Authors: Amish Tripathi
Tags: #Fantasy Fiction
The Immortals of Meluha
‘Shiva rocks. Just how much Shiva rocks the imagination is made grandiosely obvious in
The Immortals of Meluha
... Shiva’s journey from cool dude... to Mahadev... is a reader’s delight... What really engages is the author’s crafting of Shiva, with almost boy-worship joy’
— The Times of India
‘The story is gripping and well-paced. An essentially mythological story written in a modern style, the novel creates anticipation in the readers mind and compels one to read with great curiosity till the end. The end however is a cliff-hanger and leaves one thirsting for more.’
— Business World
‘Amongst the top 5 books recommended by Brunch... the story is fascinating.’
— The Hindustan Times
‘...has philosophy as its underlying theme but is racy enough to give its readers the adventure of a lifetime.’
— The Hindu
‘Amongst the list of favourite holiday books of 2010. A fast paced story, you are bound to read it cover to cover in one sitting.’
— The Deccan Chronicle
‘Much before the box-office verdict on
became apparent, Indian readers gave a thumbs-up to The
Immortals Of Meluha.
Its author Amish, an IIM graduate, created a delightful mix of mythology and history by making Lord Shiva the hero of his trilogy. The first part has been on the Indian bestseller charts for quite some time now.’
— The Indian Express
The Immortals of Meluha
is a political commentary with messages for our world and a hope that since they flow from the Mahadev himself, they will find greater acceptance. Be it the interpretation of Shiva’s battle cry — Har Har Mahadev as Every man a Mahadev or the valour of Sati who fights her own battles — every passage is rich in meaning and yet, open to interpretation. Therein lies the strength of this book.’
‘...wonderful book, replete with action, love and adventure, and extolling virtues and principles... The author has succeeded in making many mythological figures into simple flesh and blood human beings, and therein lie(s) the beauty and the acceptability of this book.’
— The Afternoon
‘The author takes myth and contemporises it, raising questions about all that we hold true and familiar. The book is (a) marvellous attempt to create fiction from folklore, religion and archaeological facts.’
‘The Immortals of Meluha... sees Lord Shiva and his intriguing life with a refreshing perspective... beautifully written creation... Simply unputdownable for any lover of Indian history and mythology.’
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First published by Tara Press 2010
Published by westland ltd 2010
Copyright © Amish Tripathi 2008
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Amish Tripathi asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person living or dead, events and locales is entirely coincidental.
Cover Design by Rashmi Pusalkar.
Photo of Lord Shiva by Vikram Bawa.
Photo of Kailash Mansarovar by Silvio Giroud.
Typeset in Garamond by Manju
Printed at Manipal Technologies Ltd., Manipal
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To Preeti & Neel...
You both are everything to me,
My words & their meaning,
My prayer & my blessing,
My moon & my sun,
My love & my life,
My soul mate & a part of my soul.
Om Namah Shivaiy.
The universe bows to Lord Shiva. I bow to Lord Shiva.
|The Shiva Trilogy|
|He has come!|
|Land of Pure Life|
|She Enters His Life|
|Abode of the Gods|
|Tribe of Brahma|
|Vikarma, the Carriers of Bad Fate|
|Lord Ram’s Unfinished Task|
|Drink of the Gods|
|Love and its Consequences|
|The Hooded Figure Returns|
|Journey through Meluha|
|Blessings of the Impure|
|Pandit of Mohan Jo Daro|
|Trial by Fire|
|The Sun & Earth|
|The Battle of Koonj|
|Sati and the Fire Arrow|
|Attack on Mandar|
|Preparation for War|
|Empire of Evil|
|Dharmayudh, the Holy War|
|A Stunning Revelation|
|Island of the Individual|
|The Question of Questions|