The Hindi translation of the preferred Indian bestseller ‘Immortals of Meluha’, ‘Meluha Ke Mritunjay’ is set in 1900 BC, all over the time of Indus Valley Civilization and revolves around the lives of the men who inhabited the land of Meluha back then—the ‘Suryavanshi’.
The first a part of the Shiva Trilogy, this book is about the legend of Lord Shiva and the Hindu concept of Karma. The story starts with the Suryavanshis being petrified of an impending disaster—their only source of water, River Saraswati, running dry. Along with this, their neighbours Chandravanshis are also preparing an attack with the assistance of Nagas. The sole hope that sustains them is that of an age-old legend that promises their safety with the assistance of an unknown warrior.
Is Shiva the warrior they had been waiting for since ages? Will he in a position to save him? Published in 2011, the novel provides an intriguing answer to some of these and many more.
About the creator:
Amish Tripathy: An IIM-alumnus, Amish Tripathy had been a banker before turning into a full-time creator. After his first book ‘Immortals of Meluha’ became a huge success, he left his 14-year-old career as a banker and started penning the second one book of the series. Born in 1974, Tripathy has keen interest in mythology, philosophy and history in addition to finding the beauty that lies in all religions.