The Immortals of Meluha
Shiva! The Mahadev. The God of Gods. Destroyer of Evil. Passionate lover. Fierce
warrior. Consummate dancer. Charismatic leader. All-powerful, yet incorruptible. Quick wit,
accompanied by an equally quick and fearsome temper.
Over the centuries, no foreigner who came to our land — conqueror, merchant, scholar,
ruler, traveller — believed that such a great man could possibly exist in reality. They assumed
that he must have been a mythical God, whose existence could be possible only in the realms
of human imagination. Unfortunately, this belief became our received wisdom.
But what if we are wrong? What if Lord Shiva was not a figment of a rich imagination, but a
person of flesh and blood? Like you and me. A man who rose to become godlike because of
his karma. That is the premise of the Shiva Trilogy, which interprets the rich mythological
heritage of ancient India, blending fiction with historical fact.
This work is therefore a tribute to Lord Shiva and the lesson that his life teaches us. A
lesson lost in the depths of time and ignorance. A lesson, that all of us can rise to be better
people. A lesson, that there exists a potential god in every single human being. All we have to
do is listen to ourselves.
The Immortals of Meluha is the first book in the trilogy that chronicles the journey of this
extraordinary hero. Two more books are to follow: The Secret of the Nagas and The Oath of