The Shiva Trilogy: Amish Tripathi

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The mythology has always had a special place in my heart. Maybe its because I have been given the gift of these stories from my grandparents. Coming from a religious background and living in a city like Calcutta have never been able to absorb the flavors of religions from community life. As a result, my parents would ensure that I have heard some mythological stories based on their individual choices, when I am in home for the summer holidays.

So in turn, I heard about the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh or Shiva from my mother. Thanks to my passion for mythology has increased and I began reading about Greek and Roman mythology, as well. Seeing the success of the old mythological tale, perhaps Amish Tripathi gave the boost he needs for his debut novel The Immortals of Meluha. 

His trilogy deals with Shiva, the destroyer. Well I for one have always been more interested in Vishnu, the protector. I would rather worship the one with the solution. Of course I know the basic mythology, the consort Parvati, Ganesha and Karthik as children. I think in the family the most popular Ganesha is the god responsible to remove obstacles from your way. Any return to the Shiva Trilogy as the author has not complied with the basic story of the way in which Ashok Banker attached to the basic story of the Ramayana.

There are a number of these changes and twists in the story are what makes it all the more interesting for the modern reader. You can not predict what will happen. The description of the ancient society is very interesting and although èdifficile imagine that it really happened that way in ancient India, it is still very funny. Some old customs, such as the tradition vikarma are quite true. So there is in fact quite mixed with fantasy to make you believe that is how it happened.

Amish suggests that Shiva was not God from the heavens, but an ordinary man who has gained stature as God because of his works. His story begins at Mount Kailash in Tibet! Shiva is the chief warrior of a tribe that migrated to the promised land of Meluha. The almost perfect kingdom that was established centuries ago by Lord Sri Ram.

Immortals of Meluha

Book one of the Shiva Trilogy

Here is the story of the migration of the tribe of Meluha is treated as well as the discovery that Shiva is the Neelkanth elusive. When he and his tribe is given somras, the magical medicinal drink that Meluhans use to improve their age, there is an outbreak of fever and illness in the neighborhoods. After the fever is controlled Shiva gets an unusual talisman, a blue neck. This makes the good doctor believe that he is the benefactor of their legends that have foretold. The saviour comes from outside the earth and destroys all evil. The rest of the book deals with Shiva and his journey in Meluha and then the kingdom of their bitter enemies of the nation of Swadeep.

Secret of the Nagas

Book Two of the Shiva Trilogy

The second book continues the stories of Shiva, the migrant who is now hailed as Mahadev. He is married to his Sati, the princess of Meluha and reached the holy city of Benares. Considering how our mythology has to say Shivji of the Ganges and to bring her to the ground, it is quite a nice way to weave in the history of the city. Now the focus shifts to Shiva to fight evil, but who is evil? Certainly not the Chandravanshis of Swadeep, not Suryavanshis of Meluha is, so is the Naga?

Oath of Vayuputras

Book Three of the Shiva Trilogy

After reaching the coast of Naga Capital, Shiva and his party made up Suryavanshis, Chandravanshis and Naga were attacked. Barely survived the attack by ships that sailed up the river Narmada, the last book that left us wondering what would happen. Will Shiva locate and destroy all evil? Or will he fight without realizing what for?

Iniquity have increased just a supernatural being be able to end it. Shiva is assembling his army. He arrives at the Naga centre, Panchavati, and malevolence is at last exposed. The Neelkanth puts in order for a sacred combat in opposition to his exact adversary, a chap whose name inculcates trepidation in the ferocious of combatants.
India shudders beneath the ambush of a sequence of violent skirmishes. It's a confrontation for the extreme essence of the realm. Scores of will depart this life save for Shiva ought not to fall short, no matter what the price. In his extreme anxiety, he gets in touch with to the individuals who have by no means presented any aid to him: the Vayuputras. Will he make it? And what will be the actual price of fighting wickedness to India and to Shiva's spirit. Find out the response to these inscrutabilities in this ultimate component of the bestselling Shiva Trilogy.

Amish Tripathi led the old story to a new audience. The old story has been re-spun and secrets revealed in the second book in the Shiva trilogy left us all wanting more. Karan Johar's Dharma Productions has landed the film rights to the best-selling debut novel by Amish Tripathi, The Immortals of Meluha. It will be a film not to be missed.

Amish Tripathi is the new pop star of Indian literature. The former banker, now full-time writer, has just sold the rights to his next trilogy to a record sum of one million dollars, the highest advance ever paid by a publisher in India. In the past, other Indian writers have made ​​substantial advances, such as Vikram Seth had received the same amount from Penguin for a sequel to A Suitable Boy and more recently the Random House paid a little less for the autobiography of cricket star Yuvraj Singh, but in all cases it was the sale of the rights for publication in the United States, Europe or even worldwide. 

Amish Tripathi is the first Indian author to receive that kind of money just for the market of Southeast Asia . It must be said that the publisher Gautam Padmanabhan of Westland Press has done well to his calculations, its not really a shot in the dark the last novel of the previous fantasy trilogy signed by Tripathi, The Oath of the Vayuputras, was a bestseller with 500,000 copies sold in just one day.

With the background of the genre, Tripathi allowed himself the luxury of getting paid for a book that does not yet exist, not even in his mind. He said it had not yet thrown down a line, for now has four or five ideas for the head but does not know with certainty what will develop.

The first trilogy The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas and The Oath of the Vayuputras is a reworking of the Indian mythological tale. It is the story of Shiva, the man actually lived 4,000 years ago whose adventures were so great to make people think of being in front of a god. It's hard to be labeled as a genre, there's fantasy, mythology, history, the shape is that of a thriller, but there is also a lot of philosophy, ancient and modern. 

While the 3 volumes continue to sell well in Asia and have just been published in England, the American edition is in the pipeline and the film rights have already been sold.

For many, the key to the success of Tripathi is the return to tradition in an age of change that is putting a strain on the identity of the Asian society. The more global we become, the more we desire to rediscover our roots, noted Namita Gokhale, organizer of the Jaipur literary festival, the western myths are static but the gods are living in India for thousands of years and continue to be reinterpreted.

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