If you are an avid book reader, you probably must be having this one on your bookshelf. The Immortals of Meluha written by Amish Tripathi is the first novel of the Shiva Trilogy series. The story is a perfect blend of mythology and myth revolving around a Tibetan tribal named Shiva who Meluhan believe to be their foretold saviour ‘Neelkanth’. It showcases in detail how Shiva as the tribal chief helps his people move to the town of Meluha.
There comes a time when the proud empire of Meluha and its rulers face a serious crisis, as the most revered Saraswati is runny dry. This is not all. The powerful empire also encounters some highly devastating terrorist attacks from the Nagas and the Chandravanshis. This is when the whole of Meluha awaits a hero who can save them all, and thus Shiva the saviour emerges.
The author has cleverly blended the most popular mythological events and historical facts with pure speculations. However, the plot also slightly touches some highly controversial historical aspects such as the origins of civilization and the Aryan Invasion Theory.
The Immortals of Meluha along with its sequel ‘The Secret of the Nagas‘ has managed to cross a print run of 700,000 making a sale of around Rs. 16.89 crores. According to the Hindustan Times, the novel is one of the top 5 recommended books. Moreover, it also received great appreciation from other popular dailies such as The Times of India, The Hindu, The Indian Express and The Afternoon.
With a crystal clear concept and exceptionally daring ideas, the book turns out to be a perfect source of excitement. Let me tell you, this one is definitely not a history book, but somehow does try to play around with the historians. Talking about the language, it is a lot more than just simple.
All of the characters created by Tripathi seem to be full of life but at the same time a bit out-of-line, and this is what makes you read further. Note that you may either fall in love with or dislike the characters to the fullest, but the book does succeed in taking you to a brand new world that you always wanted to be a part of. Now, this is not where your excitement ends. The sequel, ‘The Secret of the Nagas’ takes you even further. It is the second novel of the Shiva trilogy series and starts from where its predecessor ends. If that’s not enough for you, you have a third one – The Oath of the Vayuputras coming your way before 2012 ends. So, the excitement seems to be unending. But, for now, make sure you have a good taste of the first one.
Since its launch, the Immortals of Meluha has received a serious criticism owning to the ideas and the concept used. But, this has only added up to its popularity. Keeping the criticism and the myths aside, all you got to do is just grab a copy for yourself and drown in an amazing world of Meluha. compareraja.in can help you locate a store offering the best deal on the book. So, what are you waiting for? Order your copy now.