Friday, May 15, 2009
Bakula: The Protagonist
In between several heavy readings, i choose to pick up Sudha Murthy's collection, for a light refreshing experience. Gently falls the Bakula has been one of them.
Traveling from the silent backdrop of Hubli to the busy lanes of Mumbai, at every stage, a striking yet subtle comparison is drawn to the flower Bakula.
It interests the readers to know, that, “Bakula’s” attraction lies purely in its fragrance. The narration shows a stunning similarity between Shrimati (the protagonist) and Bakula (the flower), thus making the reader comprehend the meaning of implied similie.
Bakula which is placed high at the beginning of the narration slips slowly and steadily as the events unfold, losing its sheen.
The fall of Bakula implies the fading of Shrimati, until one day…she decides to pursue her passion for academics.
A simple story, classic narration by Mrs. Sudha Murthy, Chairperson Infosys Foundation.