How I Taught My Grandmother to Read: And Other Stories
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They contain moral values and real-life experiences blended by Sudha Murty to form a great short story collection. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH).
If the author had cut down on the self glorification and the self appraisal on every second page, this book. While I wouldn't recommend them to someone who prefers more polished writing, I certainly can't deny that her voice strikes a chord inside my own middle class, ambitious self. The book is not a great book, but will always be close to my heart for the various small stories that touched upon the humane aspects. These stories make you laugh, cry, and most importantly, they instil in us a sense of responsibility and commitment toward the people in our society. The first title in the anthology, How I Taught My Grandmother to Read has been included in the CBSE Class 9 English syllabus.Her grandparents, themselves being illiterate, put all their effort into teaching their children and grandchildren . How I Taught my Grandmother to Read and Other Stories” is her first book for children and is a collection of 24 short stories. After watching a couple of her videos, where she came across as a sincere person with good moral values, I was further keen on catching up with her writings and so decided to start with these short stories.
Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over three lakh copies around the country.After the author comes back from a week-long vacation, she finds her grandmother in tears because she couldn t read her favourite stories and is saddened that she didn t go to school. There is great simplicity in the lessons she tries to impart, they are those of the importance of education, honesty, perseverance, kindness, Independence and include incidents that moved her or made her think. But here the author succeeded in giving an awesome book for kids and adults altogether, all from real life experiences.
I felt a strong underlying ubiquitous humble bragging across the book regarding herself or her family which appeared to be somewhat compulsive, and sadly that diminished my opinion considerably. In ‘A lesson in Ingratitude’, what she conveyed was a fair point, but I completely disagree with the way that point was put across. It urges the reader to reconnect with his moral fiber through its stories on honesty, friendship, and patriotism.
Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. This story book is showcasing the pure and warm relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter. Because in this country of 1 billion people we have heard some stories from childhood that have a lot of moral value. 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. In fact, they stories are hallowed in reality, is the impression one would get, even if you randomly take up a story.
Some of the other titles present in this collection include Abdul Kalam, The Red Rice Granary, Heart of Gold, The Rainy Day, Doing What You Like is Freedom, The Secret, and The Story of Two Doctors. The book teaches valuable lessons about courage of conviction and executing things that you feel you ought to do from within. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal.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.