ByBS Murthy

Apr 13, 2023

Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life

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It’s perilous penning this blurb.
It’s fine when man is modest about his work.
It even affords him the aura of an invisible crown!
But what about his work?
Were it an art or craft, it is there for all to see.
What of a literary work of an unheralded author?
Well, lauding the same might raise one’s eyebrows.
Failing to praise wouldn’t make a ‘jewel-less crown’ either!
Why not see, if this is the great Indian novel.
This is the story of the rise and fall of an ambitious man, the decline, and the decay of his conniving wife, the trials, and tribulations of their wayward son as well as the grit and gall of a spirited woman, who enters into his life.
This depiction of their life and times not only pictures the facets of ambition and achievement, intrigue and betrayal, compulsion and compromise, sleaze and scandal, trial and sentence, but also portrays the possibilities of repentance and resolution, love and empathy coupled with compassion and contribution, leading to the spirituality of materialism, and that makes it the saga of our times.
The story of a lifetime, truly.


Book One: Artha ‘n Kama
Chapter1: Party Gone Sour
Chapter2: Trauma at Tihar
Chapter 3: Mind of the Maligned
Chapter 4: Twist at Tis-Hazari
Chapter 5: Trial in Camera
Chapter 6: Dilemma of Qualms
Chapter 7: Moment of Reckoning
Chapter 8: End within end
Chapter 9: Vestiges of Prestige
Chapter 10: High on Rebound
Chapter 11: Bellows of Delhi
Chapter 12: Dicing with Life
Chapter 13: Spidering Spadework
Chapter 14: Loss to Order
Chapter 15: Daring the Fate
Chapter 16: Victims of Deceit
Chapter 17: Baring the Soul
Chapter 18: Garland of Guilt

Book Two : Dharma ‘n Moksha
Episode 1: Bliss of Being
Episode 2: Collage of Crime
Episode 3: Domain of the Devil
Episode 4: Renaissance of Life
Episode 5: Sprouts of Love
Episode 6: Despair of Hope
Episode 7: Turn at the Bend
Episode 8: Amity of Empathy
Episode 9: A Day to Remember
Episode 10: Spirituality of Materialism
Episode 11: Sense of Reincarnation

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By BS Murthy

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, he articulated his managerial ideas in thirty-odd published articles, and later he penned Benign Flame: Saga of Love, Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life, Crossing the Mirage: Passing through youth (plot and character driven novels), Glaring Shadow: A stream of consciousness novel, Prey on the Prowl: A Crime Novel, Stories Varied: A Book of Short Stories and Onto the Stage: Slighted Souls and other stage and radio plays. His other books are Puppets of Faith: Theory of Communal Strife (novel non-fiction) and translations in verses Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help and Sundara Kanda: Hanuman’s Odyssey. Then entering the arena of non-fiction with a ‘novel’ narrative in , possibly a new genre, he ventured into the zone of translations for versifying the Sanskrit epics, Vyasa’s Bhagvad-Gita (Treatise of self-help) and Valmiki’s in contemporary English idiom. Later, ascending Onto the Stage with Slight Souls and other stage and radio plays, he returned to fictional form with and to finally reach the short story horizon with Stories Varied - A Book of Short Stories. While all his fiction had emanated from 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 alien caricatures sketched on a hybrid canvas, all his body of work was borne out of his passion for writing, matched only by his love for language. His body of work as above is in the public domain as free ebooks

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