We have grownup listening to our selders recite quotes from our mythological books. Mythologies hold a significant part in weaving our imagination. Mostly, Indian culture is defined by the mythological stories.
Indian mythological fiction has become one of the most demanding genres. With every fiction stories, a new idea is developed. This is what keeps the reader engrossed in a book. No doubt, that these fiction stories have answered many questions.
Without any further ado, let us jump to the best mythological fiction books to read.
1. Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi
Shiva Trilogy consists of The Immortals of Melluha, The Secret of The Nagas and The Oath of The Vayuputras. This is a story series of what the land of Melluha, which is now known to be Indus Valley Civilisation. The land of Melluha is one of the greatest empires created by Lord Rama. This empire is facing severe perils like the primary river tending to extinction and terrorist attacks. When people of the land start losing hope, a hero, a Tibetan immigrant, Shiva, comes to help.
2. Narasimha Trilogy by Kevin Missal
The third book yet to be released, this mythological fiction trilogy consists of Narasimha and Hiranyakashyap. This trilogy is a story of Narasimha – left the war and lies low as a physician, Hiranyakashyap – the ruler of the Asura empire and is haunted by his son’s devotion to the Lord Vishnu, Prahlad – Hrinyakashyap’s son who believes in God and Holika – Prahlad’s aunt wh is furiously hunting her nephew. Kevin Missal’s writing style is going to take you on a wonderful journey.
3. The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divyakaruni
The Palace of Illusions is a story of Panchaali, starting from her lonely childhood with only one companion, his brother to her secret attraction towards her partners worst enemy. This story is narrated by Panchaali and gives quite an impressive perspective of this woman.
4. Ram Chandra Series by Amish Tripathi
The fourth book is yet to be released, this book consists of Scion of Ikshvasu – Ram, Warrior of Mithila – Sita and Enemy of Aryavarta, Raavan. This is the series that tells us about Ram – his childhood, parenting, marriage and exile, Sita – her childhood, her time as Prime Minister of her kingdom, her marriage and her abduction and Raavan – his childhood, his troubles, his growth of kingdom and his change of mind.
5. The Vault of Vishnu by Ashwin Sanghi
The Vault of Vishnu is a story of a Pallava prince who travels to Cambodia to Cambodia to be crowned king, a Buddhist monk who treks to South India finding the missing puzzle pieces needed to make his empire powerful, a Neolithic tribe who fights to preserve the sacred knowledge and the scientist who has just deciphered the meaning of the ancient texts.
These are the five best mythological fiction books to read. Tell us about your favourite one in the comment section below.