BS Murthy
Member since Saturday, 23 January 2016
Country: India

B. 27 Aug 1948, BS, is the author of Benign Flame: Saga of Love, Jewel-less Crown:: Saga of Life, Crossing the Mirage: Passing through youth (plot and character driven novels all), Glaring Shadow: A stream of consciousness novel, Prey on the Prowl: A Crime Novel and Onto the Stage: 'Slighted Souls' and other stage and radio plays.

His fiction was an outcome of his conviction that for it to impact readers, it should be the soulful rendering of characters rooted in their native soil but not the hotchpotch of local and foreign caricatures sketched on a hybrid canvas.

His non-fiction works are Puppets of Faith: Theory of communal strife, Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help (sans 110 interpolations in verses with contemporary idiom) and Sundara Kănda: Hanuman’s Odyssey, also in verse, all available as free e-books in umpteen sites including Project Gutenberg Self-publishing Press and obooko,com

Besides articles on general management (The Hindu), materials management (Purchase) general insurance (The Insurance Times) and literary/social subjects (Triveni,) he contributed ‘Addendum to Evolution: Origins of the World by Eastern Speculative Philosophy’ to The Examined Life On-Line Philosophy Journal, Vol. 05 Issue 18.

List of books

With the rhythm of the verse and the flow of the original narrative, this is a sloka to sloka transcreation of "Sundara Kānda" the Canto Beautiful of Valmiki Ramayana,the foremost poetic work.
Spiritual
 
70
Unfolding the compelling saga of Roopa’s love and loss, governed by the vicissitudes of life, this 'novel' nuances man-woman chemistry on one hand, and portrays woman-woman empathy on the other.
Literary Fiction
 
38
Besides critically analysing the janus-faced Islamic cult Islam shaped by Muhammad, this book logically analyses how the one millennia alien rule of India afflicted the psycheof its Hindus.
Non Fiction
 
36
This ‘novel of a memoir’,in a stream of consciousness, is the self-account of a man's life and times as he makes it big in our materialistic world, and the way he loses his soul in the bargain.
Literary Fiction
 
32
This fascinating saga of life exemplifies the material raise and the moral fall of Gautam and Sneha and also the poignant end of the latter and the spiritual rise of the former that is after the fall.
Literary Fiction
 
31
Besides picturing the stymie of Chandra’s self-perceived ugliness, this depicts Nithya’s plight brought about by Vasu’s jilting and Prema’s dejection occasioned by Sathya’s juvenile delinquency.
Literary Fiction
 
27
Radha, an alleged poisoner on the run, gatecrashes into Detective Dhruva's life and when, Kavya, whom he rescues from her kidnapper, joins him, the tussle of love triangle overlaps a series of murders
Crime
 
27
Bhagvad -Gita is the most beautiful, perhaps the only true philosophical song existing in any known tongue, said William von Humboldt, who penned seven-hundred verses in its parise.
Self-help
 
19
This book of twelve short stories, centered on Indian women, delves into varied possibilities of woman’s life in complex situations arising out of Indian social reengineering.
Short Stories
 
12
'Slighted Souls' is about the rebellion of the downtrodden, 'Men at work on Women at work’ is of sexual harassment at work place and 'Castle of Despair is built on the ground of man's urge for success
Drama
 
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