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PDF Drive offered in: English. × PDF Drive is your search MB·19, Downloads. resourceone.info Sita: Warrior of Mithila Amish Tripathi Sita: Warrior of Mithila. Deconstructing the Myth in Amish Tripathy's Shiva Trilogy. 'The Immortals of Meluha sees Lord Shiva and his intriguing life with a Welcome to the English Conversation Class sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ. up to The Immortals Of Meluha. Its author Amish, an IIM graduate, created a delightful mix of mythology and history by making Lord Shiva the hero of his trilogy.
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Praise for the Shiva Trilogy 'Amish's mythical imagination mines the past and taps The Secret of the Nagas, Amish Tripathi's second book of the Shiva Trilogy, means 'the walled place of harmony'; the root of the English word, Paradise. You can find clutter-free, direct download links for Amish's Shiva Trilogy here Free Digital Library How do I download PDF books of Amish Tripathi? Views Should I start reading The Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi in English or Hindi?. Click on the appropriate sizes to download: x px; x px. naga_Wallpaper desk_ x px. Click on the appropriate sizes to download.
Thus it is the illusion of maya that prevents us from the realization of this highest state of bliss. The semi circle is open at the top, and when ideally drawn does not touch the dot. This means that this highest state is not affected by maya. Maya only affects the manifested phenomenon. This effect is that of preventing the seeker from reaching his ultimate goal, the realization of the One, all-pervading, unmanifested, absolute principle.
In this manner, the form of AUM represents the unmanifested and the manifested, the noumenon and the phenomenon. As the scientists are trying to further research the concept as mentioned in Vedas they are finding them to be very scientific in nature. So many herbs mentioned to be having medicinal properties are now being confirmed to have the same.
Amish through his novel The Immortals of Meluha has also tried to vindicate that Lord Shiva was not an imaginary character from mythology but a person from the history.
He has also taken Vedic concepts from the scripture and presented in this novel in the form of science. Vasudevas in the novels serve as stimulants to Shiva. The rise of self- consciousness in Shiva may be traced in his relation with all the Vasudevas in the two novels.
Shiva meets Sati and falls in love at this place. The first Vasudev of Brahma Temple convinces Shiva that the existence presence of the world is actually constructed around its absence. Light falls on that an object and when it reflects back from that, you see that object What normal sunlight is made of?
White light is nothing but the confluence of seven different colours White sunlight falls on that leaf. What colour it absorbs and what it rejects. Or is it every single colour in the world, except green?
To him reason is not the sole source of legitimate. The knowledge of truth cannot be confined to rationalized propositions about beings alone but ought to encompass the knowledge of the Being of beings. Therefore any one kind of knowledge of beings cannot be privileged over any other. No propositional knowledge is absolute; it is all relative.
Vasudeva continues his discussion: There are many realities. Vasudevas are informative, but Shiva is investigative. He sees things external to him. In an attempt to know them he works on them and shapes them. His interactions with Kali, Ganesh, Parashuram and societies of Meluhans and Swadeepans, in general, enable him to inwardise them.
In his way he gains self-consciousness. These impressions combined with hereditary constitution and social influences develop the psyche of an individual. Following this, the search for absolute truth or singular vision of self and the world seems a fancy idea. Taking this further, the absolute must rest upon the foundation of that which is different from itself. This argument leads to a respect for differences and rejection of Hegelian-like attempt to integrate all ideas. The ideas thus are integrally related to their polar opposites.
The one cannot be treated as superior to the other. He sees the tree of life, whose roots reach into Hell and whose top touches Heaven.
Reconciling or holding together of opposite values is the fundamental property of consciousness. This theme of opposites co-existing in the universe surfaces repeatedly in the conversations of the Vasudevas. Knowledge proper is obtained by ordering, connecting and synthesizing the Shiva-Vasudeva meetings into some system. The discourses held in these meetings leave readers with the hope to achieve infinite creativity and fulfillment.
Shiva evolves through continuous development of consciousness to become a universal human being. He cognizes and integrates various states of consciousness. Shiva meets the third Vasudeva in Ayodhya at Ram Janambhoomi. Shiva fights a battle against Chandravanshi on being convinced by the Meluhan emperor of their being evil. Later, in adespondent and remorseful mood he ponders over the war and the defeat of Chandravanshis, whom till now he had thought to be evil.
The Vasudeva enlightens Shiva that universe is a manifestation of the illusion of duality. The dynamics of existence of the masculine and feminine principles is the most fundamental concept in the philosophical discourses on consciousness.
