A story about happiness and solace, trials and tribulations, it’s about four very close friends from college days, who hail from different social backgrounds and possess different psychological temperaments. They are Kamala Kar Rao, Gautham, Maarthaanda and Singaara Muni. Kamala Kar from a conservative family background was always an academically bright student who would become a Post Graduate. A girl from a resourceful business family, extremely goal-oriented, would finally win over him with her strong conviction of family and societal values. Gautham, having been attracted to spirituality would hop from one place to another seeking Spiritual Gurus while intermittently taking care of his agricultural lands. He would ultimately get attracted to a girl from a humble and pious family, thus marrying her. Maarthaanda would, though well-read, becomes a drug peddler and gets jailed in a foreign country, and ultimately gets killed by gunfire while trying to flee. Singaara Muni would become a psychopath and kills his mother for having ditched himself and his Father. He ultimately becomes mentally deranged, and due to his mindless violent deeds gets killed by the security guards of a mental hospital. Both the ladies in the novel are women of great substance with an emotional and honest feel. In short, this novel takes its readers through the temples of the heart where bells chime, winds blow and lamps die.
About the Author
Shakespeare once described the world as an acting stage. Authors of emotional spring would gleefully treat the same world as a blooming garden of motley flowers with different colors.
Pandranki Subramani, the author of Telugu novel HRIDAYA MANDIRAALU,though belongs to vizayanagaram of Andhra Pradesh was actually born in Rangoon Burma under British Raj. After completing his schooling from West Bengal board of secondary education he returned to India at the age of 17 years. With a deep passion for Telugu literature, he started writing short stories and the first one (THELIYANI VILUVALU) was published in the highly prestigious Telugu weekly Andhra Prabha in 1970. Thereafter, his many stories were published in various Telugu monthly and weekly magazines like Andhra Jyothi, Andhra Prabha, Navya, Vaartha, Swathi, Rachana, Vipula, Chatura, and Yuva, receiving many awards and appreciation in various story competitions. His stories were commented upon by eminent literary stalwarts, including winners of Kendra Sahitya Academy and Gnana peeth awards. To his credit the following books were published
• Thella Paavuraalu(White pigeons) – a book of printed short stories
• O Saari Manasu Chepedi Vindamaa! (Should we once listen to what the mind says!) – a book of printed short stories
• Hridaya Mandiraalu (Temples of heart) – Novel published in the monthly magazine of Sahiti Kiranam
• Ninna veechina sande gaali (The evening wind that blew yesterday) – Novel
“”Should such lovely and memorable stories of Pandranki Subramani be confined to only Telugu language? His Telugu stories certainly deserve to be brought in various other Indian Ianguages as well’ – Gnana Peeth winner Dr. Ravuri Bharadwaji Garu on 17-07-2004.
The author hopes his present novel-Hridaya Mandiraalu would be received by Telugu lovers of literature with unhesitating admiration. The author thanks Become Shakespeare publishing house for guiding and helping him in getting the present Telugu novel published