If you ask me one year ago, I’d say I can’t complete such huge three books. But now I can read any number of pages although 24 hours in a day seem to be so short for my daily activities. Thus I completed three books of Amish, the Shiva Trilogy. No similes or comparisons would match his writing style. You must read at least one of Amish’s books once in your lifetime. His Shiva Trilogies are:
- The Immortals of Meluha
- The Secret of the Nagas
- The Oath of the Vayuputras
All these have been translated to many regional languages in India. I gathered these books from a library next door. While the first two went off very fast, third part took a bit long.
Story revolves around a tribal head Shiva. From a common fellow, he was molded as a godly being. He marries Sati, the princess of Meluha. In short, it is just a reframe of Lord Shiva’s story.
- Wonderful narration
- Perfect love story
- Background has been studied well
- Third part is lagging
- Supports concept of living god
- At times, encouraged violence
Author has showed us there is no need to run behind fantasies like Harry Potter as there are so many stories that can be elaborated or altered in India itself. I felt my eyes wet when I went through some of the emotional sequence in that book. I must say it is for the first time. Anyway, don’t miss this book- the voice of voiceless!