The Immortals of Meluha – Story of Shiva

The Immortals of Meluha - Shiva Trilogy

The Immortals of Meluha - Shiva Trilogy

Came across a very interesting video trailer for Indian Fiction – The Immortals of Meluha. (Thanks to Reem Saied and Gayatri for posting it)

The Immortals of Meluha is – The Story of Shiva, the simple man, whose Karma recast him as our Mahadev. The God of Gods.

‘The Immortals of Meluha’ is written by Amish Tripathi, 35 year old IIM (kolkata) grad  who works with IDBI as National Head Marketing & Product.

This book is the first in the trilogy he is writing.

Trilogy is as follows:

Book 1: “The Immortals of Meluha” – Released on 28’th Feb 2010

You can buy this book from FlipCart at 50% discount and free shipping here :  Buy the Immortals of Meluha

Book 2: “The Secret of the Nagas

Book 3: “The Oath of the Vayuputras”

Check his website :  http://shivatrilogy.com/

Check the video trailer here :

I’ll be buying these books as I love fictions around Mythology.

I personally always believed in the theory of humans being treated as Gods.

Strongly believe Ram, Krishna were super human beings who by their Karma attained a state of God.

103 comments to The Immortals of Meluha – Story of Shiva

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  • I loved this book … am eagerly awaiting for the second part …

  • devendra baghel

    hello sir, nice attempt to make a film on such a great topic, what it requires is a master piece director like Mel Gibson, truely this movie should be made like “Apocalypto(2006)” was made. Please drop in a reply if you like my suggestion.

  • pavan

    There was already a similar attempt by Dr. Chandraprakash Dewedi — a story on Pandavas. Cant remember the title…

  • Priya

    PIcked up the book @ an airport, not yet finished the book. Very gripping till now :)

  • Great work. However you ought to follow up on our research into Pre-History which demonstrates that Rama actually ruled the world from the center of the earth, according to Ramayana. The Center of the earth is a place called ‘Median Biafra’ now located in Nigeria. Acrchaeological disoveries in a place called Igbo Ukwu in modern ‘Biafra’ are replete with what art commentaors have caled ‘Indian wares’ curved swords, elephant heads with heavily beaded decorations, Shiva’s entwined serpents cosmic weapon, and lots more. A woman, probably Sita was buried there and she wore a crescent crown with a total of over 11,000 beads… The archaeologist was a British – Thurstan Shaw. U may contact him for details and make your work more Africa based; which is where your Dravidian ancestors come from – the original Nagas.

  • Great work. However you ought to follow up on our research into Pre-History which demonstrates that Rama actually ruled the world from the center of the earth, according to Ramayana. The Center of the earth is a place called ‘Median Biafra’ now located in Nigeria. Acrchaeological disoveries in a place called Igbo Ukwu in modern ‘Biafra’ are replete with what art commentaors have caled ‘Indian wares’ curved swords, elephant heads with heavily beaded decorations, Shiva’s entwined serpents cosmic weapon, and lots more. A woman, probably Sita was buried there and she wore a crescent crown with a total of over 111,000 bead!! The archaeologist was a British – Thurstan Shaw. U may contact him for details and make your work more Africa based; which is where your Dravidian ancestors actually come from – the original Nagas.

  • Great work. However you ought to follow up on our research into Pre-History which demonstrates that Rama actually ruled the world from the center of the earth, according to Ramayana. The Center of the earth is a place called ‘Median Biafra’ now located in Nigeria. Acrchaeological disoveries in a place called Igbo Ukwu in modern ‘Biafra’ are replete with what art commentaors have caled ‘Indian wares’ curved swords, elephant heads with heavily beaded decorations, Shiva’s entwined serpents cosmic weapon, and lots more. A woman, probably Sita was buried there and she wore a crescent crown with a total of over 111,000 beads!! The archaeologist was a British – Thurstan Shaw. U may contact him for details and make your work more Africa based; which is where your Dravidian ancestors actually come from – the original Nagas.

  • Bhargav N

    Awesome book……very well written…..eagerly awaiting the second part….any idea when itll be out ??

