India’s leading lifestyle bookstore hosted the launch of Amish Tripathis first installment to the Ram Chandra series named Scion Of Ikshvaku. The evening started with great enthusiasm from fans lining up outside the Kemps Corner store. Amish spoke about his love that went in writing this book and also interacted with his fans with an open discussion. The evening ended with a book signing session.
Scion of Ikshvaku is the first book in the series of Ram Chandra. Ikshavaku was the first king of the Ikshvaku dynasty and founder of the Suryavanshis, a dynasty Lord Ram belonged to. The book will explore the life of Ram.
Excited about the launch Amish said “It’s my fictional and respectful interpretation of the Ramayan. It speaks of the struggles that Lord Ram went through as he fought to establish the perfect empire.”
Described as 'India's first literary popstar' by world-renowned film director Shekhar Kapur, 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 2.2 million copies in print with gross retail sales of over Rs 60 crores, making it the fastest selling book series in Indian history. His books have been translated into 14 Indian and International languages. His next book, titled Scion of Ikshvaku, the book 1 of Ram Chandra Series, is expected to release later this year. Forbes Magazine has listed Amish amongst the 100 most influential celebrities in India, three years in a row. He has also received the Society Young Achievers Award for literature in 2013, Man of the Year by Radio City, Communicator of the Year by PR Council of India and Pride of India award (Literature). Amish was also selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, a prestigious American programme for outstanding leaders from around the world. 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.
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