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 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 thoughtprocesses. 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 thoughtprocess.
As I said Amish does not need an introduction, so if you have completed SITA ……………………..…. Go For This great read !!!
A gift for the self on my birthday; to start a new age with better understanding of my own country. And this bookmark in the photograph is also a gift which i got from my sister on my birthday. And i truly believe the thought that you must read to get rid of societal stereotypical boundations. Fabulous compilation of Amish's public discussions's, debates, along with his interview's with various print media houses. This book perfectly represents the thoughtprocess of Amish's and his immense knowledge of Ancient Indian scriptures and contemporary issues of India. If somebody really wanted to know and understand the Ancient Indian societal perspectives and the solution to contemporary issues, this is a proper read to go with. It's an amazing title to go with to understand the thoughtprocess of an Indian Individual. I loved it, because I'm pretty much inclined towards the contemporary societal issues solutions. And in the last, i agree with the author that it's so ironical and sad to see that we're forgetting the Indian thought and philosophy and moving towards the foreign thoughts which is leading the today's societal conflicts. We need to find a balance. Happiness comes from within; it doesn't come from the outside or from material acquisition.
I like the ease of language used to narrate certain facts presented and the thoughtprocess being penning down each chapter. It has good amount of learning on personal and professional front who wish to contribute in growth of India.