“A man becomes a Mahadev, only when he fights for good. A Mahadev is not born from his mother’s womb. He is forged in the heat of battle when he wages a war to destroy evil. Har Har Mahadev – All of us are Mahadev.”
― Amish Tripathi, The Immortals of Meluha
I am sure most of us have heard of this book, “The Immortals of Meluha” and many of us have read it too. Wasn’t it amazing?
Well, The Immortals of Meluha is the first book of the Shiva Trilogy series written by the new age Indian author, Amish Tripathi. Amish is an IIM graduate who used to work in a financial firm but of course, his passion is writing which is why all of us get to read such amazing work of fiction. With lots of difficulties, the novel was published in February 2010 and has gained a tremendous amount of popularity ever since.
The book is set in a land called Meluha and at the very beginning of the story, we are introduced to the character named Shiva. Meluha is an empire who had earlier been ruled by the great king Lord Ram and presently its ruler is Daksha. Meluha has been facing lots of issues like foreign invasions and attacks and the once-prosperous kingdom is drying up. To make up for the situation King Daksha sent his troops to the north and invite all the tribes to live in his kingdom, one such tribe is of the Gunas which is headed by Shiva. The story proceeds with Shiva finally accepting king Daksha’s invitation and when he reaches there he is acquainted with a beautiful yet sibylline woman. We later come to know that she is Sati, the daughter of King Daksha and is suffering due to the sins she might have committed in her previous life. There is a lot in this book which happens after Shiva starts residing in Meluha. Shiva destroys the evil forces ultimately gaining a lot of respect from the people.
The author has used mythical characters and legends of the Hindu mythology but the main story in itself is purely a work of fiction. We see all sorts of mythological characters in the story, from Shiva’s counterpart Nandi to Brihaspati. But one point needs to be noted that the novel is entirely a work of fiction and is not a true story we might read in the Vedas or other books. This novel revolves around a basic theme that all Gods were once just normal human beings who by the virtue of their work and conduct became Gods. The author uses simple language and gives a clear description of everything to keep the reader engaged.
It is a must-read for all since the author has woven a bewildering plot which gives birth to an amazing story that you cannot put the book down until you finish reading it. You will definitely fall in love with Amish’s marvellous fable and then reading just the first part doesn’t suffice, and thereby the second and third parts need to be picked too!
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