BS Murthy


BS Murthy, b. 27 Aug 1948, 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 besides, Stories Varied - A Book of Short Stories.
His non-fiction works are Puppets of Faith: Theory of communal strife, Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help (in verses with contemporary idiom sans 110 interpolations) and Sundara Kanda: Hanuman’s Odyssey, also in verse.
All these are available at Project Gutenberg Self Publishing Press, Amazon Kindle and other site.
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. that is apart from and including those carried in this site.
BS, a graduate mechanical engineer from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, also interests himself in current affairs, sports, etc. and has an ear for Carnatic and Hindustani classical music. He is a Hyderabad based Surveyor and Loss Assessor since 1986 and is married, to a housewife, with two sons, the elder one a PhD in Finance and the younger a Master in Engineering.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I had started writing articles on management when I was 32-year old but began penning fiction only turning 46
What is the title of your maiden fictional work?
Benign Flame: Saga of Love, which I believe raised the 'novel' bar
Read more of this interview.

Where to find BS Murthy online


Stories Varied - A Book of Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 22,460. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This book of twelve short stories, centered on Indian women, delves into varied possibilities of woman’s life in complex situations arising out of social reengineering.
Sundara Kãnda: Hanuman's Odyssey
Price: Free! Words: 34,990. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Poetry » Epic
Sundara Kãnda the Canto Beautiful of the epic' Valmiki Ramayana' is sought for spiritual solace; many believe that reading Sundara Kãnda or hearing it recited would remove all hurdles and usher in good tidings! Miracles apart, it's in the nature of Sundara Kãnda to inculcate fortitude and generate hope in man for it’s a depiction of how Hanuman goes about his errand against all odds.
Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help
Price: Free! Words: 15,180. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
This modern rendition of Bhagvad-Gita in 591 contemporary verse sans 110 interpolations restores to the ancient philosophical thesis about man's existential crisis its pristine character of integral humanism making it the Treatise of Self-help as Arjuna averred in the end to Krishna ‘Glad O Lord / Gone are doubts, / Sense I gained / With Thy words.' (s73, ch.18).
Puppets of Faith: Theory of Communal Strife
Price: Free! Words: 83,720. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Islamic studies
How is it that the western-educated, non-conformist, Muslim youth all over, not to speak of the fresh converts that too from the Christian world get attracted to fight for Islam and die for it? This novel exercise that delves into this least explored aspect of Islamic ethos has the potential to expand the horizons of the Muslim mind for universal good.
Onto the Stage - Slighted Souls and other stage and radio plays
Price: Free! Words: 52,660. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
A compendium of the author’s stage and radio plays - while 'Slighted Souls' deals with the rebellion of the downtrodden, 'Men at work on Women at work’ is about sexual harassment at work place and even as 'Castle of Despair' is built on the ground of man's urge for success, the radio play 'A Love on Hold' depicts the drama of love and possession.
Prey on the Prowl
Price: Free! Words: 36,330. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Who could have poisoned Ranjit the realtor, Shakeel the Inspector, Pravar the criminal and Natya his accomplice? Well the needle of suspicion tilted towards Pravar that was till he perished with his mate, but then who was the one? Could it be Radha whom Shakeel believes murdered Madhu and his mistress Mala? Or was it Ranjit's spouse Kavya, a la Stockholm Syndrome, takes to Pravar.
Glaring Shadow
Price: Free! Words: 52,030. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Glaring Shadow in a stream of consciousness mode is the self-account of the life and times of a man, who liquidates his immense wealth only to consign it to the flames. The agony and ecstasy of his life as he makes it big in our materialistic world and the way he loses his soul in the bargain, only to regain it when tragedy strikes him makes one ponder over the meaning of success in life.
Crossing the Mirage - Passing through Youth
Price: Free! Words: 55,650. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
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 heart burn, himself was led down the garden path by Kala, doing a "Sathya on Sathya".
Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life
Price: Free! Words: 77,000. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jewel-less Crown is about the rise and fall of the Prabhus, the ambitious Gautam and the conniving Sneha, and the inimical life of their wayward son Suresh as well as his ardent times with the vivacious Vidya that portrays the conflict and resolution arising out of ambition and achievement, intrigue and betrayal, compulsion and compromise, sleaze and scandal, trial and sentence.
Benign Flame: Saga of Love
Price: Free! Words: 117,670. Language: Simple English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
As Roopa’s father couldn't help her become a doctor, she marries Sathyam, hoping that he would help her cause, but when he fails her, feeling used by him, she insensibly seeks lesbian solace in her friend Sandhya’s embrace, eventually losing her heart to Raja Rao, her husband. It's the novel dilemmas of Roopa's love and loss that enable 'Benign Flame' raise the 'novel' bar.

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