Amish is a 1974-born, IIM (Kolkata)-educated boring banker turned happy author. The success of his debut book, The Immortals of Meluha (Book 1 of the Shiva Trilogy), encouraged him to give up a fourteen-year-old career in financial services to focus on writing. He is passionate about history, mythology and philosophy, finding beauty and meaning in all world religions.
Amish has most recently written the Shiva Trilogy (The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas & The Oath of the Vayuputras), which has sold 2.2 million copies in the Indian subcontinent since 2010, grossing over Rs 600 million and making the Shiva Trilogy the fastest selling books series in Indian history. The good news for Amish’s readers is that he has announced his next book series. Readers can read about Amish’s take on the Ramayana in the Ram Chandra Series as he announces his first book of the series ‘Scion of Ikshvaku’.
Quick facts on Amish:
Birth date: 18th October, 1974.
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Education: BSc (Mathematics), Mumbai;
MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
Pre-author work experience: Over 14 years in the financial
Last job as
National Head - Marketing &
Product Management and Member of the Senior
Management Committee at IDBI
Federal Life Insurance