  • Didnt like the book, the pace and the plot were very week. May b I was expecting a harrypotter out of you but Sorry to say I couldnt feel the Shiva.
    Hopefully something better comes out of the other two.

  • mukesh

    its awsome……its keep u jus to tern over the pages….n i m waiting for next part of it…hope to get it soon….all the best…

  • You love fiction around mythology, that explains your twitter handle/blog title – Mayavi :) Thanks a lot for your comment on my blog.

  • Jostin

    A very good book… interesting …. must make it a movie if possible but tats gone to be really hard………….
    Waiting for the next book…………..

  • Raghavan SV

    A very gripping and intersting Novel. Waiting for the subsequent parts. A nice treatise and well researched book. A muist read for all youngters.

  • Narendran Kishore

    The book is excellent.

  • nayan

    sir i wan see this movie searched but did not found if pls send me link to down load film in my id hellonaya2002@gmail.com

  • Sandeep

    Very very poor book. I am sorry, but considering the world standard, it has got a weak plot and a boring narration. THe concept and the last chapter can be given some credit, but overall the book seemed worthless to me.

  • It is the best book i have ever read.you can`t just stop reading.

  • catch 22

    Read this book. Liked the concept but was not impressed with the research behind. The author has imagination but did not go the distance to understand history or pre-history. The storyline reads like a Hollywood movie and is rather weak.

  • We have completed our triligy on the origins of world civilizatuions. Our second book They Lived Before Adam won the 2009 International Book Awards in USA in the Multi-cultural Non-Fiction Cetegory. Our third book The Lost Testament of the Ancestor od Adam, provides even more proof of Dravidian origins in West Africa.Rama and Osiris were actually two names for the same person, and Sita was Isis. Egypt did not exist then. It was in Punt/Meluhha that tese things happened. In West Africa. Rama was the ruler of Atlantis before the Deluge, but due to sibling rivalry he had to leave Atlantis and he settled in the West African rain forest and still ruled the world from there. He was the first Christ/Avater of the world. Archaeologists have unearthed the city he built in the rain forest – there are many Indian artifacts there. It was he who sank Atlantis with Naga magic of Hanuman – the leader of the West African cavemen, who has been identified as the god El (Ele in Igbo and Ela in Yoruba). Osiris/Rama latter conquered Asia (including India) and created a new civilization there and imported African mythologies and legends into Asia through his West African followers who settled in Asia/India.

  • We have completed our trilogy on the origins of world civilizations. Our second book They Lived Before Adam won the 2009 International Book Awards in USA in the Multi-cultural Non-Fiction Cetegory. Our third book The Lost Testament of the Ancestors of Adam, provides even more proof of Dravidian origins in West Africa.Rama and Osiris were actually two names for the same person, and Sita was Isis. Egypt did not exist then. It was in Punt/Meluhha that these things happened. In West Africa. Rama was the ruler of Atlantis before the Deluge, but due to sibling rivalry he had to leave Atlantis and he settled in the West African rain forest and still ruled the world from there. He was the first Christ/Avater of the world. Archaeologists have unearthed the city he built in the rain forest – there are many Indian artifacts there. It was he who sank Atlantis with Naga magic of Hanuman – the leader of the West African cavemen, who has been identified as the god El (Ele in Igbo and Ela in Yoruba). Osiris/Rama latter conquered Asia (including India) and created a new civilization there and imported African mythologies and legends into Asia through his West African followers who settled in Asia/India.

  • Mash

    This is a theory similar to that of Jesus’ – a great mortal deemed as God. This is how legends are created, after all.

  • V

    Overall the concept of the book is really nice. The author takes elements from Indian mythology and combines them properly with his own fantasy.

    In an interview over here http://www.whackk.com/july-2010/karma-shiva-and-adventure
    the author said that, “I need to take feedback honestly and sincerely to keep improving. But if the point is specifically on the modernity of the language, I don’t intend to change that. Language is a means to an end. The end in the case of a fiction book is to tell a story. If the language makes it easy, then the language is doing its job. If the language is too difficult and ends up making the story slow, then it is not doing its job. And the best way to make the language easy is to use words that people use every day, not trip them up with some classical words for which they would have to rush to the dictionary”

  • SB

    Anybody in the USA has this book who can ship it to me? I’m ready to pay the retail price and shipping.

