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BSMurthy

BS Murthy  

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Schooled in letter-writing, BS Murthy, born 27 Aug 1948, graduated to articulate his managerial ideas in thirty-odd published articles before penning fiction with the ‘novel art’. Beginning with Benign Flame, he fashioned two more ‘plot and character’ driven novels, Jewel-less Crown and Crossing the Mirage before switching over to the narrative non-fiction with Puppets of Faith: theory of communal strife. After versifying the Sanskrit epics, Vyasa’s Bhagvad-Gita (Treatise of self-help) and Valmiki’s Sundara Kãnda (Hanuman’s Odyssey) into English (can be found in World Public Library, Constitution Society, Boloji.com, Vedanta spiritual Library etc.) and shaping two stage plays, Slighted Souls and Men at work on Women at work, he returned to fiction with Glaring Shadow in the stream of consciousness mode and Prey on the Prowl, a crime novel. Back onto the stage, he wrote Castle of Despair and a radio play A love on hold.

His ‘Addendum to Evolution: Origins of the World by Eastern Speculative Philosophy’ was published in The Examined Life On-Line Philosophy Journal, Vol. 05 Issue 18.  

BS, a graduate mechanical engineer from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, is a Hyderabad based Insurance Surveyor and Loss Assessor since 1986. He is married, to a housewife, with two sons, the elder one a PhD in Finance and the younger a Master in Engineering.

 



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Recent Publications:
 
  • Puppets Of Faith : Theory of Communal Strife
  • Benign Flame : Saga of Love
  • Jewel-Less Crown : Saga of Life
  • Crossing the Mirage : Passing Through Youth
  • Sundara Kanda


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    Prey on the Prowl (A Crime Novel)

    By: BS Murthy

    Synopsis Madhu and his mistress Mala were poisoned and Pravar, Mala’s brother, implicates Madhu’s wife Radha in the double murder. Radha seeks Dhruva’s help even as Kavya, rescued by him, takes to her kidnapper Pravar. The series of death by poisoning that follow puzzle Dhruva no end.

    That June evening, the crimson sun gave in to the dark monsoon clouds to let them end its long summer reign over the Deccan skies. What with the thickening clouds thundering in triumph, Dhruva woke up from his siesta, and by the time he moved into the portico of his palatial bungalow at 9, Castle Hills, the skies had opened up to shower its sprawling lawns. It was as if the eagerness of the rainfall matched the longing of the parched soil to receive its fertile mate in a...

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    Onto the Stage : ‘Slighted Souls’ and other stage and radio plays

    By: BS Murthy

    With boundless gratitude to the peerless Chatla Sreeramulu, the director–actor of Telugu theatre, who had opened the wide windows to the grand stage the sneaking view of which enabled me to shape these plays

    Scene – 1 Voice Over: Under the British Raj in India, the self-indulging Nizams of Hyderabad abdicated the administration of their vast principality to doralu, the village heads, letting them turn the areas under their domain into their personal fiefdoms. While the successive Nizams were obsessed with building palaces and acquiring jewelry, the village heads succeeded in ushering in an oppressive era of tyrannical order. Acting as loose cannon from their palatial ...

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    Glaring Shadow : A Stream of Consciousness Novel

    By: BS Murthy

    A consciousness streaming novel containing 30 chapters with appropriate titles.

    "As if to stress upon my loss, another said that the beauty of his life was such that he made a huge difference to the lives of others. It was an article of faith with him that service to humanity lies in inculcating self-belief in people."

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    Puppets Of Faith : Theory of Communal Strife

    By: BS Murthy

    This thought-provoking non fiction novel depicts the ironies of the faiths that affected the fate of the peoples, eclipsed the cultures of communes, altered the course of history and afflicted the politics of the day. It also examines how the sanaatana dharma came to survive in India, in spite of the combined onslaught of Christianity and Islam on Hinduism for over a millennium. In essence, this book is for those who wish to be aware of the follies of their faith and t...

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    Benign Flame : Saga of Love

    By: BS Murthy

    A story of a young woman's love.

    That winter night in the mid-seventies, the Janata Express was racing rhythmically on its tracks towards the coast of Andhra Pradesh. As its headlight pierced the darkness of the fertile plains, the driver honked the horn as though to awake the sleepy environs to the spectacle of the speeding train. On that, in the S-3, were the Ramaiahs with their nine year-old daughter Roopa. Earlier, from Ramavaram, it was in the nick of time that Ramaiah took Janaki to Vellore for ...

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    Jewel-Less Crown : Saga of Life

    By: BS Murthy

    A story of a lifetime.

    “If not for my disorientation, there was no way I would've gone astray,” she said with an apparent regret. “Gautam was no mean a lover for all that. If not a victim of circumstances, I wouldn't have ended up the way I did. Surely, I shouldn't have. True, I am amorous but not amoral at all. Whatever I had undone myself, hurt my man and ruined my son. Now, I think it’s time I help my son at least to get a chance to undo his past.” “I know how hard it is for you,” said ...

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    Crossing the Mirage : Passing Through Youth

    By: BS Murthy

    If passing through youth was like crossing the mirage of life for Chandra and Nithya, it proved to be chasing the mirage of love for Sathya and Prema though for plain Vasavi, Chandra's pitiable sibling, it was the end of the road. As life brings Chandra, who suffers from an inferiority complex for his perceived ugliness, and Nithya, who was bogged down being jilted by Vasu, together, they script their fate of fulfillment. And as poetic justice would have it, Sathya, wh...

    As if all this was not enough for his tender psyche to cope up with, he had to contend with the sternness of the paternal strictness. Thus, it was only time before the seeds of alienation towards his father were sown in his impressionable mind. But the support he got from his sister and the solace he felt in his mother’s lap helped soothe his ruffled feelings a little. In time, he reached the threshold of youth, but couldn’t cross the despair of adolescence. Oblivi...

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    Sundara Kanda

    By: BS Murthy

    If Mahabharata's Bhagvad-Gita is taken as a philosophical guide, Ramayana's Sundara Kãnda is sought for spiritual solace. What is more, many believe that reading Sundara Kãnda or hearing it recited would remove all hurdles and usher in good tidings! Well miracles apart, it's in the nature of Sundara Kãnda to inculcate fortitude and generate hope in one and all. After all, isn't it a depiction of how Hanuman goes about his errand against all odds! Again, won't it portray ...

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    Bhagvad-Gita Treatise of Self-Help

    By: BS Murthy

    In this modern rendition, the beauty of the Sanskrit slokas is reflected in the rythmic flow of the english verse of poetic proportions. Besides, the attendant philosophy of that is Bhagvad-Gita is captured in contemporary idiom for easy comprehension.

    The spiritual ethos and the philosophical outlook that the Bhagvad - Gita postulates paves the way for the liberation of man, who, as Rousseau said, ‘being born free, is everywhere in chains’. But equally it is a mirror of human psychology, which enables man to discern his debilities for appropriate redressal. All the same, the boon of an oral tradition that kept it alive for over two millennia became its bane with the proliferation of interpolations therein. Besides mud...

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