Tripathi's grandfather was a pundit and his parents are avid readers of Indian mythology, hence he found it easy to trust what he had heard from his parents and grandparents, and relied on them for the stories in the novel. This young novelist started writing in 2009. They also face devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis who have joined forces with the Nagas, a cursed race with physical deformities. One day, while watching a historical program, Tripathi and his family got into the discussion about consciousness and the evil inside man. With consultation from the Devagiri Chief Minister Kanakhla and the Head of Meluhan Army, Parvateshwar, Shiva advances towards Swadweep, the land of the Chandravanshis.
He started reading on the different philosophies and the Indian mythologies. Ultimately, when Tripathi's agent Tiwari decided to publish around 5,000 copies of the book himself, they already had the celebrity preview attached to it, and it helped in promotion. According to my father in law, the translation was up to the mark. Truely Amish deserves the comparison with Paulo Cohello. He also learns that Somras was the reason why the Meluhans lived for so many years. The Meluhans, under Ayurvati's orders, carry on the healing process.
They later come to know that she is Princess Sati, the daughter of Daksha and is a Vikarma, an untouchable in this life due to sins committed in her previous births. The Meluhans announce Shiva as the Neelkanth, their fabled saviour. One morning, the whole of Meluha wakes up to loud noises coming from Mount Mandar. So he decided to write a book on Shiva, one of the Hindu Gods. But when it published, it broke all previous records in Indian book selling history.
Tripathi felt that a celebrity name associated with the book would do wonders for its promotion. On the other hand Chandravanshis were also spreading terror by their attacks on Meluha. It was called the kingdom of Meluha. . In the program they learned that in ancient Persia, demons were known as Daivas a term reserved for the Gods in Indian mythology , and angels were called Asuras a term reserved for demons in Indian mythology. Shiva is then taken to Devagiri, the capital city of Meluha, where he meets King Daksha. It had to be reprinted a number of times to keep up with the demand.
On their first night of stay at Srinagar, the Gunas wake up amid high fever and sweating. He is the hero who arrives when the evil gets out of control. As Shiva comes out of the temple, he notices Sati standing out of the temple waiting for him and a Naga standing near a tree. This first book from the Shiva trilogy, published in February 2010. The book considers Indian and non-Indian receptions to the body of mythology-inspired fiction, highlighting how English fiction from India has moved away from being identified as the traditional Indian postcolonial text. There are devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis - and to make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills.
Shiva accepts the proposal and moves to Meluha with his tribe. It was the land of Suryavanshis, who followed the Solar Calendar and Lord Ram. Their main river Saraswati were drying continuously. They had also made an alliance with the Nagas, which was a cursed race. There he meets a priest from whom he comes to know about his karma, fate and his choices in life, which would guide him in future. The present king of Meluha, Daksha, sends his emissaries to North India in Tibet, to invite the tribes that live there to Meluha. Another friend of Tripathi, Rashmi Pusalkar, designed the book cover according to his specifications, which were to keep a balance between reality and fantasy.
It was their deeds in the human life that made them famous as Gods. The story was based on Meluha—the probable ancient name for the Indus Valley Civilisation, according to modern historians. The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient prophecy: when evil reaches epic proportions and all seems lost, a hero will emerge. The book has been awarded with , and many others. Tripathi utilized Microsoft Excel to divide his writings into different parts, including characters, the plot, sub-plots and deadlines for events. Ultimately, when the book was published in February 2010, it went on to become a huge commercial success. First book of the trilogy, the Immortals tale unfolds in Meluha, a land that is ruled by the Suryavanshi tribe that firmly believes in the prophecy of 'Neelkanth' Shiva being their saviour.
Brahaspati invites Shiva and the royal family on an expedition to Mount Mandar, where the legendary Somras is manufactured using the waters of the Saraswati river. It actually puts up a conversation rather than a two-minute wire on the same. After finishing writing The Immortals of Meluha, Tripathi faced rejection from many publication houses. It was critically appreciated by some Indian reviewers, others noted that Tripathi's writing tended to lose focus at some parts of the story. He has also been included in the list of 100 top celebrities of India by the. Enraged by this, Shiva declares war on the Chandravanshis. Enraged by the so-called obsolete law, Shiva declares himself as the Neelkanth and swears to dissolve the Vikarma law.