The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi

By Amish Tripathi

1900 BC. In what glossy Indians mistakenly name the Indus Valley Civilisation. The population of that interval known as it the land of Meluha a close to ideal empire created many centuries past by means of Lord Ram, one of many maximum monarchs that ever lived. This as soon as proud empire and its Suryavanshi rulers face critical perils as its fundamental river, the respected Saraswati, is slowly drying to extinction. additionally they face devastating terrorist assaults from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis. To make concerns worse, the Chandravanshis seem to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised and sinister race of deformed people with awesome martial abilities. the single wish for the Suryavanshis is an historic legend: whilst evil reaches epic proportions, whilst all turns out misplaced, while it seems that your enemies have triumphed, a hero will emerge. Is the rough-hewn Tibetan immigrant Shiva, rather that hero? And does he are looking to be that hero in any respect? Drawn all of sudden to his future, by way of responsibility in addition to by means of love, will Shiva lead the Suryavanshi vengeance and ruin evil?

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He had left the rest house to explore the area by himself, much against a rapidly recovering Nandi’s advice. Nandi was out of danger, but they had to wait for a few days nevertheless, so that the Captain could be strong enough to travel. There was not much Shiva could do at the rest house and he had begun to feel resdess. The three soldiers had tried to shadow Shiva, but he had angrily dismissed them. ’ The rhythmic hymns sung by the gentle waters of the Beas soothed Shiva. A cool tender breeze teased his thick lock of hair.

All the buildings were constructed as standard two storied block structures made of baked bricks. On top were wooden extensions for increasing the height of the building, if required. Nandi clarified to Shiva that the structure of the buildings differed internally depending on their specific requirements. All windows and doors were built strictly on the side walls of buildings, never facing the main road. The blank walls that faced the main roads bore striking black line drawings depicting the different legends of the Suryavanshis, while the background was painted in the sober colours of grey, light blue, light green or white.

But the audience realised that he was oblivious to them. Shiva was in his own world. He did not dance for the audience. He did not dance for appreciation. He did not dance for the music. He danced only for himself. Rather, it almost seemed like his dance was guided by a celestial force. Sati realised that Shiva was right. He had opened himself and the dance had come to him. After what seemed like an eternity the dance came to an end, with Shiva firmly shutting his eyes. He held the final pose for a long time as the glow slowly left him.

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