Reasons to read Three Thousand Stitches , Ordinary people Extraordinary lives by Sudha Murthy

Three Thousand Stitches is a collection of inspiring stories by Sudha Murthy, a philanthropist, writer and social worker. The book is based on her personal experiences of working with various sections of society, such as devadasis, sex workers, orphans, beggars, slum dwellers and rural women.

The title of the book refers to one of the stories, where Murthy helps a group of devadasis to learn tailoring and stitching, and eventually free themselves from prostitution.

The book is a must-read for anyone who wants to get inspired by real-life stories of courage, compassion and change. Murthy narrates each story with simplicity, honesty and humor. She also shares some valuable lessons that she learned from her interactions with different people.

Some of the stories that stand out in the book are:

  • How I Taught My Grandmother to Read: A heartwarming story of how Murthy taught her illiterate grandmother to read and write at the age of 62.
  • A Life Unwritten: A touching story of how Murthy helped a young girl named Lalitha to escape from child marriage and pursue her education.
  • No Place Like Home: A humorous story of how Murthy dealt with a pesky mouse in her house in London, and how it made her appreciate her home in India.
  • Wise and Otherwise: A thought-provoking story of how Murthy encountered a woman who pretended to be blind to beg for money, and how it made her question her own assumptions and prejudices.

Three Thousand Stitches is a book that will make you laugh, cry and think. It will also motivate you to make a difference in the world around you. It is a book that celebrates the power of ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

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