A man dumps his seventy year old father in an old age home declaring him to be a homeless stranger; a tribal chief in the Sahyadri hills teaches the author that there is humility in receiving too; and a sick woman remembers to thank her benefactor even as she is dying. These are just some of the poignant and thought-provoking stories about people from all over the country that Sudha Murty recounts in this book. From incredible example of generosity to the cruelest acts one can expect from men and women, she records everything with very humour and a directness that touches the heart.
First published in 2002, Wise and Other wise has sold over 30,000 copies in English and has been translated into all the major Indian languages. This received edition with a new story is sure to touch the hearts of many more readers and encourage them to evaluate their inner selves and the world around them with new eyes.
About the Author
She was born in 1950 in Shiggaon in North Karnataka. An M.Tech in computer Science, she teaches Computer Science to Postgraduate students. She is also the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written nine novels, four technical books, three travelogues, one collection of short stories and two collections of non fiction pieces, including How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories. Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over 150,000 copies. Wise and otherwise, originally published in English, is now available in Several Indian languages- Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya, Bengali and Kashmiri
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