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How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories

How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories (English)

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  • Author: Sudha Murty
  • Language(s): English
  • Studio: Penguin India
  • Length: 133
  • Publisher: Penguin India
  • Published on: 08-Apr-2004
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About The Book

What is anyone supposed to do when their grandmother pleads to learn alphabets? What would you do if the President of India decides to have you accompany him on a train ride? How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories gives you the answer to these questions and several others as well. What is important to note is that these stories are based on real-life accounts in the life of the author.

One of the stories in this book tells us about the time the author made her way to J.R.D. Tata, because of the fact that his company did not want to hire women. Another story is about one of the author's classmates who always seemed to fall short of the required amount of attendance in class, after which he found out where his fault laid. Yet another story is about how the author made use of her mother's advice to save money, which eventually helped her husband start his own software company.

Each of these stories is able to teach its readers an important life lesson, which is particularly beneficial for children. The values that have been packed into these stories can help children grow up to become much better individuals when they grow up.

How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories was published by Penguin India, in the year 2004 and is available in paperback.

Key Features

  • This collection of stories is full of morals and values that are ideal for young children.
  • The author has based these stories on real-life accounts that have taken place in her own life.

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akash soni

30-Jul-2016

how i taught my grandmother to read

This story is about a grandmother who was illiterate and cannot read kashi yatre on his own spirit. kashi yatre is a novel written by Triveni who died very young but its novel was appericiated at that time also, his novel is easy to read and written on peoples life. Its one novel is Kashi Yatre in this story there is a old woman who save money to go kashi to meet religious place but for a orphan girl's wedding she give all money.grandmother of this sory is illiterate because her mother die when she was very young and her father wed again and in older time girl's education is not mendatory.Her granddaughter used to live with her one day when her granddaughter went to attend a wedding, she goes for two days but come after on week when she came she saw her grandmother in tears, she questioned grandmother but grandmother doesn't say anything but in night when she was sleeping on terrace grandmother told her that how she was illiterate then she decided to lern tamil and at last she learnt and try to touch her granddaughter's feet but granddaughter don't like that and take her feet back then grandmother say I am respecting my teacher not my granddaughter. Lastly granddaughter gave her the novel Kashi Yatre. this book is very good for child and students .its moral value is that there is no age bar for study, respecting of teacher and hardworking. i like the character of granddaughter for her hard working spirit.

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Apourva kalavade

29-Feb-2016

How I Taught My Grandmother

I have read many fiction stories but the the other day my mother bought me a book by sudha murthy-how i taught m y grandmother to read. And once i started reading it it was hard to keep it down i read it during the holidays. These real life experiences are written so beautifully that i imagined myself with the author talking to Abdul kalam.this book is not only interesting but taught me that honesty is always good. I liked the story the rainy day that the words of elders have experience in them and i have implemented this value in my life by listening to my mothers words. The story of two doctors is really amazing and had caught my attention. Your grandmother teaches you moral values and teaches you to read and write, but what would happen if it was the other way around? It was the first book of sudha murthy that i had read and it inspired me to read the other books which i have almost finished. So to know more just get up and search your shelf and who knows you may fin find this amazing book on the first glance?

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kunal sahal

13-Aug-2016

How I taught my grandmother to read

This story is a very nice story as in this we can see love between a granddaughter and a grandmother and the most important thing is from this we can get knowledge that how can a person can grab a thing for which he is fascinated example in this story is of grandmother that she was uneducated but due to her strong desire to read she became educated and through this story we get teaching that always be a strong desirable person never fell that we are enable to do a thing as your desire will only make impossible a possible thing that is why i am giving this book 5 stars

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kirti bohara

15-Aug-2016

How I Taught My Grandmother to Read

Sudha Murthy's How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories provides lessons for life through its twenty-five, splendidly written stories. Sudha Murthy has even picked out anecdotes from her own life to present to the readers a book that shows them the forgotten values of life.How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories is filled with heart touching tales varying from one about how her grandmother asked the then twelve-year-old author to teach her the alphabet. Sudha talks about her encounter with J.R.D Tata. Each of the twenty-five stories in the book provides some inspiration to its readers.The stories are presented in an effortless and humorous fashion. Sudha Murthy recounts tales from her life in a simple yet engrossing manner. The stories range from her childhood to her life as a teacher and a mother. The book shows readers how her mother's constant advice on saving money actually helped Sudha when she had to start a company with her husband. It also features a story where the protagonist takes a train ride with the President. About Sudha MurthySudha Murthy, also known as Sudha Kulkarni, is a social worker and author.Other popular books written by Sudha are The Magic Drum And Other Favorite Stories, Dolla Bahu, The Old Man And His God, and Wise & Otherwise (an audiobook).Sudha Murthy has tried her hand at both fiction and non-fiction. She writes in English and Kannada and so far, she has written a compilation of short stories, two books for children, nine novels, three separate non-fiction collections, three travelogues, and four technical books. She has been awarded the R. K. Narayan's Award for Literature (2006) and has also been the recipient of the Padma Shri award (2006).She was born in Shiggaon, North Karnataka in the year 1950. She is the wife of N. R. Narayana Murthy, the founder of Infosys Technologies limited and is at present, the Chairperson of Infosys. She is actively involved in social service and is a part of the Gate

