House of Cards By Sudha Murty – A book to reflect and realize!!by Sushant Bhosale August 8, 2013 0 comments
Burning ambitions, the zeal to succeed and become super rich and powerful in the world is the desire of especially the young generation. But will this all spell into happiness and peace in the future? Don’t really know? It’s time you bought for yourself the House of Cards By Sudha Murty and gain insights into these important yet crucial matters of life.
House of Cards is a story of Mridula, an ambitious young lady hailing from a tiny village in Karnataka who marries Sanjay, a young not so well settled doctor and the couple relocates to Bangalore to realize their dreams. With the passage of time, Mridula realizes the true nature of people, their selfishness, their materialism and narrow idealisms which make people venture on unwanted paths to achieve their goals. As she still feels positive towards her husband and life in general, she does take her challenges quite seriously.
But when Sanjay, her husband starts his private practices which flourishes followed by an increase in money and power, she does become anxious and worrisome. The final straw strikes when Mridula comes to know that Sanjay is no longer the same Sanjay she loved. She can no longer remain his wife and finally decides to move out but is that possible at that stage is what needs to be read in the novel ‘House of Cards’ by Sudha Murthy.
About the Book:
House of Cards is the story of Mridula, a bright young woman with enormous enthusiasm for life who hails from a Karnataka village. A chance meeting with Sanjay, a talented but impoverished doctor, leads to love and the couple marry and settle in Bangalore.
The more Mridula seas of the world, the more she realizes how selfish and materialistic people can be. But she does not take the ups and downs of life to heart, and lives each day with positive energy. Trouble brews when Sanjay quit his government job and starts an immensely successful private practice. With affluence comes the never ending ambition for more, and the inevitable slide into corrupt practices.
For a long time, Mridula has no idea that Sanjay has sold his soul; when the truth hits her, she has no recourse but to walk out on him. But can she really find a space of her own? This intricately woven novel explores human relationships in telling detail, and holds up a mirror to our society with candor and with conviction.
The new novel from Sudha Murty, one of Indias most popular writers and the author of Dollar Bahu, Mahashweta and Gently Falls the Bakula. A searing look at blind ambition, the quest for power and wealth, and corruption and the tragic effect these can have on human relationships.
About the Author:
Sudha Murty was born in 1950 in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. She did her M.Tech in computer science, and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories and nonfiction pieces, and four books for children.
Her books have been translated into all major Indian languages. She was the recipient of the R.K. Narayan Award for Literature and the Padma Shri in 2006, and the Attimabbe Award from the government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature in 2011.