The Immortals of Meluha: Book 1 of the Shiva Trilogy, Book 1

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Tara Press, 2010 - Indic fiction (English) - 398 pages
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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: "œWhat 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.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Amish draws from India's rich culture to fictionalize the life of Shiva, the Great God Mahadev, of Hindu theology. In faraway Tibet 3,000 years ago lived Shiva, a Guna warrior-chieftain. Weary of ... Read full review

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User Review  - cameling - LibraryThing

A man who becomes a God. This mythological novel traces the journey of one man, Shiva, Chief of the Gunas tribe, who, tired of constant battles with neighboring tribes, is persuaded by a Meluhan, to ... Read full review

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