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RITU MALANI

19-Aug-2016

How I taught my grandmother to read

This book is has got many short stories which are related to lives of women's who have struggled to get there education and a common persons life.Sudha Murthy is a really a good writer and and writing about a real life story makes the reader more aware about the social life of lower caste and middle caste people

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Khushi Ostwal

21-Aug-2016

How I Taught My Grandmother To Read

This is a story of a young girl who was given an unusual task to coach her illiterate grandma,how to read.She was stunned at first with this request,but her experience in teaching and training her grandmother,gave her a different perspective on life.It changed her completely for better forever. The grandmother of the little girl had a great pleasure in life and it was hearing the stories narrated by her granddaughter.The old woman regretted that she could not have formal education and read her favorite stories.So,she made a request for her granddaughter to educate her. This story is plotted and narrated on different issues which are mostly overlooked in today's world.For instance, how do you react for scoring more marks in exam than you actually deserve; what would you do if you are discriminated? The story captures many beautiful moments of life. The book doesn't tell you or make you oblige to what is right and what is wrong.Rather, it makes you take independent decisions based on the life experiences.The book is more than a story,as it carries a motivational facet.

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nivedita jha

15-Jun-2016

how I taught my grandmother

This is an awesome book. Its about the determination of an old lady which helps her to succeed in learning to read and write.it teaches that there is no limitations or age group which can stop you from achieving your goal.its really an inspiring book.It is a highly recommended book.its easy language makes it useful for all age groups.

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Shreya Ayyagari

04-Jul-2015

HOW I TAUGHT MY GRANDMOTHER TO READ

Written by sudha murty is a cute and inspiring story about how the author's grandmother wanted to be educated.the grandmother is determined and due to her will power she learns to read and write kannada alphabets.during the story we get to know that she used to read a novel which came in the form of serial called kashi yatre.she used to refer herself as the protagonist in the story.eventually she would learn to read and write .

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PARSHWA VADGAVE

13-Feb-2016

HOW I TAUGHT MY GRANDMOTHER TO READ.

BEAUTIFULLY AND EMOTIONALLY CRAFTED PLOT BY ON OF MY FAVOURATE INDIAN WRITERS SUDHA MURTY. THIS BOOK HIGHLIGHTS AN TOUCHING STORY OF A GRANDMOTHER AND HER DAUGHTER. UNABLE TO READ A STORY "KASHI YATRE" MAGZINE KARMAVEERA THE GRAND MA REQUESTS HER DAUGHTER TO TEACH HER. SHE TOOK THIS AIM SO SERIOUSLY THAT JUST WITHIN A FEW WEEKS SHE LEARNS THE WHOLE KANNADA TEXT. REFLECTING AND PROVING THAT THERE IS NO AGE BAR FOR LEARNING THE WRITER SUDHA MURTY HAS CREATED A CLASSIC. PERSONALLY SAYING THIS STORY HAS INSPIRED ME TO SUCH AN EXTEND THAT I FEEL TO DO MORE BETTER THA THE PRESENT. A RECOMENDED BOOK FOR EVERYONE...

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Titiksha Bhatia

22-Jul-2017

How i tought my grandmother to read!

This is a lovely book by Sudha Murty! In this story Sudha Murty and her grandparents lived in small a village in north Karnataka. Those days, the transport system was not very good, so hey used to get the morning paper only in afternoon.The weekly magazine used to come one day late. At that time Triveni was a popular writer in Kannada language.Her style was easy to read and very convincing. One of her novels Kashi Yatre, was appearing as a serial in the Kannada weekly Karamveera then. It is the story of an old lady and her ardent desire to go Kashi. Sudha's grandmother Krishtakka never went to school so she could not read. Every wednesday, the magazine would come and 12 year old Sudha would read the nest episode to her grandmother. During that time her grandmother would forget everything and listen with greatest concerntration. Sudha's grandmother never went to Kashi either so she could relate to the protagonist. One day Sudha had to go to a wedding with her cousins. She went their for a couple of days. When she came back she saw her grandmother crying. Sudha talked to her grandmother and asked her why she was crying. So her grandmother told her that she was sad because she was not able to read the next episode of Kashi Yatre. She felt helpless. So her grandmother asked her for help to teach her how to read. The next day onward 12 year old Sudha started giving her grandmother tution. The amount of work her grandmother did was amazing she would read,write and repeat. The Dassara festival came as usual. Her grandmother called her to the pooja at her place. Her grandmother touched her feet. Sudha was shocked because Elders never touch the feet of Youngsters. Her grandmother said to her Im touching the feet of my teacher. Her grandmother gifter her a frock and Sudha gifted her the novel Kashi Yatre. She could read the title Kashi Yatre by Triveni. She was rlly happy.

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