Immortal India
INDIA ... A YOUNG COUNTRY, A TIMELESS CIVILISATION EXPLORE IT WITH INDIA'S VERY OWN STORYTELLER, AMISHIndia, a culture that witnessed the dawn of civilisation. That witnessed the rise of other cultures and watched them turn to dust. It has been celebrated and attacked. Admired and vilified. But through all these millennia, after all the ups and downs of history, it's still here! And now, after a few centuries of decline, it's driving a new dawn once again. Ajanaabhavarsh. Bharat. Hindustan. India. The names may change, but the soul of this great land is immortal.Amish helps you understand India like never before, through a series of sharp articles, nuanced speeches and intelligent debates. Based on his deep understanding of subjects such as, religion, mythology, tradition, history, contemporary societal norms, governance, and ethics, in Immortal India: Young Country, Timeless Civilisation, Amish lays out the vast landscape of an ancient culture with a fascinatingly modern outlook.

Immortal India Details

TitleImmortal India
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 21st, 2017
PublisherWestland
ISBN-139788193432006
Rating
GenreNonfiction, History, Contemporary

Immortal India Review

  • Ashish Iyer
    January 1, 1970
    Yet another brilliant work from Amish. The book is above 188 pages and has four sections- Religion & Mythology, Social issues, History and Musings. He connects with readers very easily and I somehow end up agreeing with him. There are many things one can learn from this book and can visualize these issues from a new perspective. Though this book being a different genre than his other books Amish still mesmerizes from his unique point of view & knowledge on these matters both of modern ci Yet another brilliant work from Amish. The book is above 188 pages and has four sections- Religion & Mythology, Social issues, History and Musings. He connects with readers very easily and I somehow end up agreeing with him. There are many things one can learn from this book and can visualize these issues from a new perspective. Though this book being a different genre than his other books Amish still mesmerizes from his unique point of view & knowledge on these matters both of modern civilization as well as ancient civilization . This book can shape the whole nation and everybody should read it to deepening the knowledge about our own beautiful country. Definitely worth a read.
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  • Vikalp Trivedi
    January 1, 1970
    The best thing about Amish's writing is that they never fail to make you think differently. When I read 'The Immortals of Meluha' my perspective about Indian mythology was enormously impacted and the book gave me a new point of view to the stories which were rather just tales for me. Since I have read 'The Immortals of India' every book by Amish has influenced and impacted my thinking. 'Immortal India' contain Amish's articles, speeches and debates. The articles, speeches and debates are very lo The best thing about Amish's writing is that they never fail to make you think differently. When I read 'The Immortals of Meluha' my perspective about Indian mythology was enormously impacted and the book gave me a new point of view to the stories which were rather just tales for me. Since I have read 'The Immortals of India' every book by Amish has influenced and impacted my thinking. 'Immortal India' contain Amish's articles, speeches and debates. The articles, speeches and debates are very logical and insightful. The best thing I liked about the book is easiness with which Amish write about highly sensitive topics. 4 Stars.
