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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Immortals Of Meluha by Amish

The current trend is that people who have graduated from prestigious institutions like IIT, IIM etc to flaunt their creativity. The latest to join this bandwagon is Amish, surprisingly, his work can be termed as fresh and fascinating!

He just published the first part of his trilogy series called the “The Immortals of Meluha” – distinctive fictional take on the Hindu mythology about Lord Shiva. In the book, Shiva is not a Lord but a leader, whose valor and vision make him the Mahadev, the God of Gods!

The book starts with Shiva, a tribal leader from Kailash in Tibet, along with his folks, immigrates to land of Meluha, a perfect empire created centuries back by Lord Ram. The peaceful existence of Meluhans, the Suryavamshis are in jeopardy due to the freedom- loving, law-breaking, corrupt Chandravamshis. To make the matters worse, Chandravamshis have joined hands with Nagas, ominous race known for their exemplary martial skills, to overpower the Meluhans. The onus lies on Shiva, the “Neelakanth” to protect the Meluhans and whether he will succeed, forms the rest of the story.

The writer deserves kudos for doing an extensive, intensive research on Lord Shiva. The flow of the book is quite mellifluous, the most striking being the way the writer interpreted “OM”.

Like any work of art, this book has some loopholes too, the primary ones being some dragging war and marriage sequences. Even the ending is quite abrupt but can be overlooked!

Verdict – Quite enjoyed the book, in fact waiting for the next part which would be hopefully out next year!

Video preview to enthuse you!


വാല്‍നക്ഷത്രം said...

Souds good!

whoami said...

Definitely a good read!

rohit said...

An enjoyable read The Immortals of Meluha by Amish . loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.