Amish Tripathi

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Amish Tripathi (born 18 October 1974) is an Indian diplomat, columnist and author, known for his novels The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, The Oath of the Vayuputras, Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku, Sita: Warrior of Mithila and Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta. The first three books collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy and the latter three are the first three books of the Ram Chandra Series which is going to be a collection of five books. The Shiva Trilogy was the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history[2] while the Ram Chandra Series was the second fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history. In 2017, Amish launched his first non-fiction book called Immortal India.




An Interview With Amish Tripathi. Antara Das- Jul 11, 2015, [1]
  • “I find nothing wrong in being called a ‘Hindu’ writer, but I dislike the implicit assumption in that terminology.”
  • Remember, in the Indian way, only the shruti scriptures are of divine origin. The laws, or smriti books, are not of divine origin, but man-made, which means we can change the laws depending on what society wants. There are many smritis besides the Manu Smriti, some are very liberal and some are conservative, and they reflect the mood of the society when these smritis were written.
  • Our society has collectively chosen a smriti for now: it’s called the Indian Constitution.
  • I wish I could explain, in a manner others may consider “rational”, how these plots come to me. But I can’t. I just open the laptop, and there is this parallel universe that opens up and I record what I see. I discover the story while writing just as much as readers discover the story while reading. So I know it may sound strange but I genuinely believe that these stories are the blessings of Lord Shiva. I am only a channel. I am only someone who is lucky enough to receive this blessing.
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