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DAMODARAM SANJIVAYYA NATIONAL LAW

UNIVERSITY
VISAKHAPATNAM, A.P., INDIA

BOOK REVIEW

ENGLISH

Ms.BEENA PUNJABI

VARNIT TRIVEDI

2017-105

1ST SEMESTER

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TITLE OF THE BOOK

The Immortals of Meluha

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Amish Tripathi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amish Tripathi (born 18 October 1974), in Mumbai and grew up near Rourkela, Odisha. He
is an alumnus of St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
Although originally he wanted to be a historian, he chose a career in finance because it was the
pragmatic thing to do in those days. He worked for 14 years in the financial services industry,
in companies such as Standard Chartered, DBS Bank and IDBI Federal Life Insurance, before
beginning his writing career. is an Indian author, known for his novels The Immortals of
Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, The Oath of the Vayuputras, Scion of Ikshvaku and Sita:
Warrior of Mithila. The first three books collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy and the later
two are the first two books of the Ram Chandra Series which is going to be a collection of five
books. The Shiva Trilogy was the fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history and
the Scion of Ikshvaku was the fastest selling book of 2015.

OTHER WORKS

Fiction

 Shiva Trilogy
 The Immortals of Meluha (2010)
 The Secret of the Nagas (2011)
 The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013)
 Ram Chandra Series
 Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku (2015)
 Sita: Warrior of Mithila (2017)
 Raavan: Orphan of Aryavarta (2018)

Non-fiction

 Immortal India (2017)

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INTRODUCTION

The Shiva set of three is a fantasy re-examining of the Indian deity Shiva's life and endeavours.
Today, He is a God. 4000 years back, He was just a man.

The Shiva Trilogy is the narrative of the extraordinary man whose endeavours 4000 years
earlier are remembered today as the myths of the Mahadev, the God of Gods.

It is chronicled in these three books, The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas and
The Oaths of the Vayuputras.

Fundamental introduction of the book is the record of a perfect society of Meluha which is
experiencing turmoil and its to a great degree nearness is undermined.

The all-inclusive community has confidence in the legend of the Neelkanth, the destroyer of
mischievousness who will come and obliterate savagely. The Neelkanth will be recognized
when he drinks Somras — the drink of the celestial creatures and his throat will hand blue over
shading.

The central character of the book is Shiva, a tribal manager from Tibet who is a labourer to
Meluha.

Shiva is the person whose throat turns blue when he drinks the Somras. Shiva is from every
angle an unwilling Neelkanth at first and is in every way checking for his own particular
destiny. The faultlessness of Meluha and love of their family drives him to help them more as
a warrior than a God. As his adventure continues with Shiva dives urge into the land to
endeavour and grasp about the fight against vindictive that he has been chosen for

At the complete of the primary book, Shiva is up 'til now searching for a few answers that will
clear up his fate

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LIST OF CHARACTERS

 Shiva- A common man, not belonging to any civilization.


 Veerbhadra- Captain of Shiva's Army
 Nandi- Captain of Meluhan Army
 Sati- A Princess Considered as Vikrama
 Brihaspati- The Chief Scientist of Meluhan Empire
 Daksha- King of Meluhan Empire
 Kanakhala- Chief Minister of Daksha's court
 Parvateshwar- Meluhan Military Commander
 Ayurvati- Chief Nutritionist and Medical Expert
 Surya Vanshis -Followers of Date-book based upon Sun
 Chandravanshis - Followers of Lunar Calendar
 Nagas -Cursed Tribe with physical disfigurements
 Meluha -Empire of Suryavanshis
 Swadweep -Empire of Chandravanshis
 Dandaka Forest – Nagas Place

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BOOK SUMMARY

The Immortals of Meluha opens with Shiva watching the sunset and smoking weed. While
Shiva banters in his mind the offer by an outside guest to leave Mount Kailash and move to
Meluha we think all is well. A phase is set where Shiva, the pioneer of the Guna tribe, is burnt
out on battling the Pakratis for survival every day and he is thinking about moving to Meluha
with his tribe to have another existence. Pursuing the fantasy of an existence without fighting
"sounds so damn great" to Shiva. As he is thinking about the Meluhan's proposition, the
Pakratis strike. A short strike takes after where the Meluhans enable Shiva and his tribe to drive
off the Pakratis, and Shiva chooses to move to Meluha.

At the point when Shiva touches base at Meluha with his tribe, he is awestruck by the close
ideal arrangement of living and administration. Meluha is where nobody is poor, everybody
has nourishment, everybody lives in indistinguishable homes, the general public has amazing
seepage and all the Meluhans are in the pink of wellbeing. Meluha is a place where there are
dreams; a place where everybody would need to live. It's the considerable escape. To overlay
folklore into this uproar of a story, Amish clarifies the standing framework in Meluha. Shiva
has recounted stories of how the station framework was built up by Lord Ram and it is
constructed just with respect to justifying. It enables each person to seek after their
characteristic ability as opposed to seeking after a business in light of their acquired position.
To accomplish this sort of uniformity, a Maika framework was established. Presently, in the
event that we read this in one abandon stopping to think, it appears like a better than average
approach to work in a general public. Be that as it may, once we zoom out and do some
reflection, we consider how it would ever be out into training. While I read this, I gave careful
consideration to gaze this upward.

