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Amish Tripathi
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Dr. Mukund Rajan
Jairaj Purandare
M.K. Sinha
Pavan Duggal
Rupa Vora
V. Venkataramanan

Amish Tripathi

AUTHOR

Described as ‘India’s first literary popstar’ by world-renowned film director Shekhar Kapur, ‘India’s Tolkien’ by Business Standard and the ‘Paulo Coelho of the East’ by Business World, Amish’s unique combination of crackling story-telling, religious symbolism and profound philosophies has made him an overnight publishing phenomenon, with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra hailing Amish’s books as ‘archetypal and stirring’. Amish’s Shiva Trilogy - The Immortals of Meluha (2010), The Secret of the Nagas (2011) and The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013) - has over 2 million copies in print with gross retail sales of over Rs 50 crores, making it the fastest selling book series in Indian history.

Forbes Magazine has listed Amish amongst the 100 most influential celebrities in India. He has also received the Society Young Achievers Award for literature in 2013.

Amish is a graduate of IIM-Calcutta and worked for 14 years in the financial services industry before turning to full-time writing. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Preeti and son Neel.