Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life

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This fascinating saga of life exemplifies the material raise and moral fall of Gautam and Sneha and also the poignant end of the latter and the spiritual rise of the former that is after the fall. Besides, this piquant story depicts the tragic life of their son Suresh Prabhu and his eventual redemption through love for and of Vidya.
If ever chapter headings could be pointers to the story of a novel, as it unfolds, perhaps this is the case.
Book One, Artha and Kama, is about conflict and resolution arising out of ambition and achievement, intrigue and betrayal, compulsion and compromise, sleaze and scandal, trial and sentence and regret and remorse spread over eighteen chapters - Party Gone Sour, Trauma at Tihar, Mind of the Maligned, Twist at Tis-Hazari, Trial in Camera, Dilemma of Qualms, Moment of Reckoning, End within end, Vestiges of Prestige, High on Rebound, Bellows of Delhi, Dicing with Life, Spidering Spadework, Loss to Order, Daring the Fate, victims of Deceit, baring the Soul and Garland of Guilt.
Book Two, Dharma and Moksha, portrays the possibilities of life through repentance and recompense, hope and love, and compassion and contribution leading to the spirituality of materialism in twelve chapters - Bliss of Being, Collage of Crime, Domain of the Devil, Renaissance of Life, Sprouts of Love, Despair of Hope, Turn at the Bend, Amity of Empathy, Day to Remember, Spirituality of Materialism, Sense of Reincarnation and Epilogue.

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Party Gone Sour

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Jewel-less Crown - Saga of life BS Murthy ISBN 81-901911-6-0 copyright © 2004 BS Murthy This improved E-book edition is ... Read Chapter

Trauma at Tihar

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Trauma at Tihar When Suresh Prabhu was produced before the metropolitan magistrate, he appeared disjointed. That was the day after hi... Read Chapter

Mind of the Maligned

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Mind of the Maligned While Suresh turned to God in the gaol, Mehrotra answered his prayers in his study. As Gautam gave him a blank c... Read Chapter

Twist at Tees Hazari

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Twist at Tees Hazari The concerned and the curious alike thronged to the gates of Tees Hazari to witness the trial of the Mehrauli Mu... Read Chapter

Trial in Camera

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Trial in Camera With Paranjape’s plea for a trial in camera began the post-lunch proceedings in the Judge’s chambers. He averred ... Read Chapter

Dilemma of Qualms

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Dilemma of Qualms On their way back to his place in Gautam’s Rolls Royce, Mehrotra was mad with Suresh for undoing his hard work. ... Read Chapter

Moment of Reckoning

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Moment of Reckoning ‘What a life it has been!’ Sneha found herself thinking after Dr. Gupta had left. ‘Oh, how it had shadowed ... Read Chapter

End within the End

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End within the End When Gautam woke up to Sneha's death in dismay, impelled by their paradoxical togetherness, he felt like following... Read Chapter

Vestiges of Prestige

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Vestiges of Prestige Once upon a time, the hollowed stock of the Prabhus was an envied lot in Amalapuram. While their palatial bungal... Read Chapter

High on Rebound

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High on Rebound In his search for someone better than the one who had spurned him, Gautam rejected match after match. Well, as his ey... Read Chapter

Bellows of Delhi

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Bellows of Delhi But, once in Delhi, the Gautams felt like fish out of water. The smell of the place, full of airs put on by all and ... Read Chapter

Dicing with Life

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Dicing with Life It was the fears of the powers that be that gave Gautam the idea of manipulating them for furthering his personal gr... Read Chapter

Spidering Spadework

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Spidering Spadework In his quest for success, Gautam had realized that one needs either to be a pioneer or propped up by a godfather ... Read Chapter

Loss to Order

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Loss to Order Though the Gautams managed to cross the threshold of middle-class meagerness, their top-drawer lifestyle began to tell ... Read Chapter

Daring the Fate

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Daring the Fate Having catered to Sneha’s whims on Ocean Organics, Gautam began to address his fancies about Global Facilitators. L... Read Chapter

Victims of Deceit

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Victims of Deceit Gautam’s gambit sent shock waves across the Atlantic. The US fertilizers major, Continental Chemicals Inc., becam... Read Chapter

Baring the Soul

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Baring the Soul When Gautam was done with his painful confession, time seemed to have come to a standstill to witness the interactive... Read Chapter

Garland of Guilt

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Garland of Guilt Soon, under the shadows of Sneha’s death, Suresh’s trial was on course at the Tees-Hazari. At the behest of the ... Read Chapter

Bliss of Being

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Book Two - Dharma and Moksha Bliss of Being Gautam’s search for a guru ended in Annavaram. When he reached Vanaprastham there, ... Read Chapter

Collage of Crime

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Collage of Crime Lodged at the Tihar as a lifer, Suresh had realized that the reprieve he got would come to naught if he were to carr... Read Chapter

Domain of the Devil

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Domain of the Devil When at length, Suresh was finding his moorings at Tihar; Subba Rau was brought in to a near stampede there. Why ... Read Chapter

Renaissance of Life

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Renaissance of Life Stirred by Subba Rau’s intellectualism, Suresh pondered over his right to live after having snuffed out Shanti'... Read Chapter

Sprouts of Love

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Sprouts of Love Following Suresh with her eyes, Vidya thought about swamiji’s benign gesture to him that she had heard about. She f... Read Chapter

Despair of Hope

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Despair of Hope Pushed by the import of his own photograph, Suresh landed in the right bed in seven years. But, before his body could... Read Chapter

Turn at the Bend

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Turn at the Bend Rama Rao came from a respected family that lived by the imagery of its past glory. By the time he got his Fellowship... Read Chapter

Amity of Empathy

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Amity of Empathy Next morning, when the creeping hot rays woke up Suresh, he opened the door to thank the sun for the wake-up call. B... Read Chapter

A Day to Remember

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A Day to Remember The wedding that the whole of Annavaram talked about for long took place at sunrise that day in the precincts of th... Read Chapter

Spirituality of Materialism

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Spirituality of Materialism As if in appreciation of Suresh's anticipation, the Captain soon released the landing gear over Palam. On... Read Chapter

Sense of Reincarnation

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Sense of Reincarnation Letting Vidya have a view of the classrooms of love, Suresh took her round Misty Nest. “How I wish guruj... Read Chapter

Epilogue

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Epilogue Over time, with the assorted pursuits of the Prabhu clan, as they came to be known in time, Misty Nest became a beehive of a... Read Chapter

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