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.
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 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 !!!
Perfect book at perfect time. To know about India, there is no need of large volumes, Immortal India is enough. This book is an answer to all who ask 'What is the greatness of India.' In each and every aspect like mythology, history, society etc this book carries answers with proofs. The main reason to admire this book a lot is, this book makes us proud to be born in India, this book does'nt just restrict itself to a specific religion and make its readers open minded on different issues. In Shiva Trilogy Amish dealt between Good and Evil. In The Ram Chandra Series, he is discussing about An Ideal Society. But in this book, i personally found the effort of Amish to make the upcoming generation to know about Mother India and carry the traditions forward by covering all the topics he can. It is a duty of every Indian to know about this country's greatness and this book helps us in knowing about it. This is a definite read by everyone. I thank Amish who made us 'think' about our Motherland in this busy life and i expect more such kind of books from him. And, eagerly waiting for Raavan - Orphan Of Aryavarta.
Just like his books on fiction, this is Amazing. 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”.
He lets 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.
I'm a big admirrer of amish writing style. The way he explains things keeps you engaged. this book is compilation of his various interviews, talks, guest lectures, articles etc. If you wish to know about india history, then this book is best thing to start off. This book provides you fact about ancient indian history which is absolutely not explained in more words but it ignites you to go forward and look in indian ancient history. It will increase your interest and compel you to know more about indian ancient history. He goes from indian mythology to indian ancient history to current indian social problem. He talk about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) problem and present his views very clearly. He talks about why concept of religion is used and needed, he talks about his perception of god. He takes current social problem and relate it to our ancient way of approaching it and makes you believe that almost all problem has solution in our history. He talk about main problem of Hindu, Muslim and christian religion in current days. He take on youth and present his views which shows he has better understanding of indian history and mythology and he prooves that indian youth who are famously famed as rebelion are right and no where less indian than any old man or person who consider themself more indian. Book present clear view about aryan, aryan invasion theory (AIT) and aryan migration theory (AMT) and amish conclude that it's a myth and nothing else in his view as he don't see any evidence to proove any of those theories. In all and all It's worth reading.
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.
The power of Amish's work is that it always gives you a new dimension to look at everything. A wonderful way of putting up the facts. Like he says "a good book should always leave you with a question". This one leaves you deeply troubled with all sorts of questions,ranging from 'how truly Indian u are?' to 'what is your purpose for this life?'. The only thing I'm sad about is that the book ended very quick. I hope the next book comes out soon.
The one thing which captivates me in Amish's books is that he strikes the right chord among the readers that you cannot help but ponder over the lines just read. Immortal India is one such book where I felt my heart was speaking when I was reading it. Many of us have opinions but do not know how to express them. This book not only puts forward the timeless glory of our country but also teaches the readers how to discuss it with people. Debates about Indian traditions is widespread in today's times. They actually make us realise about how much of India we are still unaware of. Here we have a book which just what we need. It also makes us see the light of India,not forgotten, but somewhat ignored and taken for granted. I am lucky to come across this masterpiece.
Thank you for collating such amazing ,thought provoking point of views. I forced my dad who loves history to read the book and after reading the first few articles he has become a bigger fan of yours(especially the one on Inter-faith dailogue ,purpose of God and a calm rebellion). "I'm going to recommend this book to every genuine person I meet" is what he said :) I'm yet to read the musings part and he has already completed the whole book. And now he wants to read the Shiva Trilogy and Ram Chander Series. Yaaayyy.. And I'm happy to oblige as I have 3 of them ready in my book shelf and going to borrow the others from my friends. So thank you for Immortal India. And I'm sure he going to love the other books as well. Happy reading!
A very good compilation of the words and speeches of Amish on the various topics centering around the culture and traditions of India. Very good read if you have read Amish or is interested in the history and mythology of the country. But please note you must have a fair idea of the topics before reading.