About the Book
The Story of the Man. Whom Legend Turned into a God. 1900 BC. In what modern Indians mistakenly call the Indus Valley Civilisation. The inhabitants of that period called it the land of Meluha – a near perfect empire created many centuries earlier by Lord Ram, one of the greatest monarchs ever lived. This once proud empire and its Suryavanshi rulers face severe perils as its primary river, the revered Saraswati, is slowly drying to extinction. They also face devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis. To make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised and sinister race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills. The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient legend: 'When evil reaches epic proportions, hwen all seems lost, when it appears that your enemies have triumphed, a hero will emerge.' Is the rough-hewn Tibetan immigrant Shiva, really that hero? And does he want to be that hero at all? Drawn suddenly to his destiny, but duty as well as by love, will Shiva lead the Surayavanshi vengeance and destroy evil? This is the first book in a trilogy on Shiva, the simple man whose karma re-cast him as our Mahadev, the God of Gods.
About The Author:
Amish Tripathi, born in 1974, is an Indian author. The second book of the series, The Secret of the Nagas, was published in 2011. The third and the last, The Oath of the Vayuputras, was released in 2013. The author’s books have become the fastest selling book series in the history of Indian publishing. A total of 1.7 million copies have been sold, with a gross retail sale of Rs. 40 crores.
Tripathi’s books revolve around religious and mythological topics, as he is a devotee of Lord Shiva. Tripathi graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and worked in the financial sector for fourteen years in companies such as IDBI Federal Life Insurance, Standard Chartered, and DBS Bank. In 2012, he was ranked at position 85 of Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list.