About the author

BS Murthy

<p>Born 27 Aug 1948 and schooled in letter writing, I&rsquo;m the author of&nbsp;<em>Benign Flame: Saga of Love,&nbsp;Jewel-less Crown:: Saga of Life,&nbsp;C</em>rossing<em>&nbsp;</em><em>the Mirage:</em>&nbsp;<em>Passing through youth (</em>plot and character driven novels all),&nbsp;<em>Glaring Shadow: A stream of consciousness novel,</em>&nbsp;<em>Prey on the Prowl: A Crime Novel&nbsp;</em>and<em>&nbsp;</em><em>Onto the Stage: &#39;Slighted Souls&#39; and other stage and radio plays besides Stories Varied &ndash; A Book of short Stories. </em>All these were borne out of my conviction&nbsp;that for fiction to impact readers, it should be the soulful rendering of characters rooted in their native soil but not the&nbsp;hotchpotch&nbsp;of&nbsp;local and foreign caricatures sketched on a hybrid canvas. :&nbsp; http://www.gutenberg.us/authors/bsmurthy</p><p></p><p>My non-fiction works are&nbsp;<em>Puppets of Faith: Theory of communal strife, Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help&nbsp;</em>(sans 110 interpolations in verses with contemporary idiom)<em>&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>Sundara K&atilde;nda:</em>&nbsp;<em>Hanuman&rsquo;s Odyssey,&nbsp;</em>also in verse. My audio rendition of my Bhagvad&ndash;Gita and an excerpt from my <em>Sundara K&atilde;nda</em> can be heard on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vFU3-LD4iM&nbsp; / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MeNFFaLxqw</p><p></p><p>Besides articles on general management (<em>The Hindu</em>), materials management&nbsp;<em>(Purchase)&nbsp;</em>general insurance<em>&nbsp;</em>(<em>The Insurance Times</em>)<em>&nbsp;</em>and<em>&nbsp;</em>literary/social subjects (<em>Triveni</em>,) I had contributed &lsquo;Addendum to Evolution: Origins of the World by Eastern Speculative Philosophy&rsquo; to&nbsp;<em>The Examined Life On-Line Philosophy Journal</em>, Vol. 05 Issue 18, Summer 2004, republished in Academia. edu. https://www.academia.edu/21434144/Addendum_to_Evolution_Origins_of_the_World</p><p></p>