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Wise & Otherwise

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Product Type: Fiction
Vendor: Keny Stationery

Author : Sudha Murthy
Condition : New

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  • Author : Sudha Murthy
  • Publisher : Penguin India
  • Edition : Revised edition (18 July 2006)
  • Language : English
  • Genre : Fiction
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"Wise and Otherwise" by Sudha Murthy is a compelling exploration of human nature and the intricate tapestry of human lives across India. Understanding the complexities of humanity is no easy feat, as perceptions can often be misleading. Sudha Murthy's collection of 51 stories takes readers on a journey through the diverse landscapes of India, drawing inspiration from her extensive travels. Each narrative serves as a window into the lives of people from different corners of the country, challenging preconceived notions and offering profound insights into the human condition.

The book not only serves as an inspirational account of individuals overcoming struggles but also paints a vivid and realistic picture of India with its rich tapestry of values, traditions, and imperfections. Sudha Murthy presents a nuanced exploration of moral values, leaving readers to judge the validity of these values for themselves. Through tales of heartbreak, exploitation, kindness, and harsh realities, the book unravels the intricacies of human nature, illustrating how intentions and circumstances shape both the good and the bad.

From a son feigning ignorance of his father in an old age home to the exploitation of earthquake aid, each story evokes a range of emotions, prompting readers to reflect on anger, kindness, pity, and the harsh realities of the world. Sudha Murthy skillfully weaves characters, settings, and situations, capturing the reader's attention and fostering a deep connection with the stories. "Wise and Otherwise" is not just a book; it's a poignant exploration of the human experience that leaves an indelible mark on the reader's heart. The book is easily accessible online, and readers can acquire it effortlessly through platforms like, embarking on a transformative literary journey.

From the Back Cover

In Sudha Murty's most celebrated work of non-fiction, fifty vignettes showcase the myriad shades of human nature. A man dumps his aged father in an old-age home after declaring him to be a homeless stranger; a tribal chief in the Sahyadri hills teaches the author that there is humility in receiving too; and a sick women remembers to thank her benefactor even from her deathbed. These are just some of the poignant and eye-opening stories about people from all over the country that Sudha Murty recounts. From incredible examples of generosity to the meanest acts one can expect from men and women, she records everything with wry humour and a directness that touches the heart. 

Wise and Otherwise will encourage you to look at the world around you with new eyes. 


About the Author

Sudha Murty:

Sudha Murty is a social activist and worker and also a prolific writer in Kannada and English. She is well known for her social work as the chairperson of Infosys Foundation. Through her writings, she tries to highlight the social issues prevalent in the society. 'Dollar Sose’ authored by her in Kannada is her most renowned work and beside that. she has authored several other books like How I taught my grandmother to read, The Accolades Galore, House of Cards etc in English and Yashashvi, Tumula, Paridihi Computer Lokadalli in Kannada language. Sudha Murty has been decorated with several awards from prestigious institutions. She is the better half of N.R. Narayana Murthy.