The Asuras and the Suryavanshis stand for the masculine. The Devas and the Chandravanshis speak for the feminine. The names change, but the life forces they embody remain the same.
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They will always exist. There is no way that either can be destroyed. Otherwise the universe will implode. She is also the one who protects and makes sacrifices for her children devotees. In the selected texts, before meeting Shiva, Sati has no identity of her own. Her identity, nature and actions are defined and acted out vis-a-vis her father, Daksha. Shiva succeeds in luring her into remarriage and thus into the wider circle of worldly life. In, Book two, however, it is Sati who introduces Shiva to Kali and thus extends his circle of activity.
Kali, who as Naga Queen seemed quite angry and erratic earlier, finally succeeds in bringing Shiva to the wilds of Dandaka Forests.
Parashuram, as an strange attractor leads Shiva to Brihaspati in Panchvati. Ganesh in Hindu mythology is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is known to remove obstacles from the path of his devotees. In the novel, Ganesh is the Lord of the people.
The Lord of the People and the turbulent conditions that create him, draw ordered complex systems into disorder. The state of non-equilibrium of the system is exposed by Ganesh and this non-equilibrium sets out in turn to reveal hidden potential concealed by equilibrium.
In chaos theory, in a system multiple agents interact to generate strange attractors. Complexity approach to chaos believes in a tight relation between chaos and order. This interaction leads one to another in a dynamic process. But in order to realise it, you will have to cross these very same massive mountains [The Secret of the Nagas].
Contrary to modernist Meluhans, Swadeepans as postmodernists consider ongoing flux and continuous change as desirable. Thus, in this age of demythologization, Tripathy firmly establishes a fictionalized mythico-historical account affirming that dwelling in India imbues people with salvific strength. The fictionist seems to hold that human beings have an active intellect but a passive sensibility.
On the other hand, Brahma has intuitive intellect that creates its own matter. Shiva, however, excels other humans in knowing the sensory data as they are in themselves rather than an average man who, entangled in crudities of life, perceives the manifold brought under the form of space and time.
Tripathy portrays the world of Meluha, Swadweep et al in Shiva Trilogy as a relative existence. Its existence is dependent on Brahma. Existence and immutability are the parameters of Reality.
Brahma is pure Consciousness. This renders Brahma an epitome of immutability. Indian philosophy believes Brahma to be the only Reality, the absolute existence.
Meluhans, in fact, still live in an illusory world of lord Ram as after several mutations the latter has actually ceased to exist. Ram Rajya had a set of codes which have undergone changes as per convenience of the mighty without the rulers or ruled ever realizing the change. Amish as a free thinker, tries to explain natural phenomena with the help of natural causes. Though scientific in spirit, his work has a strong undercurrent of faith in Indian life and thought.
He maintains that man in his pristine existence was glorious but now in this world is in fallen state. Initially it seems that the author employs mathematical methods of philosophy with a view to obtaining certitude in knowledge.
He refuses to believe in preconceived notions. He begins with something vague and indefinite and later on step by step attains clarity and distinctness. Cultural values are essential for preservation of life.
Meluhan culture and tradition stoop to work against Natural Law leading to war by Neelkanth. Culture and tradition are strengthened through the enlivenment of Natural Law. Shiva understands the culture of Meluha and this knowledge helps him to facilitate communication with Suryavanshis.
The agency of culture ought to refine human elements. Society should work towards producing enlightened individuals who do not violate laws of nature. Laws of Lord Ram are Laws of Nature. They are responsible for creation and evolution of life, but the present Meluhan royalty distorts them to suit its convenience leading to loss of values and destruction. Meluhans ,while too engrossed in geographic and climatic conditions that support the Laws of Nature, ignore the unmanifest field of pure consciousness and construct man-made laws of their states at the cost of Laws of Nature.
The Trilogy can be viewed as an attempt to revive the culture and tradition of India by bringing to the centre of thinking the Laws of Nature. The Rigveda has been identified as the earliest philosophical text of India.
Rivers in Indian subcontinent have been regarded as the sites of sacred power. Amish through his imaginative faculty establishes historically how the given sites became popular as sacred places. This gives cultural and historical unity to the nation.
Shiva, the hero of the novel, undergoes archetypal-imaginative journeys of transformation. The hero in the novel does not fight the villain but the writer elevates the action in his fiction, as the task of Shiva is not to trounce evil individual but to confront the evil that attaches man to itself.
