Amish Tripathi

Amish Tripathi (London, UK)

Author, Columnist and Diplomat


Amish is an author, columnist and diplomat. Described as “India’s Tolkien” by BBC, Amish’s unique combination of crackling storytelling, religious symbolism and profound philosophies has turned him into an Indian publishing phenomenon, with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra hailing Amish’s books as ‘archetypal and stirring’. Amish published his first book, Immortals of Meluha in 2010, and has written 8 books till date. His books have sold 5.5 million copies, and have been translated into 10 Indian and 9 international languages. His Shiva Trilogy is the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history while his Ram Chandra Series is the second fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history. Amish is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta. He worked for 14 years in the financial services industry before turning to writing. His writing career began with a philosophical debate inspired by an interesting piece of knowledge he and his family discovered. The clash and contradiction in the Indian and Persian religious myths as the Indian gods and the concept of good and evil in these mythologies stimulated his interest to determine and put down his philosophical thesis on paper which transformed into the first of the Shiva Trilogy book.

Amish has been listed among the 50 most powerful Indians by India Today magazine in 2019. Forbes India has regularly ranked Amish among the top 100 most influential celebrities in India. Amish was also selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, a prestigious American programme for outstanding leaders from around the world, in 2014.

He has taken over as the Director of The Nehru Centre in London in October 2019