Author: Amish Tripathi
Profile: Amish Tripathi is an Indian author and columnist. He is born in Mumbai, Maharashtra and is presently the Director of Nehru Centre, London. He has completed his education at Cathedral & John Connon School, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and IIM Calcutta.
He spent his growing up years near Rourkela, Odisha. Before becoming an author, he worked in the financial services industry for 14 years in a number of reputed organizations. He was appointed in a diplomatic role, as the Director of the Nehru Centre, London, by the Government of India, in the year 2019.
During his youth he was an atheist but as he started writing his first book, he returned back to faith. He gathered most of his knowledge on Hindu religion and theology from his religious parents and grandfather.
Writing style: Amish Tripathi’s genre is mythological-fiction. A current of liberal growing ideology about caste, gender and discrimination of any kind flows through his books. All the books written by Amish are based on religious topics and have been translated into many Indian and foreign languages.
2010 – The Immortals of Meluha
2011 – The Secret of the Nagas
2013 – The Oath of the Vayuputras
Ram Chandra Series
2015 – Scion of Ikshavaku
2017 – Sita: Warrior of Mithila
2019 – Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta
The Immortal Writers’ Centre
2020 – Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India
2017 – Immortal India
Awards and Acknowledgements:
2016 – Raymond Crossword Popular Fiction Award for his book Scion of Ikshvaku
2017 – Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIM – Calcutta
2017 – Forbes Celebrity 100 List
2018 – Jashn-e-youngistan Award
2018 – Ustad Bismillah Khan Award for contribution to Indian culture
2018 – Kalinga International Literary Award
2019 – Listed among the Top-50 Most Powerful People by India Today
2019 – Honorary Doctorate by Jharkhand Rai University for outstanding contribution to Art & Literature
2019 – Hello Hall of Fame Awards for Literary Excellence