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B.S. Murthy

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BS Murthy is an Indian novelist, playwright, short story, non-fiction 'n articles writer, translator, a 'little' thinker and a budding philosopher in ‘Addendum to Evolution: Origins of the World by Eastern Speculative Philosophy’ that was originally published in The Examined Life On-Line Philosophy Journal, Vol. 05 Issue 18, Summer 2004.

Born on 27 Aug 1948 and schooled in letter-writing, by 1983, he started articulating his managerial ideas, in thirty-odd published articles. However, in Oct 1994, he began penning Benign Flame: Saga of Love with the 'novel art' and continued his fictional endeavors in ‘plot and character’ driven novels, Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life and Crossing the Mirage: Passing through youth.

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B.S. Murthy While I was at at it, I didn't encounter any writing blocks but I've ceased writing after creating eight books and trans-creating two more for I've no…moreWhile I was at at it, I didn't encounter any writing blocks but I've ceased writing after creating eight books and trans-creating two more for I've nothing more to write for creativity has its limits and enthusiasm too wanes. (less)
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My ‘Novel’ Account of Human Possibility

Whenever I look at my body of work of ten books, the underlying human possibility intrigues me no end, and why not. I was born into a land-owning family in a remote village of Andhra Pradesh in India that is after the British had folded their colonial tents from there, but much before the rural education mechanism was geared up. It was thus the circumstances of my birth enabled me to escape from t Read more of this blog post »
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Puppets of Faith: Theory of communal strife (A critical appraisal of Islamic faith, Indian polity ‘n more) (History)
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Description: On one hand, this ‘book of logic ‘n reasoning’ appraises the Islamic faith shaped by the sublimity of Muhammad's preaching in Mecca and the severity of his sermons in Medina, which together make it Janus-faced to bedevil the minds of the Musalmans. That apart, aided by “I’m Ok – You’re Ok”, the path-breaking work of Thomas A. Harris and Roland E Miller’s “Muslim Friends–Their Faith and Feeling”, this work for the first time ever, psycho-analyses the imperatives of the Muslim upbringing that has the potential to turn a faithful and a renegade alike into a fidayēn. On the other hand, this work, besides appraising the monumental rise and the decadent fall of Hindu intellectualism, analyses how the sanātana dharma came to survive in India, in spite of the combined onslaught of Islam and the Christianity on Hinduism for over a millennium. Also, besides providing a panoramic view of the Indian history, this thought-provoking book appraises the way Gandhi, Nehru, Patel, Azad, Ambedkar, Indira Gandhi, Narasimha Rao, Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi et al made or unmade the post-colonial India. Possibly in a new genre this free eBook is a book for our times. Links to this free ebook Google Bookshttps://books.google.co.in/books?id=UhrWDwAAQBAJ&dq=puppets+of+faith&source=gbs_navlinks_sid=UhrWDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing Press http://self.gutenberg.org/eBooks/WPLBN0002827707-Puppets-Of-Faith--Theory-of-Communal-Strife-by-Murthy-B-S-.aspx?
Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of self-help (Health, Mind & Body)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 14, 2020 11:28PM
Description: Bhagavad-Gita is the most beautiful, perhaps the only true philosophical song existing in any known tongue’ so opined William von Humboldt. In this modern rendition, the beauty of the Sanskrit slokas is reflected in the rhythmic flow of the English verse of poetic proportions in modern idiom even as the attendant philosophy of the song that is the Gita is captured in contemporary idiom for easy comprehension. The general consensus is that the in vogue Gita of 700 slokas has many an interpolation in it, but no meaningful attempt has ever been made to delve into the nature and extent, not to speak of the effect of these on the Hindu society at large. The methodical codification of interpolations carried out here puts the true character of Gita in proper perspective. Identified here are hundred and ten slokas of deviant nature and or of partisan character, the source of so much misunderstanding about this book extraordinary, in certain sections of the Hindu fold. In the long run, exposing and expunging these mischievous insertions is bound to bring in new readers from these quarters to this over two millennia old classic besides altering the misconceptions of the existing adherents. Links to this free ebook Google Books https://books.google.co.in/books?id=zRrWDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing Press http://self.gutenberg.org/eBooks/WPLBN0002097652-Bhagvad-Gita-Treatise-of-Self-Help-by-Murthy-B-S-.aspx? Wattpad https://www.wattpad.com/story/175243281-bhagvad-gita-treatise-of-self-help Link to the audiobook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vFU3-LD4iM&t=3462s
