Three Thousand Stitches – Sudha Murty

Sudha Murty is an Indian author and she writes in Kannada, Marathi, and English. She is an engineering teacher, and also the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. She is also a social worker ad continuously working for the betterment of the society. Her writings always have that backdrop of Indian culture and the deep-rooted societal issues. She is the inspiration for many in numerous ways. I always admire her for her intelligence, dedication, humbleness, and simplicity.



Mahashweta was the first book that I read of Sudha Murty Ji and that was one pleasant read for me and also my all-time favorite from her. After that, I read a few more books of her and loved them equally. I recently picked up “Three Thousand Stitches” by her for #sudhamurtyreadathon organized by the_kitaab_khaana (Urvi), and I am glad I did that.

This book is categorized under the nonfiction genre and here Sudha Ji has shared a few of her challenging and inspirational moment from her journey. This started with taking a stand again Devdasi system of our society then went through her college days, her father’s transfer, beginning of Infosys foundation and so many more.

What I really loved about this book was, though being a non-fiction, this book comes as a compilation of short stories. Every story is unique and different in its own way and not a single story was related. You can actually read this book without following the sequential chapters.

The second thing that made me glued to this book was the Indian culture. While reading this book and her on-point, crisp narration I actually felt like m moving to each and every city or village of India along with her and exploring their culture, their language, and beliefs.

I’ve always admired Sudha Ji for her struggles and achievements and the good things she is doing for the society. This book was appropriate to satisfy the appetite of her admirer inside me.


Below are a few of my favorite lines from the book –

Class does not mean possession of huge amount of money. You may be rich enough to buy comforts and luxuries, but the same money doesn’t define a class or give you the ability to purchase it. The concept that you automatically gain class by acquiring money is an outdated thought process.


One of life’s goals is the ability to understand human nature and rise a fellow being from rock bottom to becoming a useful member of society. We all lose a few battles in our lives, but we can win the war.

There is always hope


This is a little book of happiness, hope, courage, struggle, positivity, motivation, and inspiration. You can open any chapter, at any time, whenever you are feeling low or want to read something light yet insightful. This book will never disappoint you. Every chapter is unique in its own way and imparts an all together different sets of learnings for the readers.


Do check this book out and others as well from the author.

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