Monday, May 24, 2010

The Immortals Of Meluha by Amish Tripathi

John commented about this book on my World travel information blog, the blog post was to Mani Mahesh Yatra. John's description of the book motivated me and created an interest in the book. The book is on story of Lord Shiva and according to John the prankier and lighter side of Shiva is also pretty evident in the book and entertains us throughout.

Summary:

The legend of Shiva the man is told as a gripping fantasy in which Hindu myths are interpreted from a unique perspective and which explores philosophies such as the many versions of reality, karma, the character of societies, nature of evil and duality. A fast moving action narrative in which we also learn of the origin of the Brahmins, the magical anti-ageing drink Somras (with modern-research backed support of its efficacy), the concepts of Vishnu and others. Somewhere in an attempt to find the right answers, we forget the more important task of asking the right questions. At the end of the first book, Shiva is asking the right question - in fact the most crucial one: "What is evil?" And on his interpretation of the answer and in the very duality of life, hangs the fate of India. The Immortals of Meluha can be classified as a Mythological Fantasy. The Immortals of Meluha is – The Story of Shiva, the simple man, whose Karma recast him as our Mahadev (The God of Gods).

9 comments:

  1. Although it is a page turner and interesting, It’s difficult to reconcile the fact that book The Immortals of Meluha is set in 1900 BC whereas the language of the book belongs to the 21st century.

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    1. Did you expect it to be in Sanskrit?

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    2. yes i agree and the slangs are too noticeable but i guess its worth it

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  2. It's a fiction genius....

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  3. 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.

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  4. Where is the link

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  5. There are no words which can describe Mahadev, even Pushpadanta sung Shiv Mahinam and Ravan sung Shiv Tandav, but still glory of Shiv can not be defined. Brilliant effort by Amish

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  6. INDEED AN EXCELLENT PIECE OF WORK IS PRESENTED IN A HIGHLY BEAUTIFUL AND DESCRIPTIVE MANNER, AND MIXING THEOLOGY WITH NATURE AND FICTION IS INDEED A GREAT WORK.

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