The Immortals of Meluha: The Shiva Trilogy 1 by Amish Tripathi. Read online. The Immortals of Meluha (The Shiva Trilogy series) by Amish Tripathi. Read online. Editorial Reviews. Review. 'Shiva rocks!' Times of India. 'Compels one to read till the end [and] Immortals of Meluha (The Shiva Trilogy Book 1) - site edition by Amish Tripathi. Download it once and read #4 in Indian Literature; #28 in Asian Myth & Legend; #38 in Asian Myth & Legend eBooks. Would you like to tell us.

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Immortals of meluha. Pages·· MB·9, Downloads. 'The Immortals of Meluha sees Lord Shiva and his intriguing life with a refreshing Page 7 Two. Compre Immortals of Meluha (The Shiva Trilogy Book 1) (English Edition) de Amish Tripathi na Confira também os eBooks mais vendidos. With a cliffhanger conclusion, this first in a trilogy will appeal to those who enjoy delving into works like The Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Compra verificada. Why I bought it? Because of the media hype, everyone seemed to be talking about it.

I decided to join the bandwagon I am a casual reader that too. I really wanted to like it but I really could not.

Many times. Many many times. I mean I was reading it through site and what started as a joke of highlighting some typos turned into a much bigger deal as that just didn't stop - Character development - I am literally your average reader and I didn't expect a Pulitzer level of writing here.

Shiva's character and behavior of many others lacked the maturity of an average adult. Shiva is shown as a human, a mortal, so understandably his behavior was expected to be like other mortals. But making him sound like a teenager with his 'Oh man' type of reactions made the book feel really really light on the literary experience. Other characters talking like they are friends in a soap opera had me shaking my head all through the book.

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This book is I don't even know what category to put it in. It was recommended to me by a friend in India as a popular Indian science fiction trilogy. However, I do not think it qualifies as science fiction, at least in this first book. The novel is a pretty good read though and definitely a look at the world through a non-western lens. I am learning a lot about Hindu mythology, although I am not sure what is part of the standard mythology and what is the novel's own invention.

In Immortals of Meluha, one of the main Hindu gods, Shiva, is actually a mortal human and chieftain of a small tribe in Tibet. He and his tribe are invited by the Meluhans to immigrate into their country, which is peaceful and prosperous, unlike the area where Shiva is from where his tribe is constantly waring with neighboring tribes and struggling for survival.

Once they reach Meluha, each member of the tribe is given a medicine which rids them off all illness and confers virtual immortality.

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In addition, Shiva develops a blue throat indicating that he is of special importance to the Meluhans. A prophecy indicates that he will deliver them from their enemies. At this point, Shiva is not a god, he's just a regular guy trying to deal with a new culture that has huge expectations of him. The basic question facing him is what is the difference between good and evil?


There are some science fictiony aspects. The Meluhans, while just entering the bronze age, seem to have very sophisticated knowledge of medicine and chemistry. They understand anti-oxidants, for instance. They don't have gun powder or even crossbows, but there is some reference to divine weapons that could even be nuclear.

I'm going to read the next book. I'm interested in where this is going. The fascinating start of the Shiva trilogy that keeps you going until you "unfortunately" reach the end and you wonder why you did not get 2 book! Not only a very addictive thriller, but so well done with Indian philosophy, geography etc The writing style is very flowery and very Indian and flavorful even though sometimes you read a discrepancy between the old times when it takes place and the current language that we hear nowadays.

But you take to it. The heroes become YOUR heroes and friends, you understand the choices they are confronted with and you have no other way but think about your own life and own choices in your own world and time. This is very well done.

And I would actually recommend it to all those who study yoga, Indian civilization and culture because this comes out of this culture. Even those who are tickled by a natural curiosity about India may want to delve into this trilogy.

Enjoy with all your heart!

Loved it. He eventually becomes an avid follower of Shiva as he realizes that Shiva could actually lead them to victory and finish Lord Ram's Unfinished Task.

He is a good follower of Lord Ram. She is the first to realize that Shiva is the "Neelkanth", their savior. Traditionally the Chandravanshis and Suryavanshis are enemies. They are extremely skilled warriors.

