Amish Tripathi

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.

Published Texts:

Shiva Trilogy

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

Non Fiction

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

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