Amish Tripathi is an Indian diplomat, columnist and author, known for his novels The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, The Oath of the Vayuputras, Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku, Sita: Warrior of Mithila and Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta. The first three books collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy and the latter three are the first three books of the Ram Chandra Series which are going to be a collection of five books. The Shiva Trilogy was the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history while the Ram Chandra Series was the second fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history. In 2017, Amish launched his first non-fiction book called Immortal India.
Amish's 7 books have sold over 5 million copies in the Indian subcontinent since 2010. Forbes India has ranked Amish among the top 100 celebrities in India in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. Amish has been listed among the 50 most powerful Indians by the India Today magazine in 2019. Amish was also selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, an exclusive program for outstanding leaders from around the world. He is also the first author in Indian publishing history to have all 6 of his fiction books simultaneously in the top 10 of the HT-Nielsen Bookscan national bestseller list for 4 weeks in a row. BBC has called Amish's writing “gripping and unputdownable”.