Category Archives: Book

The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi

I just completed reading this wonderful book.

The Immortals of  Meluha is a fiction by Amish Tripathi. This book is first of the Trilogy on Lord Shiva, a fierce warrior, a passionate lover, an accomplished dancer and a wise philosopher. This is an interesting adaptation of great Indian mythology from human perspective i.e. The simple man whose karma recast him as our Mahadev, the God of Gods.

Though it’s a fiction, you might believe in it, the way author explains the concept behind Somras, origin of ‘OM’, invention of ‘Trishul’, ‘Har Har Mahadev’ and so on. Also it will impart you some knowledge on Indus valley civilisation, Sapt Sindhu, Suryavanshis, Chandravanshis, ancient caste system and so on.

A web presence for this trilogy can be found here.

Check out a wonderful video teaser here:

It’s a believable realistic approach, An intelligent approach to serve mythology which is digestible. A wonderful read. And yeah I must say, Don’t read it for mythology, read it for entertainment and you will love mythology.

Now I am eagerly awaiting for second installment of this trilogy to meet Nagas and to learn their secrets 😉

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Flipkart: The Book Store at Your Door

Flipkart is Bangalore based online retail book store where you can search books by title, author in an intuitive user interface and get it shipped to your home in a discounted price.

This is one of the biggest online bookshop in India for best prices and shopping for all kinds of rare books, discounted/cheap books, textbooks, novels and general interest books which provides free shipping on all books if total order amount is more than Rs. 100 otherwise Rs. 30 are charged as shipping charges.

Payment can be done using Debit Cards, Internet banking, Damand Draft or Cheque.

Online book store is quite competitive space with other players like Amazon, Pustak, IndiaPlaza, Landmark, FirstandSecond, Strands and InfiBeam are also in same band. But Flipkart is doing quite good here.

Go checkout some books and flip some pages at Flipkart.


Google Book Search Offers Downloads

Google Book Search has just started offering downloads of public domain (“A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired,” as per Google) books as PDF files.

The Book Search Service by Google unveiled in December 2004, to digitise books from major libraries around the world and make them searchable on-line.

Check here and see the download link at right side.