Publish With Us

Follow Penguin

Follow Penguinsters

Follow Hind Pocket Books

The Mother I Never Knew

The Mother I Never Knew

Two Novellas

Sudha Murty
Select Preferred Format
<
Buying Options
Paperback / Hardback
Ebooks

What secrets lurk in a family’s past—and how important are they in the here and now?
Sudha Murty’s new book comprises two novellas that explore two quests by two different men—both for mothers they never knew they had.
Venkatesh, a bank manager, stumbles upon his lookalike one fine day. When he probes further, he discovers his father’s hidden past, which includes an abandoned wife and child. Ventakesh is determined to make amends to his impoverished stepmother—but how can he repay his father’s debt?
Mukesh, a young man, is shocked to realize after his father’s death that he was actually adopted. He sets out to find his biological mother, but the deeper he delves, the more confused he is about where his loyalties should lie: with the mother who gave birth to him, or with the mother who brought him up.
The Mother I Never Knew is a poignant, dramatic book that reaches deep into the human heart to reveal what we really feel about those closest to us.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Jul/2014

ISBN: 9780143422259

Length : 216 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

The Mother I Never Knew

Two Novellas

Sudha Murty

What secrets lurk in a family’s past—and how important are they in the here and now?
Sudha Murty’s new book comprises two novellas that explore two quests by two different men—both for mothers they never knew they had.
Venkatesh, a bank manager, stumbles upon his lookalike one fine day. When he probes further, he discovers his father’s hidden past, which includes an abandoned wife and child. Ventakesh is determined to make amends to his impoverished stepmother—but how can he repay his father’s debt?
Mukesh, a young man, is shocked to realize after his father’s death that he was actually adopted. He sets out to find his biological mother, but the deeper he delves, the more confused he is about where his loyalties should lie: with the mother who gave birth to him, or with the mother who brought him up.
The Mother I Never Knew is a poignant, dramatic book that reaches deep into the human heart to reveal what we really feel about those closest to us.

Buying Options
Paperback / Hardback
Ebooks

Sudha Murty

Sudha Murty was born in 1950 in Shiggaon, in north Karnataka. She did her MTech in computer science. She is the founder of Infosys
Foundation and is currently the chairperson of the Murty Trust.

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 translated 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.

She 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 included in textbooks across schools in India.

Sudha Murty’s Gift of Stories for Every Reader!

Today we celebrate 73 years of the iconic Sudha Murty, India’s beloved author, whose stories have touched hearts far and wide. This collection brings together her illustrious tales filled with characters that feel like friends and lessons that linger long after the pages are turned. So whether you’re new to her work or a dedicated […]

error: Content is protected !!