Sudha Murthy is a narrator, not a story teller. Her books are meaningful, philosophical but most importantly real. Though the stories in the book are not written by Sudha Murthy herself, stories selected by her give you the same feeling you would have got reading her own stories. Stories are wonderfully woven covering the different types of issues faced by the people in the society. These stories make you believe in humanity.
The inspiring true stories of the interesting people leave a permanent impression on us. Something Happened on the Way to Heaven is a collection of twenty such unforgettable true life stories selected by Sudha Murty from a contest run by Penguin, they capture the hope, faith, kindness and joy that life is full of, even as we make our way through the daily grind.
This is a collection that will captivate and amuse every reader who believes in the goodness of the human heart. In this book the stories are inspiring and uplift the mind of the reader. Something Happened on the Way to Heaven is a collection of short stories which drifts you into the lives of various people going through Childhood, Young Adulthood, Societal Issues, Morals, Choices, Middle Age, Old Age and the inevitable one “Death”. This book is easily available on Amazon.in.
About the author
The book is the joint effort of contributing Authors: Bhaswar Mukherjee, Saurabh Kumar, Dhrishti Dasgupta, Supriya Unni Nair, Satyarth Nayak, Jimmy Mathew, Vibha Lohani, Rajesh Pooppotte, Swaha Bhattacharya, Rishi Vohra, Neelamani Sutar, Subhobrata, Pushkar Pande, Nalini Chandran, Praveen P. Gopinath, Neha Garg, Ila Gautam, Tulika Dubey, Shantanu Bhowmick and Tapan Mukherjeeand is finally edited by Sudha Murthy. Sudha is recognized for her social work and life inspiring short stories which will always leave you gasping for more. Sudha Murty was born in 1950 in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. She did her MTech in computer science and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. She is a creative writer in English and Kannada and has written novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories and non-fictional pieces and four books for children. Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages. Sudha Murty was the recipient of the R.K. Narayan Award for Literature and the Padma Shri in 2006 and the Attimabbe Award from the government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature in 2011.