The Shiva Trilogy is the tale of the extraordinary man whose adventures 4000 years ago are remembered today as the myths of the Mahadev, the God of Gods. It is chronicled through three books, The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas & The Oath of the Vayuputras.
1900 BC. In what modern indians mistakenly call the Indus Valley civilisation.
The inhabitants of that period called it Meluha - a near prefece empire created many centuries earlier by Lord Ram, one of the greatest monarch that ever lived.
This once pround 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. To make the matters worse, the Chandravanshi appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised and sinister race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills.
The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient legend - ' When evil reaches epic proportions, when all seems lost, when it appears that your enemieshave triumphed, a hero will emerge '
Is the rough-hewn Tibetan immigrant Shiva really that hero?
And does he want to be that hero at all?
Drawn suddenly to his destiny , by duty as well as love, will Shiva destroy evil?
These questiond are answered in Amish Tripathi's fiction/mythology trilogy of Shiva, the simple tribal man whom the legend turned him tnto a god.