Amish is an author and columnist

Described as “India’s Tolkien” by BBC, Amish’s unique combination of crackling storytelling, 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’s 7 books till now — The Immortals of Meluha (2010), The Secret of the Nagas (2011) and The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013), which collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy, and Ram – Scion of Ikshvaku (Book 1 of the Ram Chandra Series) (2015), Sita – Warrior of Mithila (Book 2

of the Ram Chandra Series) (2017), Raavan – Enemy of Aryavarta (Book 3 of the Ram Chandra Series) (2019), Legend of Suheldev – The King Who Saved India (2020) and Immortal India – Young Country, Timeless Civilisation (Amish’s first non-fiction book) (2017) — have 6 million copies in print.

His books have been translated into 20 Indian and International languages. His Shiva Trilogy is the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history while his Ram Chandra Series is the second fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history.

Notable Accolades

Amish is a graduate of IIM-Calcutta and worked for 14 years in the financial services industry before turning to full-time writing.

  • Listed amongst the 100 Most Influential Celebrities in India (in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018) by Forbes Magazine
  • Hello Hall of Fame Awards for Literary Excellence 2019
  • WEF ‘Leaders of the Decade in Culture’ Award 2019
  • Jashn-e-Youngistan Award 2018
  • Ustad Bismillah Khan Award for contribution to Indian Culture 2018
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award (IIM Calcutta) 2017
  • Icon of the Year Award 2017
  • Raymond Crossword Book Award 2016
  • Dainik Bhaskar Literature Award 2016
  • Pride of India Award (Literature) 2014 & 2015
  • GQ 50 Most Influential Young Indians
  • Selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, a prestigious American programme for outstanding leaders from around the world


A quick glance at Amish’s journey

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