Amish Tripathi is an Indian writer known for his novels, especially novels in the mythological genre in the English language. Amish Tripathi has emerged as a prolific and influential writer on the global literary stage.
He has striven to redefine the mythology genre, weaving stories that continue to resonate with readers around the world. Through their captivating stories, Amish have successfully brought Indian mythology to the contemporary world, breathing new life into ancient legends. In this article, we will learn about the life, works and influence of this literary architect who has left an indelible mark on the literary canvas of India.
Amish was born on October 18, 1974 in Mumbai (Maharashtra, India). After graduating in Science from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Tripathi studied Business Administration. He received an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C).
Before achieving literary fame, Amish had a successful career in the financial services industry, working in the banking and insurance sectors. He worked in the field of finance as a marketing and product manager in several companies including Standard Chartered, DBS Bank and IDBI Federal Life Insurance.
However, his interest in storytelling and deep fascination for Indian mythology inspired him to take a new path as a writer.
Got fame from Shiva Trilogy: Beginning of literary journey
Amish’s breakthrough came with his first novel, “The Immortals of Meluhha,” the first book of the Shiva Trilogy. Actually, the Shiva Trilogy is a series of three books that attempt to humanize Lord Shiva by reimagining his life. The trilogy includes –
“The Immortals of Meluhha” (2010)
“The Secret of the Nagas” (2011)
“The Oath of the Vayuputras” (2013)
Beyond Shiva Trilogy
After the resounding success of Shiva Trilogy, Amish continued his writings by drawing on Indian mythology in his literary endeavours. He started the Ram Chandra series, starting with “Descendants of Ikshvaku” (2015).
Subsequently, he has also ventured into non-fiction with his Immortal India series, which focuses on the history and culture of the country.
|Works of Amish Tripathi : Bibliography|
|Shiva Trilogy||The Immortals of Meluha (2010)|
|The Secret of the Nagas (2011)|
|The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013)|
|Ram Chandra Series||Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku (2015)|
|Sita: Warrior of Mithila (2017)|
|Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta (2019)|
|The War of Lanka (2022)|
|Indic Chronicles||Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India (2020)|
|Non-fiction||Immortal India: Young India, Timeless Civilisation (2017)|
|Dharma: Decoding the Epics for a Meaningful Life (2020)|
A global literary presence
Amish Tripathi’s literary work transcends geographical boundaries. His extraordinary ability to integrate Indian mythology into the contemporary scenario has earned him recognition in international literary circles. His novels have been translated into many languages, making them accessible to readers around the world.
A literary impact beyond words
Amish Tripathi’s influence extends far beyond the pages of his books. Descendants of Ikshvaku won the Crossword Book’s “Best Popular Award”. In 2019, Tripathi was appointed by the Government of India in a diplomatic role as the Director of the Nehru Centre, London.
The Amish have successfully merged tradition and modernity to create a literary legacy that appears to stand the test of time. His contribution to the world of literature continues even today.