Friday, March 2, 2012

Book Review :- The Immortals of Meluha

So,here I am posting my first book review for Immortals of Meluha.
For the beginner's, This is the first book of the Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi the other two being , "The Secret of Nagas" and "The Oath of the Vayuputras".
I am through with the first book and currently reading the second part .And I am already worried 'coz the third book might not come out before 2012 end. 
The book is basically based in 1900BC Indus Valley Civilization which the author chooses to call the state of Meluha. The people of Meluha have a very organised way of living governed by the Laws by Lord Ram. But this perfect empire of Suryavanshis with almost perfect style of living, plagued by the sins of past, is facing threat from terrorist attacks from their neighbouring empire of Chandravanshis. And then a Tibetan named Shiva, enters the state and suddenly everyone in Meluha starts seeing him as their saviour -"destroyer of the Evil" or the legend "Neelkanth". The book takes us through the journey Shiva embarks, led by his destiny to find the evil. 
The book is gripping precisely due to its fast paced  narration and a simple language. The portrayal of the mythological characters in such a humanistic way makes them so believable. Although, the book has been criticized for portraying gods using such language but I believe that is the best way to convey the message to the masses.
The video trailer for the book is equally interesting . 

I would recommend you to grab a copy soon :)!! Let me know your views here.


  1. I have just started the book :)

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