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Authors: Amish Tripathi

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Praise for
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
Rajneeti
and
Raavan
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

‘...to me,
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.’

— Indiareads.com

‘...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.’

— People

‘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.’

— Society

For detailed reviews, please visit
www.shivatrilogy.com

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First published by Tara Press 2010

Published by westland ltd 2010

Copyright © Amish Tripathi 2008

All rights reserved

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

This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by any way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the author’s prior written consent, in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser and without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise), without the prior written permission of the copyright owner, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews with appropriate citations.

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.

Contents

 

 

Acknowledgements
The Shiva Trilogy
Chapter
   
1 :
He has come!
Chapter
   
2 :
Land of Pure Life
Chapter
   
3 :
She Enters His Life
Chapter
   
4 :
Abode of the Gods
Chapter
   
5 :
Tribe of Brahma
Chapter
   
6 :
Vikarma, the Carriers of Bad Fate
Chapter
   
7 :
Lord Ram’s Unfinished Task
Chapter
   
8 :
Drink of the Gods
Chapter
   
9 :
Love and its Consequences
Chapter
 
10 :
The Hooded Figure Returns
Chapter
 
11 :
Neelkanth Unveiled
Chapter
 
12 :
Journey through Meluha
Chapter
 
13 :
Blessings of the Impure
Chapter
 
14 :
Pandit of Mohan Jo Daro
Chapter
 
15 :
Trial by Fire
Chapter
 
16 :
The Sun & Earth
Chapter
 
17 :
The Battle of Koonj
Chapter
 
18 :
Sati and the Fire Arrow
Chapter
 
19 :
Love Realised
Chapter
 
20 :
Attack on Mandar
Chapter
 
21 :
Preparation for War
Chapter
 
22 :
Empire of Evil
Chapter
 
23 :
Dharmayudh, the Holy War
Chapter
 
24 :
A Stunning Revelation
Chapter
 
25 :
Island of the Individual
Chapter
 
26 :
The Question of Questions
Glossary
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