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.
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).