The Immortals of Meluha is the first novel of the Shivatrilogy series by Amish Tripathi. The story is set in theland of Meluha and begins with the arrival of theTibetan tribal Shiva. The Meluhan belief that Shiva istheir fabled saviour Neelkanth, is confirmed when heconsumes the Somras, a legendary healing potion,which turns his throat blue. Shiva decides to help theMeluhans in their war against the Chandravanshis,who had joined forces with a cursed group calledNagas. However, in his journey and the resulting fightthat ensues, Shiva learns how his choices actuallyreflected who he aspires to be, and how it led todire consequences.
Tripathi had initially decided to write a book on the Ultimately, when the philosophy of evil, but was book was published in dissuaded by his family February 2010, it went onmembers, so he decided to to become a huge write a book on Shiva, one commercial success. It of the Hindu Gods. Hedecided to base his story on had to be reprinted a the fundamental concept number of times to keep that all Gods were once up with the demand. human beings; it was their Tripathi even changeddeeds in the human life that his publisher and hosted made them famous as a big launch for the Gods. After finishing writing book in Delhi. The The Immortals of Meluha,Tripathi faced rejection from Immortals of Meluha many publication houses. went on to sell over Ultimately when his agent 125,000 copies, making itdecided to publish the book one of the best-selling himself, Tripathi embarked fiction novels of 2010.on a promotional campaign.
Ayurvati – The Chief of Medicine, Ayurvati is another intelligent and revered woman, who iscapable of curing any disease. She is the first one to realize that Shiva is the "Neelkanth", their savior.Suryavanshis-The Suryavanshis are followers of Shri Ram andthe Solar Calendar and try to lead a life that is asideal as possible. The Suryavanshis believe inSatya, Dharma, Maan—truth, duty, and honor.
Naga – A cursed raceof people who havephysical deformities.They are extremelyskilled warriors. Chandravanshis--
What we today call the Indus Valley Civilization, Meluha is a near perfect empire, created many centuries earlier by Lord Ram, one of the greatest monarchs that ever lived. However, the once proud empire and its Suryavanshi rulers face severe perils as its primary river, the revered Saraswati, is slowly drying to extinction. They also face devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis who have joinedforces with the Nagas, a cursed race with physical deformities. The present king of Meluha, Daksha, sends his emissaries toNorth India in Tibet, to invite the tribes that live there to Meluha.