The Immortals of Meluha (Shiva Trilogy)

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About The Immortals of Meluha


‘The Immortals of Meluha’ (Shiva Trilogy) is the first edition by Indian author Amish Tripathi. Published by Westland in 2010, this paperback is the first book of the Shiva trilogy preceding The Secret of the Nagas and The Oath of the Vayuputras. This book is a beautiful interpretation of the country’s rich mythological legacy and retells the tale of a legend from a different perspective. This paperback brilliantly fuses fiction with scientific facts and weaves an interesting read.

The story depicts how the tribal leader from Tibet walks in the land of Meluha, ruled by the Suryavanshis (worshippers of Sun), only to find himself in the midst of a well known prophesy of the ‘Neelkanth’. The rulers strongly believe that the Tibetan tribal leader Shiva is their fabled saviour Lord Shiva who can bail their empire out from the attacks of the Chandravanshis (worshippers of the moon) and other dangers that lurk around. The fast moving narrative delves into the spirit of a society in the era of Lord Ram and how they devise ways to eradicate evil. Shiva reluctantly takes up the mantle to assist them in their quest to find the root of the evil and unravels many mysteries on the way, thus fulfilling his destiny.

Amish Tripathi’s ‘The Immortals of Meluha’ has well defined characters and the book is divided into episodes for easy reading. The author’s style of writing is natural and the 412 pages book is quite a page turner, making it one of the best buys in India. Available in English, the ISBN code details are 9789380658742 and 9380658742.

Overview: The Immortals of Meluha

'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.

Genre

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.

Publishing House

This novel has been published by Westland Books Pvt. Ltd.

Release Year

The first book was released on 17 May 2011.

Features: The Immortals of Meluha

  • Fiction
Product Details
Language English
Publication Date May 17, 2011
Publisher Westland
Contributor(s) Amish Tripathi
Binding Paperback
Edition 2011
Page Count 415
ISBN 10 9380658745
ISBN 13 9789380658742
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 1.1 kg
Product Dimensions 18 cm x 2.7 cm x 11.5 cm

Editorial Reviews

Review

Today, Shiva is a god. But four thousand years ago, he was just a man. 1900 BC: the once-proud Suryavanshi rulers of the Meluha Empire are in dire peril. The empire's primary river, the Saraswati, is slowly drying up. There are devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis - and to make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appears to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills. The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient prophecy: when evil reaches epic proportions and all seems lost, a hero will emerge...

About the Author

Born on 18 October, 1974, Amish Tripathi started life as a finance veteran and eventually transformed into a breakthrough Indian author. He made his way on to the bookshelves for the very first time in the February of 2010. He abandoned his 14 year career in finance when the first book of the Shiva Trilogy, the Immortals of Meluha was released and followed it up with the Secret of the Nagas and the Oath of the Vayuputras.
 

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  1. 14 of 15 people found this review helpful
     Fast Paced!!!! 3 February, 2012 On Junglee.com
    Just awesome!!! This is the word I will say about this book. This is all about a tribal man....who become the 'Maha Dev' or the god of the gods. Plotted in 3400 B.C. A nice interpretation of ancient Hindu mythology and civilization by Amish Tripathi. After reading this book, you will see the Hindu mythological characters in a new light.

    A must read!!!
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  2. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     Super Awesome Imagination 8 June, 2014 On Junglee.com
    I read this book with skepticism but in the end i came to love it like it was written only to thrill and impart knowledge. The story speaks of a common man becoming a legend. The way the events enfold and make him a legend are perfectly constructed so that they make appropriate sense.
    Thank you for your feedback Was this review helpful to you?
  3.  great book 2 August, 2014 On Junglee.com
    this book awesome i read it when my sister give it to me but i could not stop when i started reading this book facebook this book brings all the god into human form witches the most acceptable nice written format i accept this book because in hinduism we believe everything to be sacred forefathers grandparents father mother brother and sister are considered to be holy and they are all to be considered god so if we are ready to pray them. so i think siva was a great great leader so there's nothing wrong in bring them to human form so this book has done a great job daughter has taken great care describing each personality of shiva parvati ganesh karthik and so on read an enjoy
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  4. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     Another good 1! 2 February, 2014 On Junglee.com
    The book has been beautifully scripted. The story line is new and unique. It was worth the money and it's a part of my collection now....
    I would recommend this book to all. In fact, all the books of the Shiva trilogy are just amazing... This was the best amongst the three books..
    DO READ IT!! it's worth it !!!!!!
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  5.  Awesome Read 9 August, 2014 On Junglee.com
    It's a great read. Yes, it gives a little Bollywood feel, but it's brilliant. You can't stop reading it till you finish it. And the moment you finish it, you crave for the sequel.

