A Conversation with Author, Amish Tripathi: On turning centuries-old mythological tales into bestselling works of fiction

Lecture | February 2 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Amish Tripathi, Author

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Art Forum

Author of six best-selling books, Amish Tripathi has been described as ‘India’s first literary popstar’ by world-renowned film director Shekhar Kapur. Amish’s unique combination of crackling story-telling, religious symbolism and profound philosophies has turned him into an Indian publishing phenomenon, with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra hailing Amish’s books as ‘archetypal and stirring’.

Amish Tripathi. is the author of the spellbinding series - the Shiva Trilogy - The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, The Oath of the Vayuputras; The Ram Chandra Series - Scion of Ikshvaku and Sita: Warrior of Mithila. The Shiva Trilogy was the fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history, and the Scion of Ikshvaku was the fastest selling book of 2015 in India.

He has recently launched his first non-fiction book called Immortal India: Young Country, Timeless Civilisation

About Immortal India: Young Country, Timeless Civilisation: India, a culture that witnessed the dawn of civilisation. 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, in Immortal India: Young Country, Timeless Civilisation, Amish lays out the vast landscape of an ancient culture with a fascinatingly modern outlook.

Read more about Amish Tripathi at his website

Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies and Art Forum

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