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  • Abhilash Ruhela
    January 1, 1970
    Taking just the name “Amish Tripathi” is itself self-explanatory and makes you appreciate the revolution and surprise that he brought in the Indian publishing market with his Shiva Trilogy which is still talked as if it got released last week. After publishing 5 fictional mythology books, Amish Tripathi has come out with his first non-fiction work named “Immortal India” which is a short read of less than 200 pages that can be read in a single sitting of less than 6 hours itself. I have been read Taking just the name “Amish Tripathi” is itself self-explanatory and makes you appreciate the revolution and surprise that he brought in the Indian publishing market with his Shiva Trilogy which is still talked as if it got released last week. After publishing 5 fictional mythology books, Amish Tripathi has come out with his first non-fiction work named “Immortal India” which is a short read of less than 200 pages that can be read in a single sitting of less than 6 hours itself. I have been reading Amish Tripathi’s articles as published since his arrival in Indian book industry hence I know his non-fiction writing capabilities and the book wasn’t much a surprise to me. But for the folks who have read only his fiction books will enjoy reading this book by him and appreciate it as much as his fiction books. Amish Tripathi has shared his newspaper articles, magazine pieces and several speeches that he delivered at best conclaves, debates and public appearances. The best part about all these articles is his straight-forwardness about the issues. Amish Tripathi does not shy away from speaking his mind irrespective of what religion he follows, which political party he endorses and whatever ideologies he believes in. The book starts with the section- Religion & Mythology in which my favorite articles are about why the author adores Lord Shiva among all the Gods, The Purpose of God, Recasting mythology and the alternate ending of the Shiva trilogy. The next section is about the social issues our country is facing as of now where author has very rightly narrated about how LGBT issue is never said to be criminal in any of our scriptures. Another impactful chapter is about how religious conversion is negative and never churns anything productive out of it. Almost every chapter in this section is unbeatable and the choice of putting them in the book is commendable. The data shared regarding the difference between our country and others tell us about how great we really are and how wrongly we are projected in newspapers. The section about history is something for which I would like to personally thank Amish Tripathi. He discusses those topics that people aren’t aware about even a bit. The best information for me has been the chapter State vs Centre where author discusses how the decentralized powers are better than a centralized arrangement. And the last section- Musings is the best closure to this non-fictional attempt which brings the readers closer to their favorite author. Overall, this is a wonderful attempt and I would wish to read many more non-fictional works from the author. Amish have stamped his mark even in this genre too. I give this book 4* out of 5. I am not giving it more because the articles are already on the public forum and hence something distinct was also expected from the book. Recommended!Thanks.ABHILASH RUHELA!!!
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  • Privy Trifles
    January 1, 1970
    My rating 4.5/5Having read his books which are mostly mythology and historical fiction, this non-fiction collection of his articles written for various periodicals comes across as a breath of fresh air. It somehow showcases a very different side of the author, one that is not visible while reading his works in fiction. And if I can dare say this, I liked this version of author Amish Tripathi more.http://www.privytrifles.co.in/2017/09...
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  • Nikhil Harindranath
    January 1, 1970
    The first non-fiction from the man who brought us the mythological genius that is the Shiva Trilogy - Immortal India, is a collection of his newspaper articles, talks, and debates. It is only but natural that all chapters have a mythological twist to things - that is after all, Amish's USP. He switches with ease from discussing something as grand as the ills of the British Raj on India and China, to something as personal as to how three women played crucial roles in his life. All throughout, giv The first non-fiction from the man who brought us the mythological genius that is the Shiva Trilogy - Immortal India, is a collection of his newspaper articles, talks, and debates. It is only but natural that all chapters have a mythological twist to things - that is after all, Amish's USP. He switches with ease from discussing something as grand as the ills of the British Raj on India and China, to something as personal as to how three women played crucial roles in his life. All throughout, giving us his views on how things could be fixed going forward.Immortal India is for all open-minded Indians who like Religion, Mythology, and History. It is peppered with humour, laced with patriotism, and garnished a hint of sermon on what the next generation should do to carry the culture of our great nation forward.Read the complete review and more on my Blog
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  • Pardhu Madipalli
    January 1, 1970
    The book gives his insights into the various matters related to Indian religions, current social issues, civilizations, and pre and British Era India. He explains the Shiva's and Ram's ways of life, masculine and feminine ways of life etc. He also provides the reason for choosing strong female characters in his books. He beautifully tells us why the Indian culture is still alive even after so many external disturbances. Regarding his articles on social issues, one can find that Amish Tripathi h The book gives his insights into the various matters related to Indian religions, current social issues, civilizations, and pre and British Era India. He explains the Shiva's and Ram's ways of life, masculine and feminine ways of life etc. He also provides the reason for choosing strong female characters in his books. He beautifully tells us why the Indian culture is still alive even after so many external disturbances. Regarding his articles on social issues, one can find that Amish Tripathi has a deeper understanding than many Indian youths. He substantiates his argument with facts that why problems like female infanticide, road accidents are actually taking away more lives than the current burning topics in media like "religious intolerance"(though it is a serious issue, the author wishes to pay attention to these too). Amish let the readers know how the British could colonize India, even they are very few in number compared to Indians, with their illegal opium trade, and the fault of some Indians who could not resist that by vividly explaining the concepts Swadharma and Rajya Dharma. He gave a fitting reply to the people who opine that British rule is advantageous than being disadvantageous with some facts.
