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Oath Of The Vayuputras

Oath Of The Vayuputras

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The Oath of the Vayuputras 
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Oath of the Vayuputras
Amish Tripathi
Cover artist
Rashmi Pusalkar
Shiva trilogy
Westland Press
Publication date
27th February 2013
Media type
Print(Paperback ) 
Preceded by
The Oath of the Vayuputras 
is a 2013 novel by Indian author   Amish Tripathi and the final
book in his 
 trilogy. The book is to be released on 27th of february through WestlandPress and completes a mythical story about an imaginary land Meluhha and how it's inhabitants were saved by a nomad named Shiva.
Development and release
"It's been an unbelievable, almost surreal journey.
The Immortals of Meluha 
was the first piece of fiction that Iwrote. Becoming an author was not a scenario in any of my childhood fantasies. However, being academicallyinclined, I chose to graduate in Science rather than History or English Literature, and then went on to do myMBA, as it seemed a practical life-choice to make. And yet, here I am, actually making my living from writing. It'sall because of Lord Shiva's blessings."
Tripathi talking about his journey as an author 
Tripathi had initially decided to write a book on philosophy, but was dissuaded by his familymembers, so he wrote a book on Shiva, one of the Hindu gods.
 The story was of how a
Tibetan tribal chief called Shiva became the fabled savior of the land of Meluha. His
adventures nearly 4000 years ago, morphed into the mythical legends of the Hindu GodShiva.
,the book went on to become a huge commercial
success, after its release in February 2010, with film director  Karan Johar 's Dharma Productions purchasing the film rights of the book.
 The success prompted Tripathi to pena second part of the trilogy, titled 
.Following what happens in the
life of Shiva, the plotline and the geography of the story was expanded to venture intounknown territories.
 Tripathi quit his job as a banker while writing the book, dedicating hiswhole time to the marketing and the promotion of the release.
The Secret of the 
was also a commercial success, with both the books having crossed a print run of amillion copies. These books have continued to top the bestseller lists of  Nielsen BookScan,  with the gross retail sales being impressive at 22 crore within two years of publishing.
 In September 2011, Tripathi confirmed that from the next month he would start penning thethird installment of the trilogy,
The Oath of the Vayuputras 
 In January 2013, it wasrevealed that
The Oath of the Vayuputras 
would be released on March 2013, by WestlandPublishing.
Tripathi explained that the final version of the book was longer than he had
expected it to be, and consisted of 53 chapters, making it twice as long as the other books.
 During an interview with
The Times of India 
, the author discussed some of theimportant scenarios being presented in the book. HE explained that since Shiva is a mortalin his series, he would have a fitting epilogue in the book, with many of the loose ends of theplot finally being deciphered.
 Shiva would meet the Chief of the Vasudevas and theVayuputras in the hidden cities of  Ujjain and Pariha.
 "Some loose ends will be left
deliberately open for the readers to interpret. As for losing someone we love? The ShivaTrilogy chronicles a battle against Evil. And Evil does not go quietly into the night; instead, itputs up a strong fight against Good. So yes, people will die in Vayuputras. But then, all of uswill die at some point or the other, won't we? It's not the fact of death itself, but the manner of our death which truly matters," he concluded.
Since both
The Immortals of Meluha 
The Secret of the Nagas 
had innovative marketingtechniques, Tripathi spoke about similar innovativeness with the release of 
The Oath of the Vayuputras 
 One of the marketing strategies included a music albumaccompanying the
book. The album will have nine songs dedicated to Lord Shiva withseveral Bollywood singers lending their voices, and was inspired by the different sections
and storyline in the book.
 The lead song for the album will be recorded by singer  Sonu Nigam.
 The cover art of the book was launched in Mumbai, by Tripathi and Johar in a
ceremony, which also saw the presence of Gautam Padmanabhan, CEO of WestlandPublishers, and Rashmi Pusalkar, the designer of the cover of 
The Oath of the Vayuputras 
 The author added that Pusalkar had managed to merge in many of thesymbolic elements represented in the storyline of the book, while maintaining the samevisual appeal of the previous releases of the trilogy.
 The UK publication rights of the Shiva

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