The Immortals of Meluha: Book 1 of the Shiva Trilogy, Book 1
The legend of Shiva the man is told as a gripping fantasy in which Hindu myths are interpreted from a unique perspective and which explores philosophies such as the many versions of reality, karma, the character of societies, nature of evil and duality. A fast moving action narrative in which we also learn of the origin of the Brahmins, the magical anti-ageing drink Somras (with modern-research backed support of its efficacy), the concepts of Vishnu and others.
Somewhere in an attempt to find the right answers, we forget the more important task of asking the right questions. At the end of the first book, Shiva is asking the right question - in fact the most crucial one: "ÂœWhat is evil?" And on his interpretation of the answer and in the very duality of life, hangs the fate of India.
The Immortals of Meluha can be classified as a Mythological Fantasy.