- Reading level: 9+ years
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Limited; Latest edition (1 January 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780143333647
- ISBN-13: 978-0143333647
- ASIN: 014333364X
- Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 1.4 x 13.3 cm
- Customer Reviews: 587 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How I Taught My Grandmother to Read: And Other Stories
One may safely conclude that this rich harvest of stories, How I Taught My Grandmother and Other Stories is marked by fidelity to truth and beauty. Like a proverbial Indian sage, she overpowers the readers with her convincing view of life. All the stories are morally elevating and told with catholicity of stance towards life. The picture of grandmother, the pathetic story her teacher, her husband, Nayana Murthy's initial trials and financial stringency to come up in life, her variegated experiences in her classroom and the rest of her stories - 35 in all - make us wonder at the tender human being amalgamating all the diverse experiences in all the stories she harks back to past and takes us aloft with her. Each story has a liberal dose of morality about it and she deftly makes it an inalienable part of the story. In fact, they stories are hallowed in reality, is the impression one would get, even if you randomly take up a story. The cover picture is attractive and price is reasonably placed.I recommend this for all for young and old. --vupputuri pala prasada rao Sep 8, 2011
Actually,I read the story 'How I Taught My grandmother' in my English Textbook of Class10. Then I thought to buy this book,thinking that this book might have the full story 'How I Taught My grandmother'.But then I noticed It said 'and other stories'. Still I bought This book and started to read the book,every day I tread One story and every story taught me a lesson which I implemented in my daily life. After completing the book,I again wanted to revise all the lessons taught in the story-as I always do with other books-and Trust me Its double the fun reading the book twice. SO friends,do see right or left,just buy the book --Rohit Shekhawat Feb 15, 2015
very nice way of story telling...i simply loved each and every story. if you have any younger ones at house, they'll b delighted to listen these ...they're rich in moral values too... this book is like a treasure for generations to come... --deepak elavarthi Jan 9, 2012
About the Author
“Sudha Murty was born in 1950 in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. She did her MTech in computer science and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories and non-fictional pieces and four books for children. Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages. Sudha Murty was the recipient of the R.K. Narayan Award for Literature and the Padma Shri in 2006 and the Attimabbe Award from the government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature in 2011.”
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This book reflects two things
1) Biography of Sudha Murthy which is so inspiring
2) Each stories in this book based on life experience, contains good moral to learn for kids.
Must read book.
Overall I recommend books by Ms Murthy for young readers.
Grandma's bag of stories which is from the same author is nicer than this one however,even this is nice
Some of the stories are repeated
1.Honesty comes from heart
2.How I taught my grand mother to read.
I always find her stories to be very inspiring.
As and when the technology is growing in this fast paced world when all old things are considered bygone.
Here is one person who brings back all those things with a refreshing sense of purpose.
No need to read any self help books. These books help us do some self introspection about our perceptions.
It’s a must read for all those who enjoy non fiction.
I'm fortunate enough to listen to the stories from my Grandparents and my mother. In this fast pacing world I lost the touch with them, Sudhamurthy madam books filling that space.