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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

A Unique Take on Ancient India

The Meluhans are the lot that were rumoured to have inhabited that part of India which we know today as the Indus Valley Civilisation. Proud of their traditions and waiting for the descent of their Saviour with his blue throat, this race will leave you spell bound with its modern views and organised way of life.

The Challenge

But as always, there is impending doom which must be fought off. These Meluhans, or Suryavanshis, now divorced from the evil wrecking Charavanshis, are at constant risk of terror attacks and a complete and fatal take over by the dark side represented by the latter. So what must they do?

The Answer

The answer comes in the form of their saviour - the great Shiva. Having just migrated with his clan and tribesmen from what seems like Tibet in the book, this hero is unaware of his power. And only when he reveals his blue throat does Meluha as a whole fall at his feet, begging for safety from the evil Chandravanshis. So what must the hapless Shiva do? He must first be made aware of his own powers and the fact that he is indeed destined to keep the Meluhans and their rich culture, safe and secure.

The Twist

But what happens when Shiva has his own inner demons? Well, that is the crux of The immortals of Meluha (Paperback): The battle of good and evil. What comes of it and how Shiva's journey is shaped is a matter of reading and enjoying this powerful tome, seeped as it is with rich Indian culture and traditions.

The Verdict

In this must read of sorts, author Amish has gone from being a banker to a true story teller. Watch as this near perfect Meluhan Empire unfolds in his unique style even as he creates memorable characters and some breath taking cliff hangers! The first in a trilogy, this one has been touted as one of the best books of the decade! Buy it online.

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 412
ISBN 10 9380658745
ISBN 13 9789380658742
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 1.1 kg

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!!!
    Thank you for your feedback Was this review helpful to you?
  2. 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 !!!!!!
    Thank you for your feedback Was this review helpful to you?
  3. 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
    Thank you for your feedback Was this review helpful to you?
  4.  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?
  5.  The best book 10 June, 2014 On Junglee.com
    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
    Thank you for your feedback Was this review helpful to you?
  6.  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?
  7.  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?
  8.  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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  9.  Fast paced and interesting 8 June, 2014 On Junglee.com
    ** spoiler alert ** I don't think I have read any mythological fiction before and this as a first wasn't a bad start. Hope to finish the trilogy in next few months.

    I recall the craze about Shiva trilogy while in college, especially among the folks at LH ;). Written using very simple words, the book re-imagines Shiva as a man and describes his journey in the strange and unfamiliar world of Meluha and beyond. The revelation near the end is an eye opener and makes one think about the fine balance necessary between a disciplined culture and individual freedom.

    Liked the fact that the author has the etymological information handy for most of the Hindi words used in the content.
    Thank you for your feedback Was this review helpful to you?
  10.  It's an amazing book 7 June, 2014 On Junglee.com
    For once in the beginning I never thought that a story like this could exist. The author imagines lord shiva as a common man who lives among us and becomes a savior of the society. This story shows us the about the sophistication of our industry Valley civilization and imagines that lord Shiva existed during those times. When I read the about the battle, I felt my presence there because of the meticulous details the author has explained. Overall the story keeps you alive till the end.
    Thank you for your feedback Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Reviews
  1.  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 12 days ago by Vikas Taank On Junglee.com
  2.  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 17 days ago by himani On Junglee.com
  3.  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 1 month ago by Nandish On Junglee.com
  4.  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 1 month ago by ritika On Junglee.com
  5.  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 1 month ago by kuzalagubagub On Junglee.com
  6.  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 1 month ago by Vibhu On Junglee.com
  7.  Fast paced and interesting
    ** spoiler alert ** I don't think I have read any mythological fiction before and this as a first wasn't a bad start. Hope to finish the trilogy in next few months.

    I recall the craze about Shiva trilogy while in college, especially among the folks at LH ;). Written using very simple words, Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Kartik On Junglee.com
  8.  It's an amazing book
    For once in the beginning I never thought that a story like this could exist. The author imagines lord shiva as a common man who lives among us and becomes a savior of the society. This story shows us the about the sophistication of our industry Valley civilization and imagines that lord Shiva existed Read more Published 1 month ago by Bharath On Junglee.com
  9.  A must read to know about our India. Worth reading.
    Hello Bibiliophiles,
    Are you a lover of philosophy, history, religion, mythology?
    Have a desire to know about the past?

    Then it is best to have a start at Amish's The Immortals of Meluha. You will definitely end up with his third book.

    I have great interest in the above Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Pavithra On Junglee.com
  10.  Shiva Redefined
    Anyone who loves Mythology / Fantasy / Adventure genre is sure to love this epic trilogy by Amish, his storytellling, narration & humor just blends in perfectly with everything. One will be astonished with the way the author fused the Indian mythology with his own imagination & research. This Read more Published 2 months ago by Aditya On Junglee.com