    SB

  • Balakrishna N A

    It keep the grip, subject choosen is well appriciated and the rythm is still their…. i wish after mahadev it will be vasudev by Amish…. we have so much more to learn from our past………keep up the momemtum

  • sushant kote

    i just lov des book,,a must read book, i m just waiting fr de sequel of it plz do let me wen it will be published,,thank u…

  • Supriya Thapar

    loved this book.. waiting for the second part eagerly…when is it getting released?

  • nk

    Those of u ppl who hv liked this book, might wanna read “Return of the Aryans ” by Bhagwan S Gidwani. All these books share sm common threads, however , in pieces even contradict each other.

  • Janak Patel

    Dear sir,
    When this book will publish in Gujarati or Hindi ?
    we are waiting for it and we will be thankful to you for ur publication in above language.

  • very gripping and adventurous.I loved it.I am eagerly waiting for the next book.

  • udit

    can some one tell me when the second part gets published??

  • Ramakrishna

    I just loved the book … can some one tell me is the second part out ??

  • ramanan.pg

    Meluha is the name by which people of Indus Valley Civilization were known to Sumerians.The word ‘Meluha’ is associated with the Tamil word ‘mElulakam’ meaning ‘the abode high above’. Tamils also refer to a lost continent similar to Atlantis, by the name Lemurian continent.The origin of human is believed to be in north-east Africa.Signs of mother-goddess ,Siva and Murugan are found in Indus valley seals, which are Dravidian in nature.Read articles on Indus Valley Civilization and the on the on-going war between Dravidian scholars and Vedic scholars.An distorted-attempt in vain was tried by Rajaram which is now Known as ‘Piltdown horse’ or ‘horse play’ among historians and Archeologist the world-over.

  • vee

    The story is really good. I only picked up this book because there weren’t any other books that looked the least bit promising, but was pleasantly surprised to find myself skipping meals to read it. I don’t appreciate the style of writing though. Some of the characters are ‘overdone’. Still, I can’t wait for the second book to hit the stores.

  • nithya

    I know its been a while since the book was published and its a little too late in the day for commenting on it..while I loved the concept of the story and was infact one of the first to pick it up from the bookstores, I felt the language used was really plebeian.The triology has great potential and I wish the author uses this to his fullest advantage.I still am waiting for part 2 though!

  • Bhumesh

    Very nicely made, very good for those who want to glimpse of social dynamics of the pre-vedic era. I am very much curious to know how Amish did his research before writing this book. Good Work.

  • sujai

    loved the book, eagerly waiting for the second in the trilogy.

  • MSM

    Superb Concept. Good read. Fiction mixed with history. Looking forward to the next one..

  • Priya

    Awaiting for the 2nd part…..

  • Adrian

    In Ramayan, the story of Rama and Sita, handed down to humans via Shiva it is said that an celestial language was handed down to all humanity. Its name was said to be Tamil. The West African language of the cavemen (Hanuman) has survived today as Igbo. In Igbo language Elulakam (Elulokem)also means “my abode high above”. Igbo was probably replaced by Hindu scholars with Tamil. It has been found to be the mother of most world languages studied by our researchers. The Igbo prehistoric civilization excavated by the Thurstan Shaw has snake science writings showing a number of Tamil-like and Malayalam-like letters. Both these languages are Dravidian Indian.

  • Adrian

    Also Igbo people believe their oldest ancestors the cavemen Homo Erectus were immortal, and that death only came with Adam, the Homo Sapiens. I think the Bible confirms this. The Rama story also says Ram traveled South and after meeting and joining with Hanuman continued South and reach the Sea which was likely the Southern-based Atlantic Ocean close to Igbo land, the place where the archaeologists found a lost city with many artifacts they identified as Indian.

