Here, There, And Everywhere By Sudha Murthy

07 May 2020

Here, There, And Everywhere By Sudha Murthy

BOOK TITLE: Here, There and Everywhere | AUTHOR: Sudha Murthy | PUBLISHER: Penguin India | GENRE: Fiction



Sudha Murty, the chairperson of Infosys has had a long literary journey. Her simple art of storytelling is praised across the world and is rejoiced by the children, the young and the old alike. ‘Here, There and Everywhere’ is a book that carries a collection of twenty-two odd stories written by the author from her own personal and professional experiences. Some of these stories have been published earlier and some are new. You feel an instant connection with the stories and these will stay with you for a very long time.


Some stories that left a lasting impression on my mind are ‘The Red Rice Granary’ narrating how Sudha’s grandparents gave away the superior quality rice to the hungry and the needy and eat the one of a lower quality each day, ‘Cattle Class’ which is a tight slap on the face of the hypocrites, ‘Rahman’s Avva’ the story of a Muslim boy brought up by a Hindu mother who raised him as a Muslim, ‘A Life Unwritten’ wherein Sudha’s father, a doctor helps a miserable girl deliver a baby at the sake of his own life and unexpectedly meets her after decades to discover the fruits of the seeds of goodness which he had planted, ‘May you be the Mother of a Hundred Children’ describes the kind, organized and dependable nature of Sudha’s grandmother who is an expert midwife and a loving grandma and last by not the least, ‘Bombay to Bangalore’ an episode in Sudha’s life that changed the destiny of a little girl who she found on a train while traveling between the two cities.


The yellow cover of the book depicts a confident smiling face of the author herself. Reading this book is like eating popcorn, and you will be compelled to read one story after the other non-stop. This book can be your perfect companion while traveling or on a lazy afternoon.

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Review by: Nazneen Kachwala

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