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Dollar Bahu

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Product Type: Fiction
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Author : Sudha Murthy
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  • Author : Sudha Murthy
  • Publisher : Penguin India
  • Edition :1st edition (11 December 2007)
  • Language : English
  • Genre : Fiction
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The BookDollar Bahu is the story of how money can wreak havoc in the life of any family, if things spin out of control. Vinuta is a young woman, who marries Girish, who is a bank clerk. Vinuta then begins to live in Bangalore, with Girish's family and starts to get accustomed to her new family. She gets used to this new change quite well and spends her life looking after her in-laws and her husband. She even tries her level best to ignore the taunts of her mother-in-law, Gouramma. Things take a turn for the worse, when Chandru, Girish's elder brother, gets married. Chandru is based in the US, with his wife, the ‘Dollar Bahu' and they live quite an extravagant life, because of the fact that Chandru earns well. Vinuta now faces constant comparisons between her and her new sister-in-law, much to Vinuta's dismay. Now Gouramma, Vinuta's mother-in-law, decides to pay Chandru a visit in the US, which turns things around.Gouramma now looks at the other side of life in the US, where she realizes that she will never get the respect there, which she gets in India. Even though middle-class life in India is difficult and bound by rules, it is one that is full of love and respect. Can this enlightening trip bring about a change in Vinuta and Gouramma's relationship?The Dollar Bahu has been published by Penguin India, in the year 2007 and is available in paperback.Key Features The story is one that middle-class Indian people can easily relate to. The novel portrays the delicate relationships that exist in every family in a heart-touching way.

From the Back Cover

"Dollar Bahu" by Sudha Murthy invites readers into a compelling exploration of the complexities of modern relationships and the clash between tradition and progress. The novel revolves around the lives of two families, one in India and one in the United States, connected by the bond of marriage.

The story unfolds as the daughter-in-law of the Indian family, portrayed as the 'Dollar Bahu' due to her life in the United States, grapples with the expectations and cultural nuances of her husband's family back in India. Sudha Murthy delves into the challenges faced by the characters as they navigate the delicate balance between traditional values and the allure of the American Dream.

As the narrative unfolds, readers are drawn into a thought-provoking exploration of cultural differences, generational conflicts, and the universal quest for understanding and acceptance. Sudha Murthy's storytelling is characterized by its simplicity, authenticity, and a keen understanding of human emotions.

"Dollar Bahu" not only serves as a captivating family drama but also prompts readers to reflect on the evolving dynamics of relationships in an increasingly interconnected world. Through the lives of the characters, the novel provides insights into the impact of globalization on traditional Indian values and the evolving definition of success and happiness.

This book is a poignant portrayal of the choices individuals make in pursuit of their dreams and the repercussions on familial bonds. Sudha Murthy's "Dollar Bahu" is a compelling narrative that resonates with readers, prompting them to contemplate the evolving fabric of cultural identity and familial ties in a globalized era.

About the Author

Sudha Murty: 

The author of The Dollar Bahu, Sudha Murty is a popular Indian author and social worker, who has written a number of books. These include Mahashweta, Gently Falls: The Bakula, House of Cards, Wise And Otherwise, How I Taught My Grandmother To Read And Other Stories and The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk. She is currently the Chairperson of Infosys Foundation.