Book Title : The Immortals of Meluha
Author : Amish Tripati
Year Published : 2010
Date I Read : 10 Feb 2012
My Rating : 7/10
Immortals of Meluha is part 1 of the Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripati. It is a book written fictionalizing the life of Shiva. It describes Shiva as a tribal leader in the Himalayas who rises to be Neelakanth to help the people of Meluha. The story revolves around different groups of people - Suryavanshis, Chandravanshis and Nagas.
What I thought about it
When I started reading the book, I was taken aback. The first page talks about Shiva smoking Marijuana. I was surprised it survived the hindutva leaders J. As I read it I really enjoyed the book. It beautifully weaves facts and characters in Shiva’s life with fiction. You will find yourself reading about characters like Nandi, Bruhaspati etc.
If I write a lot about this book, I will give away a lot of storyline. I really do not want to do that. If you are interested in the plot, read it in Wikipedia link below.
I highly recommend this book.
The Immortals of Meluha in Wikipedia
Amish Tripati in Wikipedia
Shiva Trilogy in his Website
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