral lessons, the essential values which are often forgotten by us in the course of life.
There are numerous instances, situations and conversations from her life which have been recollected here, about the people who have touched her life and ...more
Books like these shouldn't be rated low. Who knows? A person reading this book might find a line or two to be impactful which could even transform his life for the better. Inspiration doesn't really need to come from hearing motivational speech's or from seeing such movies. It could even come from reading a small book like this. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
This is the first Sudha Murty's book that I've read and I am waiting to get my hands on a few more. Few of the short stories were a little to idealistic and I couldn't believe the real life possibility of such occurrences. Nonetheless, they made me fe ...more
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