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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He owns up to himself that she was the kind of woman every man wants because of her affectionate nature. Her lucid and narrative way of writing fascinated me from the very beginning. Now, how their mother-in-law treats them Rupees and Dollar is uncovered.

Published November 26th by Penguin Global first published Does the USA really make all your impossible dreams come true? Shamanna and Gouramma and their spoilt daughter, Surabhi, and two sons, Chandru, a software engineer, and Girish, a bank clerk. No trivia or quizzes yet. Murthy has the knack of creeping upon you unawares with an imagery that draws you right into the middle of the scene.

A very good option compared to a blurring TV show or surprising gossip story on web. She starts off in the story as a lady who likes money and high-quality goods, and is very concerned about her image in society.

Sagara Teeram: Book Summary – Dollar Bahu by Sudha Murty

Gouramma is very much in favour of this alliance. Once the alliance is finalised, Vinu is relegated to the background, only meant to take care of the household, while Gouramma and Surabhi are all over the place. Jan 26, Shantanu marked it as abandoned.


Chandru, the eldest of all three lives in America with his wife Dollar Bahu. Girish is as laidback and contented as his father. She realises what that sweeper woman must have felt. I intentionally did not reveal any story line as I do not intend to spoil your fun while you read this book. Gouramma is everywhere in India and there is nothing wrong in that. But when Girish’s el A story of how money corrupts the way people look at one another and how it can almost tear a family apart Vinuta marries Girish, a bank clerk, and starts living with his family in Bangalore.

She regretted her own attitude towards Vinuta. All of pages, this book provides a short and sweet xudha and can be done away in one go.

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It became so popular that ultimately it was aired as a television series in by the Indian television giant Zee TV. The message comes across but it would have been more interesting had there been some depth. Murthy climaxes the story with an unexpected twist and is able to sustain the suspense and the interest of the reader till the end. Again I would say it has written in very easy English. Jodha Akbar Pavitra Rishta.

Jamuna lavishes Surabhi with a lot of sarees at the latter’s wedding, which Vinu is unable to. This is just bahhu simple plot and a simple story murtht beautifully by the famous Sudha Murty. Once there, she sees how liberating life can be, away from the strict norms that govern Indian middle-class life. I ordered all her available books and read them, but will summarize only three novels. The plot is interesting you will never feel bored or tired of reading it.


The characterization in India is in Bangalore and Dharwad, but readers can easily relate to them. The characters come to life in front of our eyes. While he is in America, Girish gets married to Vinuta from Dharwad, who is a music teacher in the same school where their father works. When Gouramma decides to visit her son and daughter-in-law in US, she sees how dollars cannot buy the love and respect that she gets back in India.

She is a Philanthrophist and Columnist; an actor and a Social worker. After all, different people give different weights to priorities in life and this is a book about opportunities that come our way and the choices we make, the sacrifices we endure. Says Sunil, “This is a very important aspect of the serial and another is that we have depicted that the communities have plenty in common and work very sudhx, socialise, share family happenings and everything else in America.