ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing»
  • Books & Novels

Mahashweta- A 'Must Read Book'

Updated on July 20, 2012

Well, today when I was just checking out the answers directory, I found one question ‘Have you ever cried while reading any book?’. That question grasped my attention. Reading different types of books, novels, magazines etc have been my passion since long time. Books were like my best friends and always I carried at least one book with me wherever I went, wherever I travelled. The main reason I love to read books is firstly, I can forget whatever my problems may be while reading the book, secondly I can learn a lot from those books and thirdly it increases my knowledge and also, improves my vocabulary. I have read about 60+ books till date and there are few favorites also. One among them is Mahashweta.

The Author: Sudha Murty
The Author: Sudha Murty

The Summary

Mahashweta is written by an Indian author Sudha Murty.The protagonist in the story is Anupama, a mesmerizing beauty complementing her name. The story revolves around her life. Anupama, who has a keen interest in literature, Sanskrit and plays and drama, gets married to Anand a doctor who falls in love with Anupama after watching her act in the play ‘Mahashweta’. She too falls in love with him and overcoming all the oppositions from Anand’s mother Radhakka, they get married. Things won’t be very easy for Anupama in the early days of her marriage as Anand leaves for England and promises to call her back after 3 months as she had to stay because of Deepavali Pooja that newlywed bride performs in Indian culture and to cope up with her in-law who had given in to their marriage unwillingly only because of her son. But Anupama promises herself that she will win the confidence and love of her in-law.

She dreams to join her husband as soon as possible. But the fate had something else in store for her. On the day of pooja, she notices, a white patch on her foot. As the days pass by, the patch begins to spread and this causes a lot of anxiety for Anupama. But yet she hides this fact from the family members and goes to a Dermatologist and the doc confirms that she is suffering from a skin disease called Vitiligo or Leukoderma. Anupama leaves the hospital with a heavy heart , fearing what future holds in store for her. Then the story of Mahashweta moves on with how her life changes because of this disease.


The Impact

Mrs.Murty has written this book so efficiently that you start to get an impression that you are actually feeling the pain and suffering that Anupama is going through. You almost feel broken as much as her when her husband, a doctor rejects her because she is suffering from the disease. You sympathize her, you cry with her and you respect her and feel proud about her when she decides to be strong and to fight against all odds in order to establish a life for herself. You feel disgusted about Anand as only the external beauty mattered to him. Anupama had enacted Mahashweta where Anand gets hooked on to her for life. But perhaps his love was only skin-deep. As he just leaves her when Anupama emerges as the real “Mahashweta” - ’the white one’.

The story deals with the struggle of how Anupama learns to lead her life, accepting the disease, and constructing herself a life which is independent and pursuing a job that gifted her a self satisfaction and peace of mind.


Last Note

This is one of my favorite books that I guess I have read almost about 8-10 times (yes I love this book a lot!). It’s one the precious books that I own. It really shocked me how a small white patch could destroy her beautiful life completely. It's also another example of how physical beauty matters to the world than the beautiful soul and heart. This book could change so many people's life towards better. It’s such a heartwarming story that you won’t be disappointed.

Though it's not recently released book, the values, the issues discussed in the book are relevant in today's world too.

Hat's off Sudha Murty for writing such a beautiful book.

Try it once. And I assure that you won’t regret reading it.

Love,

Harshita

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Rajendra 2 years ago

      Really Awesome book, Thanks a lot for sharing this book

    • iharshita profile image
      Author

      Harshita 4 years ago from Karnataka, India

      Try all her books. They are worth it. :)

      Sudha Murty is a great writer and Novelist. :)

    • profile image

      aparna 5 years ago

      mahashweta is an awesome book. so is her 'bakula'. i want 2 try out dollar bahu too

    • iharshita profile image
      Author

      Harshita 5 years ago from Karnataka, India

      Thank you :)

    • profile image

      ABCD 5 years ago

      AWESOME!

    • iharshita profile image
      Author

      Harshita 5 years ago from Karnataka, India

      Thanks di! :) She is my favorite too! :)

    • mykhushi profile image

      mykhushi 5 years ago from Karnataka

      Fantastic job harshita... This is my most fav novel written by my idol.. Thanks a lot for sharing... and yeah i do cry whenever i read this novel..

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)