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How I Taught My Grandmother to Read: And Other Stories


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What do you do when your grandmother asks you to teach her the alphabet? Or the President of India takes you on a train ride with him? Or your teacher gives you more marks than you deserve? These are just some of the questions you will find answered in this delightful collection of stories recounting real life incidents from the life of Sudha Murty teacher, social worker and bestselling writer.

There is the engaging story about one of her students who frequently played truant from school. The account of how her mother’s advice to save money came in handy when she wanted to help her husband start a software company and the heart warming tale of the promise she made and fulfilled to her grandfather, to ensure that her little village library would always be well supplied with books. Funny, spirited and inspiring, each of these stories teaches a valuable lesson about the importance of doing what you believe is right and having the courage to realize your dreams.

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.



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



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