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Dollar Bahu - Sudha Murthy Reviews

Better avoid reading this book
Dec 25, 2016 11:50 PMRead (via Mobile)
According to me Sudha Murthy is a phenomenal story teller of short stories. Yet, with regards to books, she tends to make a cursory effort rather quickly.The story is around two little girl in-laws in a family. One lives with her in laws in Bangalore India, while alternate lives in the US . The ...Read More

Novel you can forget about
Dec 23, 2007 02:54 AMRead
I read this book in Marathi. I like Sudha Murthy's writings ( having read her newspaper articles, her writings about the people she met etc) but this one is far from what I had expected. A very plain novel where characters have only one side- e.g. Gauramma is only after money or Vinita is all fu...Read More

Short Review on Dollar Bahu
Jul 06, 2006 05:03 PMRead
Agreed. The only reason why I bought this book was that Madam was boss's wife. Here is a short review.This novel celebrates the concept of stereotypes in a big way. In fact it has a real unique distinction that no other novel can boast of. Every character in the book is a stereotype. I stand...Read More


Dollar Bahu - Sudha Murthy
Simple Story with a wise climax
Sep 18, 2017 02:31 PMRead
This was my first Sudha Murty's book. The story is very simple and straight. It is about a common middle class household in India. The common hardships and how the money(dollar in this case) attracts the middle class people so much. It tells a true tale of how a mother-in law tends to appreciate...Read More

Light Read
Jan 24, 2017 10:34 PMRead
An exceptionally basic story woven around the appeal of "on location" in IT industry. A short read, the book should be possible away with one go! The dialect utilized is anything but difficult to appreciate. This was my first of Sudha Murthy's books. the plot is unsurprising and at specific leve...Read More

Regular story with great narration..
Nov 27, 2015 12:57 PMRead
Dollar Bahu is a regular South Indian household story of a mother-in-law Gouramma and her 2 daughters-in-law Jamuna who lives in America(Dollar Bahu) and Vinuta who lives in India. The story line is regular but the way Mrs Murthy narrates it makes the book a good read. She kept the language simp...Read More

Summary (Detailed)
Jan 05, 2016 11:23 AMRead
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’.  I ordered all her available books and read them, but will summarize only three novels.  This is the first one.Shamanna, a teacher, and Gouramm...Read More

The Dollar Obsession.
Mar 02, 2014 02:46 PMRead
In the endearing novel Dollar Bahu, we get to see the power of the dollar and the brain-drain culture which is especially prevalent in south India.Chandru, a civil engineer from Bangalore, lives as a paying guest in Dharwand. He is deeply attracted towards Vinuta, the young owner of the hous...Read More

Nice read!
Jan 29, 2013 04:44 PMRead
I just finished reading this book. Liked it. The story is simple and clean to know how people make assumptions without knowing anything....sudha has protrayed it in a nice way.The author has explained the difference between two is important to fulfill our needs...but happiness...Read More

Money Matters
Jul 29, 2011 10:25 AMRead
As we all know, no matter how successful we become, we have to get married and then have kids and then do household work etc etc. And this is what usually happens with all the girls in the Indian Society .Until and Unless you marry someone you are considered as incomplete . Wake up people, world...Read More

Dollar bahu penguin book and summary how i taught
Apr 23, 2011 02:57 AMRead
It Like By 2 Mam $dollar bahu & their story .it is interesting and cool story$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$bahu writer is sudha murthy its cost is 150 rs . it is only avlable in new ropad at chandni chowk on shyam book depot . it isd only there ablavle in delhi . people read - 9000000000000000000000...Read More

Simple but contentful story
Jan 30, 2009 09:55 AMRead
I liked this book so much because of its simplicity, it is very near to a common man's especially common women's life. the characters described feel like people really around us. every girl who wish to settle in abroad should read it.Also the parents who wish their child to settle in abroad ...Read More

$$$ -- The magical dollar - $$$
May 30, 2008 03:32 PMRead
SOME BACKGROUNDOn the onset, I would like to thank my sweet MS friend Smita(chintu25) for introducing me to the literary world of Indian authors. Prior to this, my favourites included - Erich Segal, Danielle Steel, Paulo Coelho, Mitch Albom, so on and so forth. On her recommendation, I had g...Read More

Excellent writing on NRI life, impacts, Pros, Cons
Jan 21, 2008 03:56 AMRead
Simply put this is recommended or should I say MUST read for any Indian before he/she considers settling abroad or even for education. Indeed there is no good or perfect answer just that one need to make a informed decision after consideration of pro's and con's as narrated in this short and swe...Read More

Definitely an eye opener: Great Book
Mar 08, 2006 05:13 PMRead
When one of my friends gifted me this book I reluctantly taken it from him and put into the bookself without reading a single page. I thought, this would be another family story of Saas-Bahu and money would have important role.For me, Sudha Murthy at that time was better known as Narayan Mur...Read More

Of dollar dreams - a feminist reading
Sep 29, 2005 11:32 AMRead
Popular; translated into different languages and media, claiming to provide an insight into the entangled – to use a hazy euphemism- connections between NRIs and the Is who aspire for the N.R. status; authored by a woman (from the abstract third world that has been raking Bookers by the do...Read More

Dollar Mirage
Aug 18, 2004 12:12 PMRead
There is an age old adage ''All that glitters is not gold''. Sudha Murthy's book is based on this axiom vis-a-vis the charm for dollar nation in the minds of middle class Indians. Briefly put the plot is that the central character Gouramma is the mother of two sons and one daughter.Her elder dau...Read More

Black & White Masala; Filmi Style
May 24, 2004 12:48 PMRead
I got introduced to Mrs Sudha Murthy first as a wife of Mr Narayan Murthy. But then came her interview in SAVVY where I could see equally potential personality as her husband in her. The first Lady Engineer from her college, The first lady to join TATA that too by fighting against the system (an...Read More

Grass is greener on the other side
Jun 22, 2015 08:25 PMRead
Dollar bahu is a story most of us have seen at some or the other stage of our lives, irrespective of the currency. Dollar or INR, money has its own language. How it is perceived and used is all that matters.An increase or decrease of money in an economy defines its stability. In a similar wa...Read More


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