Born on October 18, 1974, Amish Tripathi is an Indian author. Since 2010, his books have sold over 6 million copies in India. He is popular for his Shiva Trilogy and Ram Chandra Series. In September 2020, Tripathi announced that he is turning also into a producer. He will produce a movie adaptation of his work named Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India with Wakaoo Films and Casa Media under the banner Immortal Studios. In an interview in March 2022 at Kolkata Literary Meet, he revealed his plans for his book on Mahabharata. Here in this article, we are going to read about the top 5 must-read books of Amish Tripathi.
5 Must-Read Books of Amish Tripathi
The Immortals of Meluha
1900 BC, Indus Valley Civilization – the people of the land called it Meluha. It is a near-perfect realm created many centuries earlier by Ram. This land was once a proud empire but it is gradually drying to extinction. Meluha is also facing destructive terrorist attacks from the east land of the Chandravanshis. To make the condition worse Chandravanshis allied with the sinister race of deformed humans with fascinating martial skills, the Nagas. The only ray of hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient legend, Shiva. Will this Tibetan immigrant be able to destroy evil and take vengeance for the Suryavanshi?
The Secrets of the Nagas
The sinister Naga warrior has killed his friend Brahaspati and now he is stalking his wife Sita. The Tibetan immigrant who is prophesied to be the destroyer of evil named Shiva will now rest until he finds his demonic adversary. His vengeance and the search for evil will lead him to the threshold of the Nagas. The sign of the rise of malevolence is everywhere. A crown prince is killed; a realm is devastated as it is held for ransom, and more. Moreover, the perfect empire Meluha is riddled with a terrifying secret in the city of births, Maika. Shiva is unaware that a master puppeteer is playing an excellent game.
Scion of Ikshvaku
Ram Rajya is perfect but perfect has a price. India, 3400 BCE – The damage in Ayodhya runs deep. Raavan, the demon king of Lanka does not impose his rule on the defeated. He imposes his trade. All the money has been sucked out of the realm. The people of Sapt Sindhu descend into corruption, poverty, and despondency. They are crying out loud for a savior. Their leader is one of them. A tortured prince whom they tried to break named Ram. Ram loves his country even when his people torment him. He always stands for the law along with Sita and his brothers, against the chaos and darkness.
Sita – Warrior of Mithila
India, 3400 BCE – India is plagued with poverty and resentment. The people detest their rulers. They hate their corrupt and selfish elite. Outsiders are taking advantage of this division. Raavan, the ruler of Lanka grows increasingly powerful, sinking his demonic fangs deeper into this hopeless situation of Sapt Sindhu. Two powerful tribes finally decided to rebel as it became unbearable. However, a savior is required so they began their search. An abandoned baby is found in a field. She was guarded by a vulture from a pack of wolves. The baby was adopted by the ruler of a powerless kingdom named Mithilla. This baby is not an ordinary child, she is Sita.
Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta
What is light without darkness? What is the purpose of god without evil? India, 3400 BCE – A land that is suffering from chaos and poverty. Most people are dying quietly and a few are rejecting. Some are fighting for themselves and some are conflicting for a better world. And then there are some like Raavan who don’t care about the world. He is blessed by the gods with extraordinary skills and power. And, he is cursed by his fate to be tested to the extremes. He is quite filled with cruelty, fearlessness, and courage. A resolve to conquer, to be the giant among men, and seize everything great is his purpose in life. He is a man of both knowledge and violence. Tripathi in this third book of the Ram Chandra explores if Raavan is the greatest villain in history or just a man living in a dark place.
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