It also includes parts of eastern Afghanistan. Swadweep — The empire of the Chandravanshis, also known as the island of the individual. Characters and locations are per the books from the series and from the official website. It sort of just crept up on me.

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Slowly, first the philosophies, and then the story to convey the philosophies. This experience has changed me. My outlook to life. My attitude. And my belief in God. Ultimately he decided to take the spiritual route. He started reading on the different philosophies and the Indian mythologies. In the program they learned that in ancient Persia, demons were known as Daeva a term reserved for the Gods in Indian mythology , and angels were called Asuras a term reserved for demons in Indian mythology.

Tripathi added, "It set me thinking that this was exact opposite of our Vedic etymology where evil was Asura and gods were Devas.

It struck me that if the two civilizations were to confront each other, they would be at stark odds and calling each other evil. Once he started to write a book about Shiva, he decided to base it on some fundamental beliefs of his. It was their deeds in the human life that made them famous as Gods. Tripathi's grandfather was a pundit and his parents are avid readers of Indian mythology, hence he found it easy to trust what he had heard from his parents and grandparents, and relied on them for the stories in the novel.

Around this time, Tripathi's wife suggested an alternative. She asked him not to control the fate of his characters beforehand, but let the plot develop on its own. Tripathi applied these suggestions and the result was a smoother outflow. The manuscript for The Immortals of Meluha got rejected by 35 to 40 publication houses. I was a finance guy and a staunch believer in digital marketing that has a better reach in the books market.

It actually puts up a conversation rather than a two-minute wire on the same. He put up the entire first chapter of The Immortals of Meluha as a digital download from his website, so that the readers would get interested.

With the help of his musician friend Taufiq Qureshi , he launched a live-action trailer film on YouTube and built an online community in Facebook and Twitter , surrounding the video, to further hold the reader's interest. Hence Pusalkar chose to just portray the back profile of Shiva, standing in front of a huge lake. Since Pusalkar had never designed any book covers before, she felt that the task was more daunting for her, and explained "Shiva is a human of flesh and blood, he is not a God.

The challenge was to show him as vulnerable. I portrayed him from the back, because Indian Gods are never seen from the back.

He has battle scars and a sculpted physique. He also created a clay model of the broken Pashupati seal, which was later photographed and used in the book inlay. The increasing brightness of the book covers, from the dull colors of The Immortals of Meluha to the bright hue of The Oath of the Vayuputras , signified the triumph of good over evil, according to Tripathi.

Hence he sent the book to various known faces in the publishing world like Anil Dharker and Prahlad Kakkar. Ultimately, when Tripathi's agent Bahri decided to publish around 5, copies of the book himself, they already had the celebrity preview attached to it, and it helped in promotion.

The book would be released in the United States in summer The album is an extension of The Immortals of Meluha and The Secret of the Nagas with special tracks inspired by important junctures like Shiva's dance and the war speech in the books. This was the first time ever that an original soundtrack was made for a book series.

After its publication, The Immortals of Meluha received mostly positive response from critics for its concept but the prose received mixed reviews. It will be interesting to see how the trilogy progresses. One cannot but admire the creative drive that impels a finance professional to embark on such an ambitious odyssey on uncharted seas.

One can actually sense the beats of Shiva's dumru and fumes of intoxicating chillum. Simply unputdownable. Some crunching of thoughts that tended to overlap and repeat would be welcome in the next two books. Shiva's our definition of a hero, ready to fight for a good cause anytime.Ayurvati finds out that Shiva is the only one devoid of these symptoms and that his throat has turned blue.

Above all, the climax is a pity. Even more importantly, the character development is insanely shoddy. Without bringing the aspect of Shiva and his mythology in to focus analysing the story in general, you will end up with a very common crux. Of course as we grow more and more knowl " The Immortals of Meluha" is an easy read for anyone who is having even a passing interest in the Hindu mythology.

It has been a long while since I've done such voracious reading! I recently reviewed the book 7 secrets of Shiva by the Hindu mythology authoritarian, Devdutt Pattanaik and he just fails soo bad!

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