Dollar Bahu by Sudha MurtyA 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 adjusts to her new family well, looking after her husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law Gouramma, not taking to heart her mother-in-laws constant picking. But when Girishs elder brother Chandru, who is in the US, decides to get married, Vinuta has to listen to the constant comparisons made between her and Chandrus wife, the Dollar Bahu, whose husband earns the valuable dollars that has brought the family its recent affluence. Vinuta slowly loses her peace of mind and health.Then Gouramma decides to visit her US-based son and daughter-in-law. Once there, she sees how liberating life can be, away from the strict norms that govern Indian middle-class life. But she also begins to understand that mere dollars cannot buy the love and respect that she gets as her due back in India. Does Gouramma forge a new relationship with Vinuta and can Vinuta forgive and forget the past?About the AuthorSudha Murty was born in 1950 in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. She did her MTech in computer science, and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written nine novels, four technical books, three travelogues, one collection of short stories, three collections of non-fiction pieces and two books for children.Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over three lakh copies around the country. She was the recipient of the R.K. Narayans Award for Literature and the Padma Shri in 2006.
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Written in basic, simplified prose, it reads very much like a fable about what happens if you value money above all else. It tells the story of a middle-class Indian family: Shamanna and Gouramma and their spoilt daughter, Surabhi, and two sons, Chandru, a software engineer, and Girish, a bank clerk. She [Gouramma] would dream about the Dollar, that magic green currency, which could change her house and fulfil her dreams. It was the Dollar, not Indian rupees, which could elevate her into the elite circle at social gatherings and marriage halls. The Dollar was like the Goddess Lakshmi , with a magic wand.
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This was my third book of Sudha Murthy. This book simply explores how human give importance to money but bot a human being.
PLOT: 2. Sudha Murty is the famous chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and the wise founder of the Indian software giant Infosys. In addition to pursuing her professional career in information technology, she has had various interests like social work, reading, writing and even acting! Dollar Bahu , one among the seventeen other books authored by her, was first written in Kannada as Dollar Sose Sose being the Kannada word for daughter-in-law and later translated into English. It became so popular that ultimately it was aired as a television series in by the Indian television giant Zee TV.
The story portrays the struggle of a middle-class family to graduate into an upper-class one through their son in the USA. Besides, as the title refers, the series was shot in both India as well as in the United States. The story is about two daughters-in-law of a family, one from America and the other one from India. Now, how their mother-in-law treats them Rupees and Dollar is uncovered. The story is more of the mother-in-law who thinks that her American daughter-in-law dollar bahu is better than her counterpart in India, since she lives in the land of dreams, USA. Henceforth, she desires to live with her son in America. However, when she lives a year or so in America, she realises that the Indians living there face the same problems and challenges as those of living in India.