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 woman 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 in this book. 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. First published in 2002, Wise and Otherwise has sold over 30,000 copies in English and has been translated into all the major Indian languages. This revised new edition is sure to charm many more readers and encourage them to explore their inner selves and the world around us with new eyes.
July 18, 2006
Dimensions and Weight
12.9 cm x 19.8 cm
About the Author
Sudha Murthy is an Indian writer who was born in 1950 in the town of Shiggaon, Karnataka. She is also the Infosys Foundation's chairperson. She writes in Kannada and English and has authored collections of short stories, travelogues, technical books, non-fiction stories, novels and children's books. Her books have been sold to over four lakh individuals and they have been translated into a number of prominent languages in India. She is the recipient of various prestigious awards like the Padma Shri, the R.K. Narayan Award for Literature and the Attimabbe Award from the Government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature. Her other works include The Bird with Golden Wings : Stories of Wit and Magic, Grandma's Bag of Stories, Gently Falls the Bakula, The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk: Life Stories from Here and There and Dollar Bahu.