BC. In what modern Indians mistakenly call the Indus Valley Civilisation. The inhabitants of that period called it the land of Meluha a near perfect empire. About the Book BC. In what modern Indians mistakenly call the Indus Valley Civilisation. The inhabitants of that period called it the land of Meluha – a near. The Immortals of Meluha (Marathi) is the first book of the Shiva trilogy, authored by Amish Tripathi. This edition is a translation of the original into Marathi, and.
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Track Order Your Cart. Marathi Paperback. Marathi Paperback By: Amish Tripathi Product Details: Westland Ltd. Year of publishing: Paperback No of Pages: Read more. Meluhache Mrityunjay The Immortals of Meluha-Marathi is centered around the land of Meluha and the mythological monarchs who ruled it.
Portrayed as an almost ideal kingdom, Meluha was ruled by Lord Ram, believed to be one of the greatest emperors of the time.
Author Amish Tripathi narrates the many perils this once proud empire and its Suryavanshi rulers had to face. With devastating attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis, as well as the extinction of their primary river Saraswati at hand, they are bombarded with troubles from all sides.
As an added disadvantage, an ostracized and sinister race of deformed humans with confounding martial skills - the Nagas, seem to have partnered with the Chandravanshis in their aggression. Places like Ayodhya, Kashi, Branga, Panchavati, Dandakaranya reveal the nature of the nation to him, as well as his own identity and existence start being unfolded.
The journey brings him back to the source from where it began one day. The travel conveys him to his destination. He lives for the purpose he was made for. Along with it, the search for identity is underway. The position of a foreigner probably helped him to eke out the truths; we must not forget that the earlier Mahadev also was an outsider, who descended from Pariha. The texts deserve to be treated carefully as representations of empires with different ruling and social system.
The Immortals of Meluha begins with the descriptions of life in the tribes of Tibet.
Internal conflict and unrest among the tribes predominates their lives. Immediately after it, Meluha is introduced to the readers, a nation which explains itself in three words: It takes the best of both the Suryavanshi and Chandravashi way of lives and creates one for itself. In Meluha, the king is the ruler. Every subject is bound to follow the rules as propagated by the king. Even the king and his family are also supposed to follow all the decorum.
Theirs is an organised system-bound life.
In Meluha, the society is at a stable state. Swadweepans have ultimate disparate social classes. It looks like a state of frenzy to the Vol. Shiva realizes: Freedom for the wretched to also have dignity. On a surface outlook, Meluha appears to be the perfect governance system one can ever have.
But with gradual progress of the narrative, the lacunas make their presence prominent; the kind propagates of equality in his kingdom, but in reality exploits the system in favour of his own family. I want the entire vikarma law scrapped. Nobody will be a vikarma from now on. Bad fate can strike anyone. It is ridiculous to blame their past lives for it. This was unexpected. Like all Meluhans, he too was superstitious about the vikarma. His displeasure was not with the vikarma law itself but with his daughter being classified as one.
The proclamation will state that the entire vikarma law has been scrapped. The king was affectionate towards its subjects but that could not stop him from treating his own family as a privileged one. Daksha was well aware of his power position and know how to exploit it. The same attitude reflects as he wishes to attack Swadweep and make it a part of Meluha.
Swadweepans were not in the dire necessity of being governed by Meluhan system. The Meluhan emperor shows the attitude of the coloniser that makes him feel the urge to unite the free nations under one flag and rule over the entire dynasty.
Daksha wishes to mould the Chandravanshis, in his Suryavanshi way of life: One must mention the Vol. Kashi becomes a point of confluence of every kind of beliefs, castes and creeds. The liberalism practiced by Kashi does not make it vulnerable; rather this liberal framework makes it a place of ultimate peace and stability.
The attitude of the king and the utopian Ram Rajya turns itself into dystopia. But the state provides the basic necessities. And in that, there is complete equality. The projected reality differs from the actual reality that differentiates them from the other dynasties. The Meluhan emperor intended to use the myth of Neel-kanth for his own purpose.
The power position alters as soon as Shiva starts discovering that the nature of evil is truly a relative one.
There can be nothing like the absolute divine or the absolute evil. Tripathi structures an age old story within a modern perspective which allows interpretation and speculations, keeping in mind the contemporary socio-political scenario.
Gender positions in the trilogy require attention. Much has not been discussed whether the dynasties followed patriarchy or matriarchy; but keeping in mind the general description, it can be assumed that patriarchy was the basic functional principle of these societies.
Patriarchy was used primarily to demonstrate the prevalent social structure, not to marginalise women and their voices. We can find a wide range of feminine portrayals in the Vol. While talking about the Tibetan tribes, we can be sure of their patriarchal social structure. On the other hand, Meluha had highly revered female medical practitioner like Ayurvati and Kankhala who adorned the most important places in the Meluhan court, by taking care of all the administrative, protocol and revenue matters.
The chief protagonist is portrayed in a perfect blend of femininity and self-control. Sati fights her own battles.
She is not overtly 'fertile'; and she does not depend on anybody to protect her. She is also the embodiment of truth, virtue, morality, beauty as well as 'softer' emotions. She is not someone who needs to be taken care of.
Rather, she is the most perfect person in the entire narrative. We must also take a look at the portrayal of characters like Veerini, and Renuka, mother of Parshuram. She could not even raise her voice over her husband in order to live with her children. For her, motherhood provides her the essential agency and empowerment.
Her voice only starts finding its place when her children are in danger.
Obsession with his beloved child Sati, Daksha could cross any restrain. Veerini acts as a logical restrain to him. She decides to live the same fate with her subjects. Portrayal of Renuka, a Kshatriya lady is really important here. She dared to go against her own clan for the sake of her love, and also pursued her husband to live her life in her own terms.
She advocates her own voice for her freedom. That brings her the horrific end: In the texts, we can find that the Vol. The law of Vikarma is the obvious point being referred to here. Tripathi makes the marginalisation not merely in terms of social class, but in terms of the experiences of lives. He explores the humiliation and subjugation experienced by marginal people and accommodates the contemporary social reality of untouchability. Daksha, the King of Meluha, sends convoys to Tibet, in order to gain the support of the tribes there.
One of these tribes, the Gunas, is led by the valiant Shiva, and they subsequently relocate to Meluha. Sati is shunned by all, owing to the sins she has committed in her previous life. Shiva, mesmerized, begins to court her, and despite being shunned initially, he wins her over. They decide to break the Vikarma rule and get married. Meanwhile, when Shiva becomes aware of the atrocities the Chandravanshis are waging on the people of Meluha, he declares war on them.
Shiva leads his army to Swadweep, the land of the Chandravanshis, and an enthralling battle breaks loose thereafter. The Shiva Trilogy has sold over two million copies since its launch in , and the series remains one of the fastest selling trilogies in the history of Indian publishing.
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