Onto the Stage: 'Slighted Souls' and other stage and radio plays

By BS Murthy

General fiction, Action & adventure, Women's fiction, Romance, Comedy & satire | eBook


This is a compendium of three stage plays and a radio play shaped on the Indian social stage. 'Slighted Souls' is a poignant love story played out in the rural Telangana, beset with feudal exploitation of the downtrodden dalits, who're forced by the land owning doras to toil in the fields as bonded labor without impunity, and what's worse, their womenfolk were exploited as sex slaves in the former's gadis. It's these excesses, in time, that lead to an armed rebellion of the oppressed, dubbed as Naxalism. agaisnt their oppressors with tragic consequences for both. "Men at work on Women at work" is a tragic-comic episode depicting the fallout of sexual harassment at the workplace in the Indian urban setting with its traditional cultural underpinnings. "Castle of Despair", built on the slippery ground of man's innate urge for one-upmanship, portrays its facade of falsity on the grand stage of human tragedy. The radio play, "Love on Hold", lends voice to the felt anxieties of a man and a woman as their old flame gets rekindled felt and the dilemmas of possession faced by the couple in a conservative cultural background. This is a free ebook.


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This is a compendium of three stage plays and a radio play shaped on the Indian social stage. 'Slighted Souls' is a poignant love story played out in the rural Telangana, beset with feudal exploitation of the downtrodden dalits, who're forced by the land owning doras to toil in the fields as bonded labor without impunity, and what's worse, their womenfolk were exploited as sex slaves in the former's gadis. It's these excesses, in time, that lead to an armed rebellion of the oppressed, dubbed as Naxalism. agaisnt their oppressors with tragic consequences for both. "Men at work on Women at work" is a tragic-comic episode depicting the fallout of sexual harassment at the workplace in the Indian urban setting with its traditional cultural underpinnings. "Castle of Despair", built on the...


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Schooled in letter-writing, BS Murthy, born 27 Aug 1948, graduated to articulate his managerial ideas in thirty-odd published articles before penning fiction with the ‘novel art’. Beginning with Benign Flame: Saga of Love, he fashioned two more ‘plot and character’ driven novels, Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life and Crossing the Mirage: Passing through youth before switching over to the narrative non-fiction with Puppets of Faith: Theory of Communal Strife. After versifying the Sanskrit epics, Vyasa’s Bhagvad-Gita (Treatise of self-help) and Valmiki’s Sundara Kãnda (Hanuman’s Odyssey) in contemporary English verse (can also be found in Constitution Society.com, Boloji.com, Vedanta Spiritual Library, gatewayforindia.com etc.) and ascending Onto the Stage - Slight Souls and other stage and radio plays, he returned to fiction in the stream of consciousness mode with Glaring Shadow - A stream of consciousness novel and Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Novel. And finally he reached the short story horizon with Stories Varied - A Book of Short Stories.


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Schooled in letter-writing, BS Murthy, born 27 Aug 1948, graduated to articulate his managerial ideas in thirty-odd published articles before penning fiction with the ‘novel art’. Beginning with Benign Flame: Saga of Love, he fashioned two more ‘plot and character’ driven novels, Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life and Crossing the Mirage: Passing through youth before switching over to the narrative no...


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