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 5 books till now — The Immortals of Meluha (2010), The Secret of the Nagas (2011) and The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013), which collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy and Scion of Ikshvaku (Book 1 of the Ram Chandra Series) (2015), Sita – Warrior of Mithila (Book 2 of the Ram Chandra Series) (2017) — have 4 million copies in print with Gross retail sales of Rs. 120 cr.
His books have been translated into 19 Indian and International languages.
The Shiva Trilogy is the fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history. Scion of Ikshvaku, the first book of the Ram Chandra Series, was the highest selling book of 2015. Sita – Warrior of Mithila, the 2nd book of the Ram Chandra Series, has been the highest selling book since its launch in May 2017. The Indian language translations of Amish's books have sold 5 lakh copies, breaking records in this space.