The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk: Life Stories from Here and There is a book of real life stories from Sudha Murty. This book recounts some extraordinary stories about the lives of quite a few ordinary people and the lessons these stories can teach us about how we lead ours. Penguin published the book on 23rd January, 2014 and it is available in the English language. You can order the book from the book sections of various shopping sites online after comparing the prices they offer on Junglee.
Sudha Murty, a social worker and author, has a number of other books to her credit, including two bestsellers - The Old Man and his God, and Wise and Otherwise. She has not just written novels, but travelogues, technical books, children's books, and much more. She has been awarded the R.K.Narayan Award and also the Padma Shri. Aside from being an author, Murty is the chairperson of Infosys and closely associated with the Gates Foundation.
The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk by Sudha Murty tells stories of several real-life people and their extraordinary lives. The reader comes across characters like Vishnu, a hard-working man who achieves huge success without knowing what it means to be truly happy, and Venkat, a man so absorbed in talking that he misses out on listening to what people around him have to say. They learn about a poor woman who provides water to a drought-hit area, and, in the book's title story, they are introduced to the real-life story of a woman from a village in Odisha who teaches something extraordinary to both the author and the readers, as well.
The stories of this book are narrated in a simple language, yet they convey very profound meanings. The stories Mrs Murty has portrayed in The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk are meant to entertain readers as well as make them think. This is a 224 page paperback and it has two ISBN numbers. The ISBN 10 is 0143418653 and the ISBN 13 is 978014318658.