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Book Review: The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi

Readers that enjoy excavating mythological fantasies like ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ & ‘The Lord of the Rings’ may enjoy reading the first part of the Shiva trilogy - The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi.

The way is Indian and the story hails from a faraway Tibet around 3000 years ago; then it was all Hindukush; existed mythological boundaries only.

Primarily, the book covers life events of Shiva - Guna (a kind of warrior) as how he takes duty, karma and life’s principals altogether. He allies with the empire of Meluha, Suryavanshis, to fight against Chandravanshis who have established association with sinister-type humans, called Nagas. The book featuring in the so ancient era that surprisingly also focuses a bit on untouchability through an interesting female character Sati.

Except India, trilogy and series-based heavy fiction books are popular and trendy at international literature arena. However, Amish Tripathi has done it for India – through his much delightful work, Shiva Trilogy.  The Immortals of Meluha is first in the series.

Everyday life coverage is bit slow and remains unveiled. However, coverage of then customs and traditions is reasonable. Dialogues aren't purified – seems meddled with a touch of modernity.


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