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  • Ankur
    January 1, 1970
    A beautiful read from Amish . This books consist articles on various topics ranging across religion, history & social issues. And Amish presents his unique point of view interlaced with historical and vedic facts, which provides a different perspective altogether. Their are many things one can learn from these articles(at least I did) and can visualize these issues from a new perspective. Though this book being a different genre than his other books Amish still mesmerizes from his unique poi A beautiful read from Amish . This books consist articles on various topics ranging across religion, history & social issues. And Amish presents his unique point of view interlaced with historical and vedic facts, which provides a different perspective altogether. Their are many things one can learn from these articles(at least I did) and can visualize these issues from a new perspective. Though this book being a different genre than his other books Amish still mesmerizes from his unique point of view & knowledge on these matters both of modern civilization as well as ancient civilization . Definitely worth a read.
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  • Jaydeep Parmar
    January 1, 1970
    you can read the review here http://www.jaydeepparmar.in/2017/09/t...
  • Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
    January 1, 1970
    Easy and quick read. Worth spending time to read a book - may not agree to all the things that are written but agree to disagree.
  • Neeraj Katoch
    January 1, 1970
    Immortal IndiaAmish Tripathi , the rock star author who made Great Lord Shiva a dude through his blockbuster series “The Shiva Trilogy” does not need any introduction.But I must admit that when I heard about or saw the copies of #ImmortalIndia , his debut on non-fiction book. I was a bit skeptical of picking it up. I mean I always have kept my favorite authors clearly demarcated as FICTION and NON FICTION writers. Having said that , I must also admit that I am an ardent Amish Fan which made me o Immortal IndiaAmish Tripathi , the rock star author who made Great Lord Shiva a dude through his blockbuster series “The Shiva Trilogy” does not need any introduction.But I must admit that when I heard about or saw the copies of #ImmortalIndia , his debut on non-fiction book. I was a bit skeptical of picking it up. I mean I always have kept my favorite authors clearly demarcated as FICTION and NON FICTION writers. Having said that , I must also admit that I am an ardent Amish Fan which made me order #ImmortalIndia on preorder. The author proved me wrong by miles and bounds, #ImmortalIndia proves that there are no Fiction or Non Fiction authors but only great writers with amazing thought processes. The point is further proved the moment you are at bookstore either at a mall or a bookstore you would find this great collection topping the charts / book stalls.The book is divided into three broad parts i.e. Religion & Mythology, Social Issues and History followed by some insights from Amish under the heading Musings. The collection of his essays , interviews and speeches which were published in recent years are very thought provoking. He talks about (yes he is actually speaking in your head while you are reading) a wide range of subjects from Lord Shiva to LGBT and concludes with Bharat Mata Ki Jai. We are still a young and restless country but we are inwardly and awkwardly closed. Amish has touched upon some topics which by an large society considers to be a taboo but his thoughts resonant with the contemporary thought process.As I said Amish does not need an introduction, so if you have completed SITA ……………………..…. Go For This great read !!!
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  • Tejas Udeshi
    January 1, 1970
    Frankly speaking the immortals and secret of nagas was the best of all out of 5! This one is collection of different articles by Amish! some articles are worth reading! some are ok ok! overall its a short and decent read! abiet it makes us realise that our past was glorious, we have achieved alot in different fieds over the years! And we all should know about it and should be proud of it!
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