Shiva and Sati who set out on their journey, reach the stage of maturation in Swadweep when they confront the cultural other. Advaita Vedanta accepts the pluralistic nature of the world.
It believes Reality to be Pure Consciousness. All the diverse areas in the empirical universe are connected at the deeper level. This is what the Trika philosophers would celebrate as well — the Shiva-Shakti unity which reconciles, most effectively, plurality to the One. Pure Shiva is capable of seeing into the real nature of things, while others are lost in what they appear to be. To live is to act. Das S. Heidegger, Martin The Principle of Reason tr. On the Nature of Dreams. The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche.
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The position of a foreigner probably helped him to eke out the truths; we must not forget that the earlier Mahadev also was an outsider, who descended from Pariha. The texts deserve to be treated carefully as representations of empires with different ruling and social system. The Immortals of Meluha begins with the descriptions of life in the tribes of Tibet. Internal conflict and unrest among the tribes predominates their lives.
Immediately after it, Meluha is introduced to the readers, a nation which explains itself in three words: It takes the best of both the Suryavanshi and Chandravashi way of lives and creates one for itself.
In Meluha, the king is the ruler. Every subject is bound to follow the rules as propagated by the king. Even the king and his family are also supposed to follow all the decorum. Theirs is an organised system-bound life. In Meluha, the society is at a stable state.
Swadweepans have ultimate disparate social classes.
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It looks like a state of frenzy to the Vol. Shiva realizes: Freedom for the wretched to also have dignity.
On a surface outlook, Meluha appears to be the perfect governance system one can ever have. But with gradual progress of the narrative, the lacunas make their presence prominent; the kind propagates of equality in his kingdom, but in reality exploits the system in favour of his own family. I want the entire vikarma law scrapped. Nobody will be a vikarma from now on. Bad fate can strike anyone.
It is ridiculous to blame their past lives for it. This was unexpected. Like all Meluhans, he too was superstitious about the vikarma. His displeasure was not with the vikarma law itself but with his daughter being classified as one. The proclamation will state that the entire vikarma law has been scrapped.
The king was affectionate towards its subjects but that could not stop him from treating his own family as a privileged one. Daksha was well aware of his power position and know how to exploit it.
The same attitude reflects as he wishes to attack Swadweep and make it a part of Meluha. Swadweepans were not in the dire necessity of being governed by Meluhan system. The Meluhan emperor shows the attitude of the coloniser that makes him feel the urge to unite the free nations under one flag and rule over the entire dynasty.
Daksha wishes to mould the Chandravanshis, in his Suryavanshi way of life: One must mention the Vol. Kashi becomes a point of confluence of every kind of beliefs, castes and creeds. The liberalism practiced by Kashi does not make it vulnerable; rather this liberal framework makes it a place of ultimate peace and stability. The attitude of the king and the utopian Ram Rajya turns itself into dystopia. But the state provides the basic necessities.
And in that, there is complete equality. The projected reality differs from the actual reality that differentiates them from the other dynasties. The Meluhan emperor intended to use the myth of Neel-kanth for his own purpose. The power position alters as soon as Shiva starts discovering that the nature of evil is truly a relative one.
There can be nothing like the absolute divine or the absolute evil. Tripathi structures an age old story within a modern perspective which allows interpretation and speculations, keeping in mind the contemporary socio-political scenario. Gender positions in the trilogy require attention.
Much has not been discussed whether the dynasties followed patriarchy or matriarchy; but keeping in mind the general description, it can be assumed that patriarchy was the basic functional principle of these societies.
Patriarchy was used primarily to demonstrate the prevalent social structure, not to marginalise women and their voices. We can find a wide range of feminine portrayals in the Vol.
While talking about the Tibetan tribes, we can be sure of their patriarchal social structure. On the other hand, Meluha had highly revered female medical practitioner like Ayurvati and Kankhala who adorned the most important places in the Meluhan court, by taking care of all the administrative, protocol and revenue matters.
The chief protagonist is portrayed in a perfect blend of femininity and self-control. Sati fights her own battles. She is not overtly 'fertile'; and she does not depend on anybody to protect her. She is also the embodiment of truth, virtue, morality, beauty as well as 'softer' emotions. She is not someone who needs to be taken care of.
Rather, she is the most perfect person in the entire narrative. We must also take a look at the portrayal of characters like Veerini, and Renuka, mother of Parshuram.