As Shiva appears around Meluha, Amish has portrayed a place one wishes new India could be.
Shiva and his tribes are given the ordinary Indian treatment for a visitor, where the visitor is
viewed as God. In addition to other things, Shiva and his tribe are given somras. Somras is a
remedy of life and the motivation behind why all Meluhans are eternal. Legend says that a man
from an outside land will arrive and when he drinks the somras it will uncover his blue throat;
this is the man who will spare the Meluhans from underhanded. On drinking the somras, Shiva's

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blue throat uncovers itself and he is, in this manner, built up as the Neelkanth Meluhans have
been searching for. While Shiva is grappling with his recently discovered personality, Shiva
chances upon Sati. He seeks after her in a style. Incidentally Sati ends up being the little girl of
the King of Meluha! At the point when the King of Meluha learns of Shiva's partiality to Sati,
he cleverly prods Shiva to seek after his little girl Sati with the expectation that Shiva would
spare Meluha to inspire Sati.

He gives Shiva and Sati a chance to travel together as well. This is where Amish runs
Bollywood with his purported book and he doesn't stop there.This part was, to be perfectly
honest, the most absurd of the parcel. A lovestruck Shiva at that point weds Sati, yet not before
he nullifies the vikarma arrangement of retribution. Under the vikarma framework, a man
needed to hold up under products of the shades of malice in his past birth. Amish has clarified
how Lord Ram built up this as a sensible framework to keep up adjust in the public arena. Shiva
nullifies this framework for all of the Meluha and afterward weds the once-vikarma Sati. The
wedded and upbeat Shiva at that point goes ahead to look for what he supposes is his fate—to
demolish the insidious that Meluhans confront. Throughout the story, Shiva learns of the
Suryavanshis and Chandravanshis. He is taught the lessons of Lord Ram. He measures his own
particular convictions against what is advised to him. He questions himself and discovers
boldness when the Vasudevs proffer him, much-required counsel. Lastly, Shiva goes to war to
annihilate maliciously.

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WRITING STYLE OF AUTHOR

The creator has utilized our Classical legends to give catalyst of his story. The characters are
not new, but rather the stories, told in the third individual omniscient story, are absolutely a
production of binding together creative ability. The legends like Shiva, Sati, Nandi, Virbhadra,
Daksha - all wander around a specific geology as genuine people of fragile living creature and
blood. The objectivity of the writer over the essential inquiry of 'Ethicalness/Vice' additionally
enables the per users to frame their supposition independently. The god-like character is seen
from a generous point of view where 'Karma' or Achievements are the main measuring sticks.

CRITICISM OF THE BOOK

- A few faultfinders trust that the story loses center en route.


- Use of jokes with an English idea in an Indian substance.
- Mixing of Indus valley human advancement and the Vedic period.

EVALUATION

Most importantly credit to the writer for endeavouring to manage Hindu folklore and giving it
the shape that would enthusiasm to the cutting edge peruser. Hindu folklore is a subject that
not very many Indian creators have endeavoured to use in their narrating, substantially less to
construct their story with respect to it. The way that Amish has, goes far to state how our rich
legacy could be utilized as a part of the present day and age. It is an extremely respectable start,
and I truly trust we have many creators who might utilize this recorded foundation to construct
their stories with respect to.
Of course, as a work of unadulterated fiction, it is to be sure great, however there are sure
actualities distorted as the historical backdrop of our property. It would be exceptionally out of
line on my part as a peruser on the off chance that I don't put out an unprejudiced perspective
of the book in light of the fact that even I truly delighted in how the story unfurls. In conclusion,
it is a book, one should read as simply a work of fiction. Kindly do take note of that there are
horribly distorted actualities yet yes, the storyline is great, a portion of the ideas given in it are

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amazingly intriguing and in general a decent read, however I would not rate it as an
"unquestionable requirement read".

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Learning Objectives of the Book Reading is a vital piece of our life. The individuals who
don't read ordinary, end up noticeably old and absence of innovativeness. More we read,
more we sustain our psyche with the data. Our reasoning, our basic leadership capacity, our
correspondence, the way we put things forward, the way we talk and our conduct are guided
by the sort of materials we read. In this book, one can take in form of Shiva and in the type
of Brihaspati how to lead individuals, what quality a pioneer ought to have, how a pioneer
should impart and how a pioneer should take a decision. This isn't only a fiction novel,
really it is an educating.