No other book has impressed me as much in the recent past as “The Shiva Trilogy“. And this coming from a reluctant fiction reader. Yes, it depicts a historically set story about the most coolest mythological Hindu Godhead, Shiva. While super cool, that is not what got me excited about the book. What had me in awe was Amish’s ingenuity of telling the story using the backdrop of rivers and water bodies, his creativity of interjecting water in moving the story forward, and his comprehensive knowledge on water history of India. Oh and there is this cool map of all rivers makes Ganges go weak in her knees. An immediate google search revealed that he was not a water professional but actually far from being one.
So… I can’t get anymore direct than this. I would love to chat with Amish and ask him a whole bunch of questions, specifically about water. What made him make water the prime character in the book? Some day we may find out, perhaps. I cannot recommend this book enough. Read it now.
Credit: Image Source – Amish Tripathi