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The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi
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Mar 08, 2012

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** spoiler alert ** The Immortals of Meluha is a alternate fictional story of who Lord Shiva was. The Book takes ancient India from the History books and creates a fictional story. There are several occasions when creative situations have been made based on mythological events and actual historical places. The most striking thing in about the book is the way an alternate story has been made from mythology. This book is
certainly not to be missed by anyone.

The Immortals of Meluha Book Review

Shiva's companion Nandi, and the famous Neelkanth all have been given a very different portrayal than what is usually thought of . And the picture that is painted of ancient India is certainly appeasing, but I do wonder if that is true. The Caste system is too described in the way it actually was perceived and not the ridiculous and deviated way it is practiced now.

And the simple yet lucid way Shiva performs the Natraj Pose is certainly one of the best examples of how the author has come up with an alternate life for the character Shiva that we know.
And the author goes on and creates a rather human depiction of Lord Brahma himself. In fact he is addressed as a scientist. Also the near perfect portrayal of the gurukul system is just astounding.

The book is filled with scientific and logical explanation for almost all the mythology surrounding Lord Shiva and the Suryavanshi's. This is a treasure trove for those who love logic.

The War is certainly interesting but the few remaining pages after that proves to be such a climax and the last line will certainly ensure that the next book i read is The Secret of the Nagas.
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