BOOK REVIEW: THE IMMORTALS OF MELUHA
The Immortals of Meluha was published in the year 2010 and is the first book of the Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi. This book is also Tripathi’s first novel. This book received wide appreciation and remains a best seller till date.
This book is based on a story that is based in ancient India during the time of ancient valley civilization. This story is roughly set in 1900 BC and it features Shiva who was not a god but a normal human being at that time.
The story is steady-paced and follows the lifetime of Shiva, initially the leader of the Guna tribe, as he arrives to the empire of Meluha to save lots of its land from foreign invasions. Amish has written the books with such art that Shiva has materialized between their pages as a form, strong, and wise character, making him the right protagonist to evolve from a person to the ‘Mahadev’ Lord Shiva. The story is incredibly thrilling and makes the books impossible to stay down. Shiva’s relationship with Sati is delightful and so alive that you could feel it till the top of the last book. Sati is additionally an empowered, strong women who is simply the maximum amount a fighter as Shiva, or even perhaps more so.
The trilogy is crammed with excitement, love, and wisdom. The plot is very unique and interesting and the conversations add real meaning to the characters. However, it mixes many modern elements with mythology, including 21st-century slangs and usage of comparatively recent scientific discoveries to make upon the plot. This could put-off some folks who would have liked it to be more realistic and related to its times.
Still, the Shiva Trilogy truly is a must-read that makes you hold your nerves with thrill and excitement.
Amish Tripathi put together splendidly, a completely fictional & fantasized account of Shiva’s travails through this book.
Amish unlocked a wholly different genre within the Indian Fiction writing scene. Strong narrative, vivid imagination and good story-pace keeps you engaged with the book. And Eventually, you all will adore the character of Shiva.
The audiobook of Immortals of Meluha is available on audible.in
You can also read this book online. You can buy the Immortals of Meluha on Amazon.
Reasons to read:
1) Shiva depicted as a warrior.
2) Fantasy elements are beautifully mixed with mythological facts.
3) War scenes with friendships and sacrifices.
4) Moral values, it’s okay to not be perfect and blind faith could be a disease are shown in a very convincing way.
Reading time: Approximately 6 to 7 hours for a normal reader.
Rating: 9/10, a must read!