CAN HUMANS TAKE MEDICINES TO BECOME IMMORTAL? A REVIEW OF AMISH TRIPATHI’S SHIVA TRILOGY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 4894-4897
AbstractHumans longed for immortality and it is explicitly evident in Literature. Besides Scientists and Philosophers—who share the enormous discussion topics on Immortality—Literary writers often base their work of art on the topic of Immortality. Indian writer Amish Tripathi does exactly the same. With his ‘Shiva Trilogy’, he has created history—his trilogy is the fastest selling book series in India. He is famous for recreating Indian Mythology—so far, he has written six novels. While reconstructing Indian myths, he makes use various Ancient Indian concepts portrayed in Myths—the major of them is the use of Divine Drink Somras. Upon drinking Somras, humans attain near-immortality. Amish Tripathi sets the Somras as the base around which he narrates the entire story in his Shiva Trilogy. This research article scrutinizes the depiction of Somras as Life giving Medicine and various problems a society faces if humans become immortal.
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