Yet another brilliant work from Amish. Finished in two days. The book is about 188 pages and has four sections- Religion & Mythology, Social issues, History and Musings. Mostly I liked the Religion and mythology section. But others are worth reading. He connects with readers very easily and I somehow end up agreeing with him. 😃😃. Looking forward to Raavan- The orphan of Aryavarta now.
Between scion of ikshvaku n warrior of mithila, there has been many overlapping narrative. While this can be need to connect dots, it sounded repetitive. Similarly, here as well, many articles/speeches had overlapping thoughts. While that's something expected of multiple articles/speeches, such repetition in complication made an otherwise amazing book, boring.
Amish 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 NONFICTION 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 NonFiction 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 !!!
To start with, the title IMMORTAL INDIA is impressive and you will realize that it is the most suitable title the book can have. What if I tell you that the introduction of the book itself bends your mind to stick with the book and continue reading? Amish Sir has made it a habit to amuse his readers with the wisdom he shares. Right from page one to the end, Immortal India clarifies many of the doubts that ring in our minds whenever we think about religion and civilization. It throws light on aspects that make our country great and the people of our country wise. Not only does he contemplate issues that disturb the young minds, but also makes it a point of why it is important to value our past and learn from it. Amish Sir puts into simple words the process of thinking and how it can make an impact on the Indian society.You are certainly going to relate yourself with one of the chapters and of course, I do have my personal favorite. India is IMMORTAL. And this book also shall remain immortal.
PS:- Another non-fiction writer added to the list of my favorites.
I enjoyed Shiva Trilogy a lot and RamChandra Series was also good. As I heard Amish is writing a non-fiction book. I was very much excited to read it. I had a lot of expectations from Amish and he has fulfilled every expectation. Waiting for your more non-fiction books.
In this book, the author has poured down his thoughts on humanism and many other topics. It is a non-fiction and there are many excerpts from his interview which focus on the present scenario in India.
Immortal India is the first nonfiction book of Amish. It is a collaboration of his articles, speeches and interviews. He is an ocean of knowledge. His ideas on social issues, religion and mythology are based on years of research he has done by reading lots of books. So you get to grab all that in just one book. Moreover the book is full of optimism. Its a must . Seller also provided a bookmark with this book. Feel free to give helpful vote.
This book gives all the answers of some questions that arise in the fiction books of Amish. The powerful characterization of Lady Sita and Lady Sati is explained thus enhancing the experience of reading the fictions. This is a nonfiction which will be loved by one and all. this book also enhances your knowledge about currently important topics. if you are reading a non-fiction for the first time i will highly recommend this.
Yunan-o-Misr-o Roma sab mit gaye jahan se.Ab tak magar hai baki naam-o-nishan hamara,Kuch baat hai ke hasti mi’ti nahin hamari Sadiyon raha hai dushman dau-a –zamana hamara –Iqbal
With this verse of one of the greatest poet of India, Amish kick starts his book. Amish is one of the most popular and best–selling authors of India. He ignited one whole generation of youth to take interest and read ancient Indian mythology through his Shiva Trilogy and Ramchandra Series.
This is his first non-fiction book. In this book, which consists of his articles printed in media and speeches given at various events, he has written some fabulous pieces on Indian heritage and history and their relevance in today’s India. He also touches some current delicate issues prevailing in India. He attacks on them but wordings are not harsh and severe to be offended. That shows his persona of truly sensible and knowledgeable being.
The book is divided into four parts 1) Religion & Mythology 2) Social Issues 3) History 4) Musings.
He discusses various religious, historical and social issues in depth. The topics ranging from religious and liberalism to caste-ism to myth of Aryan invasion theory and reality of invasion of India by British colony is wide enough spectrum in itself .One can see clarity of his thoughts on each and every issue. The language and flow of narration is very simple and lucid to understand.
I am agnostic as far as organized religions are concern. But I appreciate his take on religious beliefs. He loves and worships Lord Shiva but he is more liberal towards other religions than those pseudo-liberal seculars I have read. Further, his knowing of swadhrama is totally as per my knowing!(Great minds alike!!hehe!!)
His genuine concern over girls killing in womb is heart touching. According to the book, around 5,00,000 female fetuses are illegally aborted every year. This single issue needs urgent address above all religious, political, economical problems. Sadly,it is not vote-bankable enogh issue to consider as ‘genuine concern’.
I loved his definition of a rebel .He lives by that. In his words, a true rebel is:
“When you study the subjects that you want to, rather than what you are told to, it is healthy rebellion. When you start your own company and succeed, regardless of the naysayers, that too is rebellion. When you work hard and make your own living, rather than live off the money inherited from your parents, it is rebellion laced with self-respcet. When you marry the person you love, regardless of religious or community divides,it is the most beautiful rebellion. The root of all creativity is rebellion.”(Page-126)
In the end part, he talks about his journey from banker to full time writer, his son and women of his life,which is very heart warming and inspiring.
Overall, it’s nice, fresh read to know Amish and his musings on his favorite subjects.It also provides as a healthy starter to read non-fiction literature.
I wish it gets read more by black heads than grey and flat!
This is a book with a really deep meaning. Mr. Amish poured his heart out in this book and talks about the various relevant topics in the society according to his own perspective. I usually do not read non -fiction books ,but after reading this book ,I am eager to read some more books of this genre.Mr. Amish is truly the literary popstar of our country😀😀