    Kudos to the Amish for the good story. Though everything feels like it's an adaptation from the mythology, the story is totally different and fresh.
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  6.  One of the best 5 January, 2015 On Junglee.com
    This book was recommended to me by my friend. I completed this book in seven days. After completing the last page, you want the next part. The next part is the 'The secret of Nagas'

    The book is very well written. Every book lover should read these as these are definitely very good work.
    Thank you for your feedback Was this review helpful to you?
  7. 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
     Interesting Story 2 February, 2012 On Junglee.com
    The author has amalgamated facts and fiction really well to create a spell binding and interesting story. The language is easy and you can finish the book in one setting, but the story is quite gripping. It's good to read about mythology from a fiction point of view
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  8.  PARVAAZ of my imagination 6 July, 2014 On Junglee.com
    Its an awesome book. Not for a moment but for the whole time I was wondering in the lands of maluha while reading it. After HARRY POTTER series, I was finding it hard to have the same effect as it did and I'm really glad its an Indian author.
    Thank you for your feedback Was this review helpful to you?
  9.  divine read! 8 June, 2014 On Junglee.com
    A fresh perspective to the old mythology. Shiva's story is presented in a very interesting tale as he is portrayed like today's youth !
    Thank you for your feedback Was this review helpful to you?
  10.  A might tale of mighty Shiva... 8 June, 2014 On Junglee.com
    I picked up this book out of curiosity, to know, why is there so much hype, what all this fuss is about, but when I actually started reading, then found myself into another world, that ancient India with different flavours...Amish had done a wonderful job, he is a great storyteller,
    Now I am going to read the sequel...we all are the mighty Shiva... Love it :)

    Vibhu Ashok
    [...]
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Most Recent Reviews
  1.  One of the best
    This book was recommended to me by my friend. I completed this book in seven days. After completing the last page, you want the next part. The next part is the 'The secret of Nagas'

    The book is very well written. Every book lover should read these as these are definitely very good work.
    Published 21 days ago by Raj On Junglee.com
  2.  Fluid Writing by Amish
    Fast paced and gives a new perspective to our mythology , all in all a good and knowledgeable read . Published 30 days ago by deepak puri On Junglee.com
  3.  Awesome Read
    It's a great read. Yes, it gives a little Bollywood feel, but it's brilliant. You can't stop reading it till you finish it. And the moment you finish it, you crave for the sequel.

    Kudos to the Amish for the good story. Though everything feels like it's an adaptation from the mythology, the Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Karanam On Junglee.com
  4.  great book
    this book awesome i read it when my sister give it to me but i could not stop when i started reading this book facebook this book brings all the god into human form witches the most acceptable nice written format i accept this book because in hinduism we believe everything to be sacred forefathers grandparents Read more Published 5 months ago by vijayy On Junglee.com
  5.  An ordinary book
    I would rate this as very ordinary novel and the Indian mythology has been presented in a quite dramatic fashion. I respect writer's fancy and imagination but I don't buy the association of any kind of reality with this narration. Somehow If you start associating with this religion , this might offend Read more Published 6 months ago by Vikas Taank On Junglee.com
  6.  PARVAAZ of my imagination
    Its an awesome book. Not for a moment but for the whole time I was wondering in the lands of maluha while reading it. After HARRY POTTER series, I was finding it hard to have the same effect as it did and I'm really glad its an Indian author. Published 6 months ago by himani On Junglee.com
  7.  The best book
    This is the best book I have read after a long time. The characters are depicted very nicely and the story does not slow down anywhere . Though the entire story story is setup in the vedic ages, there is a scientific explanation to all the miracles that happens in the story Published 7 months ago by Nandish On Junglee.com
  8.  divine read!
    A fresh perspective to the old mythology. Shiva's story is presented in a very interesting tale as he is portrayed like today's youth ! Published 7 months ago by ritika On Junglee.com
  9.  Super Awesome Imagination
    I read this book with skepticism but in the end i came to love it like it was written only to thrill and impart knowledge. The story speaks of a common man becoming a legend. The way the events enfold and make him a legend are perfectly constructed so that they make appropriate sense. Published 7 months ago by kuzalagubagub On Junglee.com
  10.  A might tale of mighty Shiva...
    I picked up this book out of curiosity, to know, why is there so much hype, what all this fuss is about, but when I actually started reading, then found myself into another world, that ancient India with different flavours...Amish had done a wonderful job, he is a great storyteller,
    Now I am going Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Vibhu On Junglee.com