  • vibhi

    i love this book
    read it 14 times
    cannot wait for the 2nd book

  • Jaikrishna Bhat

    Just saw the book with a cousin of mine, started reading the first page… but then…I could not stop…The combination of Mythology and history is too good.. and the hidden philosophy in the story made me to read it non-stop… Good work Amish, now when can we expect your other books?

  • Nischay

    Plz Plz release the second book as soon as possible

  • ashish kanth

    yeah awesome book. Sir don’t mind if u can give me a link from where i can download this movie i will be thankful to u. I had been searching this movie but i couldn’t found my id is babukumarkanth@rediffmail.com

  • Bhargav Vyas

    Amazing book. Well crafted in terms of highlighting ancient india.
    Awaiting for next book ….

  • Really nice book and very very interesting.
    I loved the way Shiva loved Sati.
    Nice work waiting for the next series…

  • prachi dasgupta

    Excellent work by amish….. was not able to leave the book till the end….. waiting for release of second book

  • aparna

    the book was awesome i could sense a perfect balance between science and religion eagerly waiting for the second part

  • swathi.N

    where is the next book of meluha i am dieing to get it reply me soon

  • udaya sree

    ur buk was a blast. i loved it. after reading it i started 2 think positively abt RAM.nice research n gripping story. i nvr known that shiva actually luved parvathi n i believe u. thanx 4 giving us such a nice buk. waiting 4 d other two……………

  • Uday Ranpara

    I loved the book and eagerly waiting for the next one… my suggestion is please try and include more heroic acts of lord shiva……..

  • Sneha Das

    being a student of ancient Indian history, this take on the Indian mythology is really interesting and i would like to mention that the characterization of the characters is awesome….waiting for more…EAGERLY…..!!!! truly a page turner!!!

    good luck!!!

  • Harsh

    An excellent book. You must ensure to get a movie is made. Every youngster must read this book. Would also like to suggest that you should not stop with these books. Since you have started the concept of combining mythology with fiction. I feel that you must write similar stories on Gautam Buddha and many othe mythological personalities. When is the next book being released

  • Sushant

    Celebrates Indian Mythology in a very western way ……brand new approch and excellent attempt

  • m

    does anybody know when is the book 2 coming out?

  • rrajapur

    Awesome book, should be read as a stand alone and should not be compared with other writers. Its really nice. Liked it and waiting for the second book.

  • radha

    its likely to be released this july

  • harshyam patel

    awaiting eagerly the secrets of the nagas

  • Debrup

    Hi……
    In August(most probably)……………you can pre order it from http://www.flipkart.com.

  • aarushi

    Pls lemme noe wen d 2nd book is cumin out………

  • mano

    its not published yet… :(
    eagerly waiting for 2nd part…

  • Pavas

    The best book I have ever read. It was gifted to me as I am addicted to the novels. This book was as good as Godfather. It was so intresting that I left my office for two days to complete it and till now waiting for the next part.

  • sasisekar

    waiting for the second book, everyone should read this book . just read and feel u r with shiva. its real wonderful experience. just feel it.

  • sasisekar

    i have doubt,the tamil people know manu as manu needhi chozhan, but the autho

    r have given he is from pandiyas dynasty how is it and on what basis?

  • RamChandra

    The book will be released on 29th of this month… as was told to me by the bookseller.

  • Edward James

    Sorry Mistake became wrong:) the facebook link for the Shivatrilogy page is http://www.facebook.com/shivatrilogy

  • Its the owsome book . truly great!! waiting eagerly for next part! :)

  • Ranjeet Walunj

    “Secrets of the Nagas” book is available for Pre-Order from flipkart.
    Have read the first chapter and written my views on the same here

  • Sneha

    “Secrets of Nagas” I got the book and just gonna start the same. Part 1 is awesome and the touching story. Did this really happened is it the real story?

  • Ohh…. just finished “Secrets of the Nagas”… AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING… you will not believe how many things change in this one… gosh.. waiting for “Oath of the Vayuputras” is going to be more tough than the wait for “Nagas”….

  • Santhoshini Mereddy

    Finished “Secret of Nagas”,its amazing while readinng through page by page…..its very tough to wait for the release of “OATH of Vayuputras”..donno when this will be going to release :(

  • rasika

    when is the oath of vayuputras releasing…..?? i cant wait man….. amish are u listening…??

