With rhythm of its verse and the flow of the narrative this over 3,000 sloka to sloka transcreation of the foremost poetical composition in the world, Hanuman's Odyssey that paves the way for Rama to rescue his kidnapped wife is bound to charm the readers and listeners alike. Interestingly, as the following verses illustrates, it was the forerunner of the magic realism of our times – “Gripped she then him by shadow / Cast which Hanuman coast to coast; Recalled he in dismay then / What Sugreev said at outset / That one fiend had aptitude / To grip its prey by mere shadow.”
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About the Author
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.
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.