An easy to read book having a plot that almost never slows down, the Immortals of Meluha has been a great hit in India and several other countries. Interestingly, the book draft at first received rejection from a large number of publishers! Like many other books that have been enormously popular with readers after the author faces initial rejection by some publishers but continues nonetheless, the Immortals of Meluha is a true jewel among the fiction books written by Indian authors.
The Immortals of Meluha' is written by Amish Tripathi. This novel is the 1st book in a series of three, famously called the Shiva Trilogy. Since mythology never goes out of fashion, the novel is a refreshing read. The reader gets in the legacy that is based on old mythological characters and legends. The main character resembles the persona of Lord Shiva. The brilliantly written story actually manages to weave facts with fiction in order keep the reader hooked. The author has integrated symbolism, mythology and philosophy in a manner that leaves every reader thinking and yearning for more.
It all begins when Meluha mystical land is visited by a leader from Tibet. The narration moves on to how he gets entrapped in the prophecy of 'Neelkanth.' The Suryvanshis soon start believing that the Tibetan is their savior i.e. Lord Shiva. They start believing that only he will be able to protect them from the devious plans of the Chandravanshis. The narrative is fast moving and the characters, believable. The episodes are well divided to enable easy reading. The book has been a major hit due to the author's easy narrative writing style. The 412 pages finish in a jiffy and you yearn for more.
Born in 1974, in India, Amish Tripathi is a pass out from IIM, Calcutta. Before writing this novel his work was related to finances, and he has worked in the finance industry for more than a decade. He has now decided to dedicate his time to writing. The other two books in the Triology are The Secret of the Nagas and The Oath of the Vayuputras. Most of the readers are of the opinion that once you finish the first book, reading the rest two becomes an absolute necessity.
By the time you finish reading this book, you'd almost certainly feel that a part of you has changed and for better. While pure religion, traditions, etc. may hardly leave us with enough time (or free mind) to look at the bigger picture, the interpretations or misinterpretations that you will create about different fundamentals of life including the good and evil, will sure help you take a better look at your own life and those of others around you.
It isn't quite like a religious book or a thriller. It's telling you about the making of God Himself and the author has done it really well. The book was destined to be a super hit and other books that have been written as follow-ups on this one have been received really well too!