  • ilovemeluha

    I Love The Books… when will the Oath of the Vayuputras RELEASE?
    Eagerly Waiting! :)

  • ganesh

    just want to now that shri Ram was before Shiva……because in the book it mentioned that he wear the cloth were its written shri Ram….

  • both of the books are great. A must READ!

  • atul

    I’ve gone through ur all ad.of this book, but i think that you have go into deep more study & than you’ll have to write the book like “The Story of Shiva” because The SHIVA is not avatar of Vishnu…
    Here the Indian Matyho Bhrma & Vishnu are added force fully!!!
    In Shiv Puran There is battle between Shiva & Vishnu…
    & Shiva won the battle…than siva is avatar of Vishnu…how it is possible???
    Because Vishnu is represent of Brahimns & Shiva Represent of Orignial Indains…that is GAN pratha…
    Shiva is hero of GAN NAIK…
    hence prove his son named GANPATI…
    GAN meance people,democracy…
    Vishnu is not the hero of GAN!!!
    Think of this
    YES we are proud of LORD SHIVA,but we did not expect that “the shiva is avatar of vishnu”
    Because Both lord shiva & vishnu are different in all ways…
    Lord shiva lead our original Indian…
    & vishnu Lead Brahmins…
    How it is possible the both opposite end are meet each other???
    Think on it How the real story of SHIVA???

  • Yogesh

    Hi Atul,
    Did you read the books? nobody is saying that Shiva is avatar of Vishnu. In the book there is even not a concept of Avatar. As in the book stated, All the so called avatars were nothing but normal people who became godlike due to their Karma. If any person brings Law and Order in the society, he was known as Vishnu as Vishnu is a protector. For Example, Ram brought law and order to his kingdom so he was called the 7th Vishnu. Same way Shiva is called as Mahadev / Lord Rudra who was destroyer of the Evil. And in the books Amish has narrated the journey of Shiva – from a simple man to Mahadev.

  • Vaibhav

    Hey atul,
    I pity your narrow minded views.. you ask the author to study deeply.. but I think it u who is in need of study.. what is this line about “Lord shiva lead our original Indian… &vishnu Lead Brahmins…” do you mean, Brahmins are not Indians?? btw I am brahmin and a Shivaite. So tell me, whether I am an Indian or not? Instead of commenting on the book, you are spreading your false and narrow minded view. I pity you.. you are suggesting that gods fight gods.. isn’t it enough that all over humans are fighting humans..

  • Anjali

    The books are very realistic.The way he ahs blended different stories is beautiful.

  • Axe

    Atul u need to read it properly.

  • Hi ,

    I love the book and i am now waiting for 3rd part..

  • soumick

    atul> u r not opening up ur mind to the real facts. u r only keeping it confined to previous mythological explanations. Shiva had no miraculous powers. He couldnt create a thunderstorm with his trishul. He was a normal Man like u n me whose deeds for the society were so great that he is being preached as God nowadays. nd every other god throughout the world, for every other religion is same. Its their deeds to the society which matters. which has made them Gods. Nd they should.
    Generally in Mythologies, stories are made twisted and they are often based on unrealistic concepts with too many miracles n magic revolving around it. Contrary to that Amish has presented the real story of Shiva’s life based on realistic concepts and facts. For this I admire him. He has done a great deal of research on it. In case of Indians, if u study the indian history from the stone age or paleolithic age or different research works of famous historians u will find that only few tribals here in the deccan plateau, chotanagpur plateau and andaman islands are true natives. rest all of us Aryans or Dravidians came here thousands of years back from outside.
    But does it matter? we have accepted this place and it has accepted us. So now this is our home and we are all Indians.
    Atul its only this that ur mind has not attained the enlightenment yet. But u may find it soon and then u will understand.

    BAM BHOLE!

  • sobhana

    what an amazing experience it is to reda the books of shiva triology,, the beauty of description and excellence in derivations.. of the logic of human mind has not only increased my passion about our mythology ,, and also on the standards of the personality predominance..