She could not even raise her voice over her husband in order to live with her children. For her, motherhood provides her the essential agency and empowerment. Her voice only starts finding its place when her children are in danger. Obsession with his beloved child Sati, Daksha could cross any restrain.
Veerini acts as a logical restrain to him. She decides to live the same fate with her subjects. Portrayal of Renuka, a Kshatriya lady is really important here. She dared to go against her own clan for the sake of her love, and also pursued her husband to live her life in her own terms. She advocates her own voice for her freedom.
That brings her the horrific end: In the texts, we can find that the Vol. The law of Vikarma is the obvious point being referred to here.
Tripathi makes the marginalisation not merely in terms of social class, but in terms of the experiences of lives. He explores the humiliation and subjugation experienced by marginal people and accommodates the contemporary social reality of untouchability.
Even by making the princess a Vikarma, the author probably propagates the surface reality of equality in the texts. One must notice that the rule was diluted by Shiva, an outsider.
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Shiva fights for the powerless, the victimised, the voiceless marginalised people, and by providing them a better chance to live, churns out the best of humanity out of them.
In a nation with histories of untouchable clans, such treatment of rewriting history and challenging them from a position of power requires to be read carefully. One must take a look the way the first impressions about the major places are marked in the narrative. Each city is marked with some specific architectural patterns.
The Meluhan Empire is marked by the use of a particular set of monochromatic colours and structures. Devagiri is described in The Immortals of Meluha in the following words: The blank walls that faced the main road bore striking black etching depicting the different legends of the Suryavanshis, while the walls themselves were painted in the sober colours of grey, light blue, light green, or white. The most common background colour though appeared to be blue. The holiest colours for the Meluhans were blue, denoting the sky.
Green representing nature, happened to be placed just Vol. Meluhans liked to divine a grand design in every natural phenomenon and thought it wondrous that blue was placed just before green in the colour spectrum. Just as the sky happened to be above the earth. Ayodhya was nothing like Devagiri. At first glance, it promised much. The outer walls were thick and looked astonishingly powerful.
Each alternate brick, however, was painted in pristine white, the royal colour of the Chandravanshis. Numerous banners, tinted in pink and blue,.
Everything was painted bright — from orange buildings to parrot green ceilings to shocking pink windows! Civic-minded rich Swadweepans had created grand public gardens, temples, theatres and libraries, naming them after their family members, since they had received no help from the government. The Meluhans, despite finding it strange that a public building should be named after a private family, were awed by the grandeur of these structures.
A vibrant city, with exquisite beauty existing side by side with hideous ugliness, Ayodhya disgusted and yet fascinated the Meluhans. The colours used by Meluha are in harmony with the nature. It reflects their orderly, rule bound, synchronised nature. They are aware of their lack of order in their lives, and they celebrate their extravagance. Kashi represents a number of contradictions: Beyond the trees lay the plethora of temples.
Branga again requires to be mentioned. Frequent plagues snatch all its life from the place: Despite their superb condition, these public buildings were rarely used.
There were no poor or rich amongst the fifty thousand Nagas who lived there. Apart from this, Tripathi himself mentions in an interview that the covers of the books implicate a particular journey. The first book of the trilogy uses a blue cover, the second one is with a green cover, and the last one features a red cover. The author explains, all these colors belong to the additive color system, which denotes a journey from black to white, i. Books are promoted much before their publication with the aid of mass media penetration to the point of pre-publication saturation.
Books have started being launched with respective audio, visual and audio-visual files. The movie rights are bought even before the publication of the entire series.
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The marketing strategy opted for this particular series of books was myriad and mind bogglingly lucrative to say the least. For the first book, a semi-animated graphic trailer was released. For the second book, movies-like trailer was created, and screened in public forums like theatres and multiplexes.With its threefold nature, special shape and unique sound, Om lends itself to a variety of detailed symbolic interpretations.
How has it entrenched its claws so deeply? The Meluhan belief that Shiva is their fabled saviour Neelkanth, is confirmed when he consumes the Somras, a legendary healing potion, which turns his throat blue. Or if a man suddenly contracts an incurable disease and gets paralyzed, why would it happen to him unless the universe was penalizing him for the sins of his previous life? The Maika governor pretends not to notice this breach of law. United States of America: Heinle and Heinle, Need an account?
Today, when our cities get hold of the Westernized trends, readers especially the youth, find it easier to relate themselves to English novels than the novels in mother tongues.
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