Amish Tripathi

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Amish Tripathi
Tripathi in 2020
Tripathi in 2020
Born (1974-10-18) 18 October 1974 (age 48)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[1]
Alma materCathedral & John Connon School, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, IIM Calcutta
GenreHistorical, Mythological-Fiction
Notable works
  • Shiva Trilogy
  • Ram Chandra Series
  • Immortal India
  • Indic Chronicles
  • Dharma
ChildrenNeel Tripathi

Amish Tripathi (born 18 October 1974) is an Indian author and diplomat. He is known best for his Shiva Trilogy and Ram Chandra Series.

Amish's books have sold over 6 million copies in the Indian subcontinent since 2010.[2][3] He is also Minister (Culture & Education)[4] at the High Commission of India in the UK and Director of the Nehru Centre, London.[5][6] In addition, he is a host for TV documentaries, most recently for Discovery TV, in Legends of the Ramayan[7][8] and also The Journey of India with co-host Amitabh Bachchan.[9][10]

Early life and education[edit]

Amish Tripathi was born in Mumbai and grew up near Rourkela, Odisha. He is an alumnus of Cathedral & John Connon School; St. Xavier's College, Mumbai; and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.[11][12]


As an author[edit]

The Immortals of Meluha, Tripathi's first novel and first in the Shiva Trilogy, was published in February 2010. The second book in the series, The Secret of the Nagas, was released in August 2011, and the third and final installment, titled The Oath of the Vayuputras, was released in February 2013.[13]

The Scion of Ikshvaku was released in June 2015. It is the first book in the Ram Chandra series. It follows the story of Ram and is a prequel to the Shiva Trilogy. The Scion of Ikshvaku won the Crossword Book's "Best Popular Award".[14] Sita: Warrior of Mithila, the sequel to The Scion of Ikshvaku, was released in May 2017. It became the highest-selling book of 2017.[15] Raavan: The Enemy of Aryavarta, the third book in The Ram Chandra series, was released in July 2019. The fourth book in The Ram Chandra Series, War of Lanka, was released on 3 October, 2022. Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India, his first historical book and first book in Indic Chronicles, was released in June 2020.[16]

Tripathi released his first non-fiction book, Immortal India, in August 2017. He also released Dharma: Decoding the Epics for a Meaningful Life in December 2020.[citation needed]

In 2019, Tripathi was appointed by the Government of India as Director of The Nehru Centre, London, in a diplomatic role.[17]

Speaking to News4masses in an interview at the Kolkata Literary Meet in March 2022, Tripathi revealed his plans to come up with a book on Mahabharata soon.[18]

As film producer[edit]

In September 2020, he announced that he is turning into a producer with an adaptation of his novel, Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India, under the banner Immortal Studios, with Wakaoo Films and Casa Media.[19]

As a documentary host[edit]

Amish began his career as a documentary host with Warner Bros Discovery programme, Legends of the Ramayan with Amish. This programme, produced by Wide Angle Films, won the Digital Reinvent award for Best Documentary.[20] Amish also hosted an episode on Faith for the Warner Bros Discovery documentary series The Journey of India, with co-host Amitabh Bachchan, where Amish paid homage to India’s diversity of faiths.[21][22]

Awards and recognition[edit]


Shiva Trilogy[edit]

Ram Chandra Series[edit]

Indic Chronicles[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Amish". Author Amish. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  2. ^ "HarperCollins acquires global rights to Amish's new book, backlist". The Financial Express. 31 May 2022. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Amish's six fiction books in the HT-Nielsen BookScan Top 10".
  4. ^ "High Commission of India, London, United Kingdom : High Commission Officers". Retrieved 6 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Imperial welcomes India High Commissioner to College to discuss collaborations". Imperial College London News.
  6. ^ "A good balance between the heart and the mind is especially important for a successful life: Amish Tripathi". Firstpost.
  7. ^ Legends of the Ramayana with Amish (Documentary), 7 April 2022, retrieved 6 February 2023
  8. ^ "Legends of the Ramayana review: Amish Tripathi's docuseries celebrates India's pluralist cultural heritage-Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 7 April 2022. Retrieved 6 February 2023.
  9. ^ "Amish Tripathi to host the third episode of Warner Bros. Discovery's 'The Journey of India". Media Brief.
  10. ^ "Rediscover faith with Amish Tripathi". Tribune India.
  11. ^ "Amish Tripathi". Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  12. ^ Tripathi, Amish (15 November 2021). "Steal a tyre to write a bestseller: Amish Tripathi". India Today. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  13. ^ "Shiva Trilogy Becomes Fastest Selling Book Series in the History of Indian Publishing | Work & Life |". 1 May 2013. Archived from the original on 1 May 2013.
  14. ^ "Buy Ram- scion of ikshvaku (sor) online - Crossword".
  15. ^ "Amish Tripathi". Indian Speaker Bureau.
  16. ^ "Amish Tripathi's new hero — Suheldev". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  17. ^ "New feather in the cap: Amish Tripathi becomes director of Nehru Centre in London". The Economic Times. 21 June 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  18. ^ "In Conversation With Amish Tripathi, The 'Tolkien of India' At Kolkata Literary Meet". News4masses (N4M). 28 March 2022. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  19. ^ "Amish Tripathi's 'Legend of Suheldev' getting film adaptation - Times of India". The Times of India.
  20. ^ Desk, The News (11 November 2022). "Winners of Digital Reinvent's awards for OTT & Digital Marketing Innovations 2022 announced; Netflix bags 11 metals, Zee Group secures 14". MediaBrief. Retrieved 16 February 2023.
  21. ^ Desk, The News (21 October 2022). "Amish Tripathi to host the third episode of Warner Bros. Discovery's 'The Journey of India'". MediaBrief. Retrieved 16 February 2023.
  22. ^ The Journey of India | Land of Faith | Full Episode | Amitabh Bachchan | Amish Tripathi, retrieved 16 February 2023
  23. ^ "21st Century Icon Awards 2021: Winners list". Biz Asia Live.
  24. ^ "GOLDEN BOOK AWARD OF THE YEAR 2022 WINNERS". Golden Book Awards.
  25. ^ "Wings Publication announces winners of India's most prestigious book award - Golden Book Awards 2022". Business Standard.
  26. ^ "The most powerful people of India 2019". India Today. 30 July 2019 [July 26, 2019].
  27. ^ "Jharkhand Rai University (JRU), Ranchi". Jharkhand Rai University (JRU), Ranchi.
  28. ^ a b "Hello! Hall Of Fame Awards 2019: Photos and the complete winners list - Times of India". The Times of India.
  29. ^ "Tweet". Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  30. ^ "Prestigious Kalinga International Literary Award 2018 to Amish Tripathi, Kalinga Literary Award 2018 to Padmaj Pal, Kalinga Karubaki Award 2018 to Nirupama Rao". 30 May 2018.
  31. ^ "Distinguished Alumnus Award | IIM Calcutta".
  32. ^ Tripathi, Amish (1 December 2016). "Ruskin Bond win Crossword Book Awards". India Today.
  33. ^ "Amish Tripathi's second non-fiction book, 'Dharma', to release on December 28". The Economic Times. Retrieved 12 January 2021.

External links[edit]

Works by Amish Tripathi
Shiva Trilogy The Immortals of Meluha

The Secret of the Nagas

The Oath of the Vayuputras

Ram Chandra Series Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku

Sita: Warrior of Mithila

Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta

Indic Chronicles Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India
Non - Fiction The Immortal India

Dharma: Decoding the Epics for a Meaningful Life