  • Anu

    Superb books…. Can’t wait for the third part!! Excellent narration skills and story flow. Wonderful imaginative power. How he puts each of the mythological characters as pieces of the puzzle is just amazing

  • Pradeep Nair

    I have read that book twice, i am waiting for the second book to come, Best wishes for the Author.

  • K.A.Venkatraman

    I read first and the second book and waiting for the third. I like the way Shiva has been portrayed.Yes I feel Shiva as normal human being can have a family.

  • Abraham Isaac

    One of the few great books I am reading after a long time. Quite a nice revelation for a Christian like me, of the the hindu legend and mythology mixed together and told in a wonderful way.

    Eagerly awaiting the 3rd volume of the secret of Nagas and hope we wont have to wait too long. Keep up the good work!!!!

  • Shobhna

    opps……….just cant resist for 3rd book..when its relasing ..
    Its amazing, feeling as if i was there only .

  • Yogesh

    For the Shiva Trilogy Fans : http://www.sparkthemagazine.com/?p=2199
    Check out the interview of amish tripathi and his hardwork and views for Shiva trilogy.

  • ABHINAV

    cant wait for the part 3, definetly its a book that really carved indian history beautifully!!

  • leksang bhutia

    eagerly wating for the third book!! sad dat i read d second book first !! could not feel the suspense in the first book lol…!! whn is the third book releasing ??

  • Darshan Sangodkar

    I read all the comments made by the readers, all interesting with different perspectives. The author has painted the journey of a man who attained the level of divine/god through his Karma invoking the divine/Mahadev which is in each and every one of us.
    If in some way the books have inspired you to be an inch close to Shiva then it has served its purpose. If by reading about Shiva, this is the thrill just image what it will be being in presence of him. Join some men/Sadgurus/Baba/ who live in his presence and see the change it gets you to your life.

    Om Namah Shivaya!

    For those who still think, we came from Aryan or Dravadians, please read this

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/01/0110_060110_india_genes.html

  • vijay

    I think all of us have to remember that this Story is from the perspective of the Author

  • kakarot

    lol…. gods are never human beings, god is god everytime and no human being can become god or equal to him however whatever deeds he do.My comment would hurt many people but some people would be happy tha there is really a _____ person who still knows ________.And if they were human beings before then who created the land on which they walk

  • kakarot

    And soumick and all of you are unable to think beyond a limit, if god was a human being how can he create planets (Is Mahatama Gandhi a God or any other noble person)god is person who is above the the main problems of every existting living being in universe
    EG:-1)Birth.God never takes birth he just appears ,however avatars are descendants of lord to destroy evil in the form of human so god abides with some basic rules of human being such as birth but not death he just disappears, and if god breaks his own rules everything will get destroy. So avatars take birth but there are many instances when god just appears.
    2)Old age. Who does not become old with time( if lord SHIVA was human being he must have died after some 100 Years !!)
    2)Diseases.Who never catch any kind of diseases small or big
    3)Ultimately Death. If any thing is born it has to die so god never dies cause he never takes birth.

    This knowledge is beyond human perception so im not able to explain you precisely.
    And you think that amish must have done research !!. What is the reasearch to be done when everything is mentioned in vedas .And if you dont believe this can ANYONE get me the source from where did amish tripathi got that lord shiva was a human being. Thereis no one religious text that describes that god was a human being.

  • kakarot

    Yes amish tripathi has told that this is his imaginative story Ok?

  • shwetha naik

    hi amish. you are a superb writer. i really loved your both the books. eagerly waiting for the third book . please release it soon.all the best for next edition.

  • Ajay Gowda

    The first half of the story is very intersting.The autor was very genious to not to let the readers to guess the characters and suspenses in the very next page easily….
    Sequel – Secret of Nagas takes the readers to the different world of Shiva.

  • Are there ebooks available for purchase / download for this series? Didn’t find any on Amazon or Flipkart..

    Thanks!

  • dorothee

    Who knows anything about the historical accuracy of the stories and description of the places? No research references are given.

  • firoz

    its really mind blowing… a wonderfull very interesting book

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