So often, it’s the simplest acts of courage that touch the lives of others. Sudha Murty-through the exceptional work of the Infosys Foundation as well as through her own youth, family life and travels-encounters many such stories. And she tells them here in ‘Three Thousand Stitches’ her characteristically clear-eyed, warm-hearted way. She talks candidly about the meaningful impact of her work in the devadasi community. Her trials and tribulations as the only female student in her engineering college and the unexpected and inspiring consequences of her father’s kindness.
From the quiet joy of discovering the reach of Indian cinema and the origins of Indian vegetables to the shallowness of judging others based on appearances. These are everyday struggles and victories, large and small. Unmasking both the beauty and ugliness of human nature, each of the real-life stories in this collection is reflective of a life lived with grace.
Sudha Murty is a prolific writer in English and Kannada. She has written novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories and non-fictional pieces, and several bestselling titles for children. Her books have been translate into all the major Indian languages. Sudha Murty is the recipient of the R.K. Narayan Award for Literature. She received the Padma Shri in 2006, the Attimabbe Award from the Government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature in 2011, the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Crossword Book Awards and the Padma Bhushan in 2023. She has also received ten honorary doctorates.
Sudha Murty weaves magical tales and especially enjoys writing for young readers. A generation of children has grown up reading her books. And her stories have been include in textbooks across schools in India.
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