Har Har Mahadev!!! Jai Nilkanth!!! … Don’t get wrongly… I am not going to participate some religious Group (religion never teach to follow rules forcefully, religion always support freedom of human unless it’s not harm the society. But how to identify rule breaker is harmful or harmless that’s different topic… and will discuss later 🙂 ). I completed “The Immortals of Meluha” recently and after completion of book, I proudly prayed great Mahadev and that was the outcome of first 2 expressions.
In this time, numbers of IIT’s and IIM’s students become story teller (actually they have started to say about their love story). They write about either IIT or IIM, describe all girls they seen as beautiful (everyone forget beauty is matter of View like someone said it, “Beauty lies behind eye of beholder”) and put some content of sex (blind follower of Chetan Bhagat.. Please write something different from him) and book becomes big hit. But some new comer Indian author (yes new comer because there were lots of good authors in early 80 and 90) changes the rule. Like Arvind Adiga – Author of “The White Tiger” and Amish – Author of “The Immortals of Meluha”.
Foremost time, someone has written fiction book based on Indian Mythology. (Please correct if I am wrong). Looking into mythology with the lens of history is marvelous and adventurous. Author gave little bit modern look to mythology which alive all characters. You can feel engrossing adventure with richness of characters and plot.
We have one image of Mahadev (thanks to “OM Namah Shivay” serial) but there are thousands of characteristic of Mahadev as per ShivPuran (How many of people from religion cum political group have read ShivPuran??? It would not be more than your finger count 🙂 ). Amish gave lots of gaze to Mahadev. With characters richness and marvelous story, He raised some issue through Lord Shiva’s eye like vikarma cast (untouchable cast) is unnecessary and we must have to change as life/time change which is very much Eye opener. Amish gave amazing conclusion on Lord Shiva that why he was always unbiased while he is known as destroyer of evil? There is always war between good and evil but no one can recognize it but only Lord Mahadev.
This the first book of Shiva Trilogy (other 2 books yet to come) and it’s definitely a page turner. From my side, it’s 5 out of 5.