May 8, 2012

The Immortals of Meluha - Amish

Hi Guys,

It’s very difficult to write a fiction story based on religious characters. A little slip would mean that the book will be criticized for ever. A little high on reverence would stamp the book as a religious book and number of people reading would decrease.

Amish has done a marvelous job writing ‘The Immortals of Meluha’ The novel is the first part of the Shiva Trilogy. The second part is ‘The Secret of the Nagas’ which has already released and third part ‘The Oath of Vayuputras’ is yet to release.

The outline of the story is just simple – The Story of the Man, whom legend turned into a God.

The year is 1900 BC. The story begins with Shiva in Mount Kailash, nearby Lake Mansarover. He is the leader of a group of people. He is aided by Bhadra. They face frequent attack from enemies as the enemies want to acquire Lake Mansarover. At the same time, Nandi a captain from the Meluha kingdom (which spreads over the western parts of India and current Pakistan) approaches Shiva and asks their people to come to Meluha for their safe being.

Shiva decides to go and once they reach Meluha, they are astonished by the development and discipline at Meluha. The Meluha kingdom is ruled by King Daksha. The Meluhans are Suryavanshis (people who follows solar calendar). They were once ruled by Lord Ram who devised all the rules and hence he is worshipped as a God.

The Meluhans are facing lot of troubles. The Saraswati River is on the brink of extinction. They face terrorist attack headed by Chandravanshis who have allied with the evil Nagas. The legend says a hero will emerge and he will be the savior.

When Shiva reaches Meluha, the people are offered a drink that is said to cure diseases. When Shiva drinks it, something amazing happens and the people start to believe that Shiva is the hero they were waiting for. They believe Shiva will cure all their problems. Shiva is dumbstruck to know the immense belief people have on him.

He also falls in love with Sati who is Dakhsa’s daughter and he also finds out that the Meluhans live long. Sati keeps avoiding him saying she is not supposed to marry. Meanwhile they face frequent attacks from the enemies whose main purpose seems to be kidnapping the princess.

So, why do Meluhans live long? Who are Nagas? Are Chandravansis evil? Why is Lord Ram spoken so high of? Why do people have immense belief on Lord Shiva? Why do they need the waters of River Saraswati?

To all this, read the book. The book is definitely a page turner. I started and finished it off in the same day. Amish has penned a wonderful story taking all the characters of Hindu Mythology as extraordinary people whom history has turned into God.

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Happy Reading!!!


  1. Hi

    Heard about this trilogy when I visited India this time....Good Review

  2. Loved the Review Karthick.
    I too have heard a lot about this Book.
    From the review it looks very interesting, my Sister have this Book will give it a shot.

    1. yeah... it was a good book... initially i was also apprehensive... but when i started it went on good...

  3. I have not yet tried this book though it looks a good read from your review. Nicely done karthick!

  4. Interesting... how did u start reaching out to these kind of books?

    1. thanks bro... good to see ur comments after a long time!!! its so boring to sit simply and with huge power cuts here, books r one choice to pass the time... so i kept searching books that were both good and were also low in price... this book looked good... by the way, its one of the best sellers and hence it will be present in the front page of all the online shops... so actually, i didn't dig deep to find the book!!!

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  6. I only wish the author of the book had taken more pains to stick to actual facts about ancient India and use language that is more like something that was spoken in the 1900 BCs, as opposed to the limited vocabulary of 21st century English.


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