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Immortals Of Meluha

Immortals Of Meluha


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  • Amish
  • ISBN13: 9789380658742
  • ISBN10: 9380658745
  • Publisher: Westland
  • Publishing Date:2011
  • Language: English
  • Author: Amish Tripathi
  • Pages: 415
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • SUPC: 1036790


The Immortals Of Meluha is a thrilling story about a warrior named Shiva, who is given the responsibility to protect the empire of Meluha from dangerous intruders. This mythological novel is fast-paced, and focuses on duty, love, principles and more.
Summary Of The Book
The land of Meluha is an empire created by Lord Rama, and it is ruled by the Suryavanshis. This empire is powerful and proud, however, the Saraswati river that is their source of water is slowing drying up. On top of that, the empire is at war with the Chandravanshis who have allied with The Nagas, a group of sinister and deformed human beings who have extraordinary martial art skills.
The Immortals Of Meluha, published in 2010, is the first story of the trilogy. Daksha, the king of the Suryavanshis, realizes that his empire needs help. He invites a tribe from Tibet to help him fight off the enemies. The Tibetan Guna tribe is lead by Shiva, who is a fearless soldier, and the only one who does not fall ill on arriving at Meluha. To everyone's surprise, Shiva's throat turns blue.
The locals believe that this warrior is their fabled saviour Lord Shiva, also known as Neelkanth. Shiva goes to Devagiri to meet Daksha and his daughter Princess Sati. There, he learns about the dangerous wars and terror attacks that the Chandravanshis have carried out on the Meluhans.
The brave warrior gets enraged, and declares a full war on the enemy. Readers will find this mythological fantasy to be gripping and exciting. Questions about Shiva's duty, destiny, and karma arise throughout the book. The author has written a book that is adventurous, mystifying, and captivating, but at the same time he also has thrown light onto the subjects of what is evil, and who is truly a hero.
This page-turner is a treat for readers who enjoy history, fantasy, and adventure. The Immortals Of Meluha received good reviews from leading newspapers, and was a bestseller within its first week of release.
About Amish Tripathi
Amish Tripathi, born in 1974, is an Indian author. The second book of the series, The Secret of the Nagas, was published in 2011. The third and the last, The Oath of the Vayuputras, was released in 2013. The author's books have become the fastest selling book series in the history of Indian publishing. A total of 1.7 million copies have been sold, with a gross retail sale of Rs. 40 crores.
Tripathi's books revolve around religious and mythological topics, as he is a devotee of Lord Shiva. Tripathi graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and worked in the financial sector for fourteen years in companies such as IDBI Federal Life Insurance, Standard Chartered, and DBS Bank. In 2012, he was ranked at position 85 of Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list.

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Kriti Vajpeyi
Mar 22, 2013
A great piece of art...

Ever wondered how the Gods would have behaved had they been human beings? Grab a copy of Shiva Trilogy. The Immortals of Meluha, the first of Shiva Trilogy, is an extremely well written story about a man, a human being, called Shiva. A story put together after a thorough study of scriptures and mythology. A story of love between Shiva and Sati, The Immortals of Meluha, is a perfect example of how logic and common sense help in formation of rules. There are minor hiccups of grammatical errors but the story is engaging enough to make one overlook them and read-on. One should read it not just for the quality of story that it tells but also for the inspiring connection it forms with history and the modern day society.

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Sep 15, 2013
Har Har Mahadev...

one of the best of Amish Tripathi. I liked it. :)

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Apr 29, 2013
Worth reading

People must read it

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sahith reddy
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May 04, 2013
nice one from a desi author

Nice concept, well written and some daring ideas- they very well summarise this book. The language is simple and lucid. You get a feeling like you are reading a comic. This is not a history book, some of the ideas are really daring and cannot stand the scrutiny of penetrating historians. I, especially liked the idea of the meaning of "Har Har Mahadev". In short, I think the book is immensely readable and the writer can really go a long way. BUT, I would like to suggest something to Amish. By writing a trilogy, I hope he knows what he's doing. A new writer, his first book.....and incomplete. Asking your readers to keep waiting for the next episode----isn't it a bit too much to ask for, Mr. Amish. So I suggest the next book be complete in itself. The trilogy can very well be in sequels rather than episodes. Good luck!

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Aug 12, 2013
Twists at its best

This definitely is a great continuation form the first part, the immortals of meluha.. this made the third part more & more interesting.. waiting for the third book to be delivered

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Jun 17, 2013
well written

Excellant narration and a different potrayal of Shiva indeed!An Excellent triology of Shiva.The story grips us right from the beginning to the very end.The Book is very intersting and takes back to the pace of a beautiful Meluha

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Mar 25, 2013
"Perfect Package"


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Jun 02, 2013
nice storyline & impressive characters

it doesnot have anything to do with indian mythology,only the name of the characters are taken from it.the only best thing is that it is a nice,impressive & well writen story which one should buy for a good time pass only.

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May 05, 2013
Poor paper quality

A big compromise on paper quality. Books are bought for lifetime and publishers should give utmost importance to the quality of the paper. I doubt if it would last for more than two reads. Cover page is attractive but very thin. Disappointed overall withh the book's quality.

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Dec 27, 2012
Prompt delivery

nice book...have the 2nd part by your side when you are about to finish the 1st part :-)

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Alok Sethi
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Apr 10, 2015
Must Read

Must Read, delivered on time.

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Sathish vadakkad
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Mar 26, 2015
Har Har Mahadev

Amazing book to read.Very nicely written.My reiend recommed this book.While reading you feel like watching movie.Every Indian who believes Hindu Mythology should read this book.

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Jan 29, 2015
different vision on shiva

a very different way of looking at mythology of shiva. lots of logical explanations to the events in shiva's life. in a way it's interesting to visualize shiva's life in our world.

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R J Neel
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Sep 21, 2014
Om Namah Shivaay!

Honestly I do not read much of Indian authors but I bought it only to checkout the hype that was around it. I must confess it's a good book. Lord Shiva is easily the most fascinating of all the Hindu Gods. The author Amish Tripathi, took a lot of liberty in presenting the "Vedic" India which I being great a fan of "Hindu" mythology found a bit weird however the book does take you to a great adventure. The book also presents an alternative reality of the caste system and introduces the concept of "mayaka" which I found a bit odd.

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