Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Nonfiction

Age Recommended: 12 and up

The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk is a book full of heartwarming experiences of the author, Sudha Murty.

This short story collection gives you a firsthand view of the different people in the world.

Each short story also has an amazing takeaway and I hope that you will read these.

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My favorite one: The three ponds- Bhagavathi

There is an empty pond in a village.  The people are very thirsty. The pond will never have water unless a daughter-in-law goes into the water and prays to the goddess. There is a wealthy man who has three sons but no daughters. His youngest son is off to fight in the war.

The people of the village come to him and ask that he let his youngest daughter-in-law walk into the pond so that they may have water. The wealthy man is very angry at this proposal and refuses immediately.

None of the people notice the daughter-in-law, Bhagavathi, listening to their every word. Who will save her from making the ultimate sacrifice to save her village?

If you are captivated by this book, you can buy it here: The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk: Life Stories from Here and There