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The first instalment of the Amish saga is The Immortals of Meluha. The trilogy has been converted to more than 48 languages, out of which Tamil is one such language. The Immortals of Meluha humanizes the revered Lord Shiva and describes the trials and tribulations of the human Shiva in 1900 BC, the era in Indian history which is known to be the era of the Indus Valley Civilization. The book offers a refreshingly new take on the subject and is a recreation of the story of the mythological Shiva. The story is based in the fictional land of Meluha, which was established by the great monarch Lord Rama.
The inhabitants of Meluha are in grave danger as their primary source of living, the river Saraswati, is drying up. The Suryavanshi clan, which is the major clan inhabitating Meluha, is threatened by their neighbouring enemies - 'The Chandravanshis'. The Chandravanshis have teamed up with the Nagas who are a horrific clan of people with physical deformities and mystical powers. The Suryavanshis are in need of a saviour; and they find their miraculous saviour in the form of a Tibetan immigrant, Shiva. The rest of the story follows Shiva as he exacts vengeance for the Suryavanshis, for duty and for love. The abrupt ending is a cliff hanger that leaves us thirsty for the second book. The story depicts how an ordinary man Shiva went on to be called as the great Mahadev.