Summary of The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi

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The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi

Book Review - The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi

Genre- Fictional Mythology

Publishing Year- 2010


The Immortals of Meluha is the debut book of Amish Tripathi and is the first in the Shiva Trilogy followed by The Secret of the Nagas and The Oath of the Vayuputras. The book was published in 2010 and is based on the radical idea that all Gods were once humans and because of their good deeds in human life they become God. 

Main Characters:

Shiva - The main character who is a tibetan immigrant to Meluha and is also the chief of the Guna Tribe. People believe him to be Meluhan Legend who is Neelkanth the destroyer of evil. 

Sati - She is the princess of Meluha and the daughter of emperor Daksha. Shiva falls in love with her. She is very skilled, beautiful and brave. Even after being a Vikarma (who bears misfortune in present life due to sins of past life) Shiva marries her.

Other characters are Nandi, Veerbhadra, Daksha, Brahaspati, Parvateshver, Ayurvati and few more. 

In this Novel The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi, three races are defined i.e. Suryavanshis, Chandravanshis and Nagas.

Blurb -

The storyline revolves around the perfect empire Meluha which was created by Lord Ram many centuries ago. Meluha and its Suryavanshi rulers face a crisis as its primary river is about to extinct.

Meluhan King i.e. Daksha sends an invite to Shiva (Chief of Guna Tribe). Upon arrival’s first night the whole tribe wakes up with sweating and fever.

Ayurvati who is the chief of Medicine of Meluhans finds that Shiva is the only one who doesn’t have fever or any such symptom. Moreover, Shiva’s throat turns blue. So, upon discussion, Meluhans announce Shiva as Neelkanth (Savior). 

Shiva is then taken to Devgiri where he meets Sati. During his stay, Shiva comes to know about the war between the two tribes Suryavanshis and Chandravanshis. 

Brahaspati (Chief of Meluha) invites Shiva and the Royal Family on an expedition to Mount Mandar where the legendary drink (Somras) is made. Here Bookishmb will not tell the importance of Somras. The Benefits of Somras will be known when you will read the book. 

One morning, Mount Mandar is attacked and Brahaspati is nowhere to be found. Shiva understands it all and a war is declared on Chandravanshis.

Battle is fought in which Meluhans finally win and Chandravanshi King is captured.

But the twist occurs when Chandravanshi princess explains that they also had similar legend Neelkanth will come to save their land. Upon hearing this Shiva is dumbstruck and distressed. Shiva goes to Ayodhya’s famous temple along with Sati and has a discussion about his karma, fate and choices in life that will guide him in future.

To know more, read the book.

The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi is a perfect blend of contemporary technology with Hindu mythology. The characters are perfected and narrated in an informed manner by Amish Tripathi. The book is perfect for all types of readers and keeps readers hooked throughout. Completely recommended for beginners and those who love to read mythology topics. 

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