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The Book explores Ideas that make India immortal
National July 25, 2017: India’s biggest bestselling author, Amish, announced the release of his first nonfiction book IMMORTAL INDIA at a Facebook Live session today, in Mumbai. He also launched the cover of this highly-awaited book which marks his entry into non-fiction.
IMMORTAL INDIA is a collection of Amish’s essays and speeches. This series of thought provoking articles focus on the burning issues surrounding the country as well as Amish’s unique perspective on them. His views—on topics ranging from religion and LGBT rights to history and feminism—are bound to provide a fresh perspective to his fans across the globe.
Commenting on his foray into nonfiction, Amish said, “Announcing a new book comes with its own sense of excitement and nervousness. I am excited to step into the non-fiction genre with Immortal India, and I am eager to see how my readers react to this book. It encapsulates my thoughts on various issues confronting India, based on my knowledge and understanding of our mythology, philosophy, history, and culture.”
IMMORTAL INDIA brings together the author’s captivating narrative style with his distinctively original thoughts on a wide array of relevant subjects. The book will release on 21 August 2017 and readers can pre-order it here:
About the Book
India… a young country, a timeless civilization. Explore it with India’s very own storyteller, Amish
India, a culture that witnessed the dawn of civilization. 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, Amish lays out the vast landscape of an ancient culture with a fascinatingly modern outlook.
About the Author
Described as ‘India’s first literary pop star’ by world-renowned film director Shekhar Kapur, Amish’s unique combination of crackling story-telling, religious symbolism and profound philosophies has made him an overnight publishing phenomenon, with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra hailing Amish’s books as ‘archetypal and stirring’.
Amish has authored five best-selling books till date — The Immortals of Meluha (2010), The Secret of the Nagas (2011) and The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013), which collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy, followed by Scion of Ikshvaku (Book 1 of the Ram Chandra Series, 2015), Sita – Warrior of Mithila (Book 2 of the Ram Chandra Series, 2017) — have 4 million copies in print with gross retail sales of Rs. 120 cr.
- The Shiva Trilogy is the fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history.
- Scion of Ikshvaku, the first book of the Ram Chandra Series, was the highest selling book of 2015.
- Sita – Warrior of Mithila, the second book of the Ram Chandra Series, has been the highest selling book since its launch in May 2017.
- Amish’s books have been translated into 19 Indian and International languages. The Indian language translations of Amish’s books have sold 5 lakh copies, breaking records in this space.
- Raymond Crossword Book Award
- Dainik Bhaskar Literature Award
- Society Young Achievers Award for literature
- Man of the Year by Radio City
- Communicator of the Year by PR Council of India
- Pride of India Award (Literature)
- Forbes Magazine has listed Amish amongst the 100 most influential celebrities in India
- GQ 50 Most Influential Young Indian
- Selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, a prestigious American program for outstanding leaders from around the world
Amish is a graduate of IIM-Calcutta and worked for 14 years in the financial services industry before turning to full-time writing. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Preeti and son Neel.