Sundara Kãnda - Hanuman's Odyssey (Religion & Spirituality)
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Description: While 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 how Seetha, on the verge of self-immolation, overcomes despair to see life in a new light? Besides, how Hanuman's Odyssey paves the way for Rama to rescue his kidnapped wife! One is bound to be charmed by the rhythm of the verse and the flow of the narrative in this sloka to sloka transcreation of Valmiki's adi kavya - the foremost poetical composition in the world. After all, it was the saga of Rama that inspired Valmiki the barbarian to spiritualize the same as Ramayana in classical Sanskrit! Links to this free ebook Google Books https://books.google.co.in/books?id=wBzWDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false Project gutenberg Self-Publishing Press http://self.gutenberg.org/eBooks/WPLBN0002097653-Sundara-Kanda-Hanuman-s-Odyssey-by-Murthy-B-S-.aspx? Wattpad https://www.wattpad.com/story/174650559-sundara-k%C3%A3nda-hanuman%27s-odyssey Audio book (Ravan's encounter with Seetha, an excerpt from the book) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MeNFFaLxqw&t=32s
Benign Flame: Saga of Love (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 14, 2020 10:57PM
Description: Roopa marries Sathyam, hoping that he would help her become a doctor but as he fails her, feeling let down, she insensibly seeks lesbian solace in her friend Sandhya’s embrace. Soon, in a dramatic sequence of events, Tara, a suave call girl, tries to rope Roopa into her calling; Roopa herself loses her heart to Sandhya's beau Raja Rao, and Prasad, her husband’s friend falls for her. And as Prasad begins to induce Sathyam to be seduced by whores to worm his way into her affections, Roopa finds herself in a dilemma. But as fate puts Raja Rao into Roopa’s arms in such a way as to lend novelty to fiction, this ‘novel’ nuances man-woman chemistry on one hand, and portrays woman-woman empathy on the other. Who said the novel is dead; 'Benign Flame' raises the bar as vouched by - The plot is quite effective and it’s a refreshing surprise to discover that the story will not trace a fall into disaster for Roopa, given that many writers might have habitually followed that course with a wife who strays into extramarital affairs - Spencer Critchley, Literary Critic, U.S.A. The author has convinced the readers that love is something far beyond the marriage tie and the fulfillment of love can be attained without marriage bondage. The author has achieved a minor revolution without any paraphernalia of revolution in the fourth part of the novel – The Quest, India. The author makes free use of – not interior monologue as such, but – interior dialogue of the character with the self, almost resembling the dramatic monologue of Browning. Roopa, Sandhya, Raja Rao and Prasad to a considerable extent and Tara and Sathyam to a limited degree indulge in rationalization, trying to analyse their drive sand impulses – The Journal of Indian Writing in English. Links to this free ebook Google Books https://books.google.co.in/books?id=thnWDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false Wattpad https://www.wattpad.com/story/174462304-benign-flame-saga-of-love
Crossing the Mirage - Passing through youth (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 14, 2020 10:54PM
Description: 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, who caused Prema's heartburn, himself was led down the garden path by Kala, doing a "Sathya on Sathya". Just not that, life has in store just deserts for Vasu owing to Nithya's retribution as he tries to stalk her. Besides, after many a fictional twist and turn, the way the story ends, challenges the perception that fact is stranger than fiction. . Official book review at OnlineBookClub.org http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=33864#p553915 Links to this free ebook Google Books https://books.google.co.in/books?id=EBnWDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false Project gutenberg Self-Publishing Presshttp://self.gutenberg.org/eBooks/WPLBN0002827431-Crossing-the-Mirage--Passing-Through-Youth-by-Murthy-B-S-.aspx? Wattpad https://www.wattpad.com/story/61405823-crossing-the-mirage-passing-through-youth
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“What difference does a New Year make for me but for the change of the calendar?’ said Roopa gravely.”
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“What difference does a New Year make for me but for the change of the calendar?’ said Roopa gravely.”
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