6 of Sudha Murty’s Unforgettable Stories That Make The Ordinary Extraordinary

Hello, young readers! If you want to embark on a journey that is as heartwarming as a cup of tea on a rainy day, then Sudha Murty’s tales are perfect for you!

Sudha Murty is an acclaimed author and philanthropist who weaves intricate tales of human emotions and experiences. Her stories illuminate the complexities of human nature while celebrating the cultures and traditions that define us. Her narratives revolve around ordinary characters experiencing extraordinary circumstances, highlighting the universal themes of love, compassion, sacrifice, and self-discovery. Infused with empathy, her characters navigate through various societal issues, shedding light on gender equality, education, and so on.

Here is a glimpse of some of her most incredible books:

Grandma’s Bag of Stories 

The book is a collection of over 20 illustrated short stories that transport readers to a world of imagination, wisdom, and nostalgia. The story begins with Anand, Krishna, Raghu, and Meena arriving at their grandparents’ home, where Ajji and Ajja are preparing to welcome them. Once everyone gathers around, Ajji opens her big bag of magical stories. These stories have it all! From kings and cheats to monkeys and onions, this colorful collection contains an impressive roster of characters, as well as diverse stories that impart valuable life lessons. Steeped in Indian culture and tradition, Murty’s narratives offer insights into the rich folklore and mythology that shaped the country’s heritage. Through vivid descriptions and brilliant imagery, Murty brings the sights, sounds, and smells of rural India to life, creating an immersive reading experience that resonates long after the final page is turned. 

The Gopi Diaries

The series is a charming and heartwarming tale that follows the adventures of Gopi, an adorable golden retriever puppy, as he navigates the ups and downs of life with his loving family. The books are written in the form of diary entries and provide a beautiful experience of the world through the eyes of man’s best friend. The moment Gopi is welcomed into the family, the readers are drawn toward his boundless energy, innocence, and curiosity. Through Gopi, Murty captures the simple joys of life, from chasing butterflies in the garden to cuddling with human companions. Each diary entry is filled with warmth, heart, and humor, making it impossible for the readers not to root for Gopi and his winning adventures. Whether you are a dog lover or simply appreciate a heartwarming story, “The Gopi Diaries” will be perfect for you. 

The Magic Series 

The Magic Series by Sudha Murty consists of two novels, “The Magic of the Lost Temple” and “The Magic of the Lost Story.” Both books in the series transport the readers to the countryside, where they are introduced to the vibrant culture and the world of mystery and possibility. While “The Temple of Magic” takes the readers down the ancient stairwell into a lost temple, “The Magic of the Lost Story” transports the readers to a quaint village to uncover the secrets of a forgotten tale. As the stories unfold, the readers are invited to immerse themselves in the captivating adventure filled with twists and turns.

The Magic Drum and Other Favorite Stories

“The Magic Drum and Other Favourite Stories” is a kaleidoscope of narratives that traverse the realm of fantasy, folklore, and everyday life in India. It transports the readers into the diverse tapestry of Indian culture while imparting timeless lessons and insights. 

For instance, in the titular story “The Magic Drum,” readers are transported into a world where music holds the key to unlocking miracles. Through the journey of a humble drummer who discovers the powers of his instrument, Murty weaves a tale of hope, perseverance, and the transformative nature of belief. In “The Brahmin’s Tale,” the readers are treated to a delightful fable about the consequences of greed and the importance of contentment. On the other hand, “The Snake and the Farmer” explores the friendship of the farmer who saved the life of a snake, which leads to unexpected blessings and lessons in compassion.

All in all, the collection captivates its readers through the rich tapestry of Indian culture and tradition, leaving a lasting impression on all who delve into these pages. 

The Unusual Tales Series

Did you know there was a time when bears spoke and the moon laughed, and the Trinity took help from the goddesses to defeat the demons? Each book in the series is a captivating collection that brings to its readers imaginative plots, diverse characters, and thought-provoking themes, providing unique plot twists on traditional storytelling. They transport the readers to a territory where the extraordinary and the mundane collide, leaving them wondering about their own beliefs and values, fostering empathy and understanding for others. They talk about the fascinating tales from the Mahabharata, one of the greatest epics ever written; the omnipresent trio responsible for the survival of the human race; and the enchanting and fearless women who often led wars.

Which of Sudha Murty’s books intrigued you the most? We at Kunzum have a delightful collection from her waiting for you to explore!

Pick up any one of Sudha Murty’s Unforgettable Stories from any Kunzum store or WhatsApp +91.8800200280 to order. Buy the book(s) and the coffee’s on us.

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