I read the book 'the Immortals of Meluha' written by Amish Tripathi last week.
It is a very nice book, the first of a trilogy. Its a fiction on if Lord Shiva had been a regular human being and not a god.
Of course, he does show the virtues we would all expect from a man who's legends would make him a god, but luckily does not come across as too perfect to become boring. He has his faults and like anyone else goes through the ups and downs of life.
Like anyone else he suffers from misconceptions and misunderstandings but overcomes those by having an open mind.
One of the things I liked the most from the book is the message that we all have misunderstandings about other people and civilisations or countries, but when one sees things from the other's perspective, it is all a misunderstanding and in the
end noone is really evil the we thought earlier.
A lesson we all need to embibe desperately in today's world of violence!
The book is very well written and is fast paced. A definite must read recommendation for anyone interested in Indian or Hindu mythology, or even someone looking for an interesting story with a difference!
Its a current best seller in India, and with good reason with the number of people who are familiar with the main character.