'Shiva Trilogy The Immortals of Meluha (Shiva Trilogy)' is the first book of the Shiva Trilogy. It became a best-seller within a week of its release. It chronicles the life and journey of the Indian deity Lord Shiva in the land of Meluha. This fictitious novel deftly ties the strings of mythology, history and deities. The Shiva trilogy has become the fastest selling book series in the history of Indian publishing, with 2 million copies in print and over Rs 50 crores in sales. This has made Amish Tripathi one of the best-selling authors of the country.
Summary of the Book
The story is set in 900 BC in the land of Meluha, what is now known to the mankind as Indus Valley Civilization. Its inhabitants were the Suryavanshis and it was created by Lord Ram. This proud empire was slowly decaying owing to various circumstances like their primary river drying up, or facing destructive terrorist attacks from their enemies in the east. They were nearing extinction and there was only one hope alive for the Suryavanshis and it was a legend which said 'when evil spreads all around, when everything seems lost, when the enemies seem to triumph, one hero will emerge to save them'. People started believing that the hero who would save them was their tribe leader, Shiva.
Was he really a hero? Or was he just a common man who found himself in a situation that resulted in him being exulted as a hero? Does he save his tribe? How did he become the God that he is known to be now? There are many interesting layers and plots that answer all these questions in an exciting manner.
The book falls under the fantasy fiction genre.
About the Author
Amish Tripathi is an Indian author who is well known for his imaginative novels that revolve around Shiva, the God. He is an alumnus of St. Xaviers College in Mumbai and has completed his post graduation from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has had great career in finance where he worked with several reputed companies for almost 14 years. He gave it up to pursue a career in writing. He is a devout follower of Lord Shiva, which has inspired him to write this trilogy-- a fantasy-like re-imagination of the deity's life and adventures. Due to the tremendous success of his three books, Forbes India has included him in the top 100 celebrities in India, for two years in a row.
Number of Pages
There are 415 pages in this gripping tale of Lord Shiva. Every page brings something exciting to the table and all the chapters have been written in simple language.
Language and Binding
The book has been released in English by its publishing house. It has a paperback binding. Owing to huge success and positive response from the readers, it has been translated in 14 different languages, both national and international.
This novel has been published by Westland Books Pvt. Ltd.
The first book was released on 17 May 2011.