The Oath of the Vayuputras


The Oath of the
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Author(s) Amish Tripathi
Cover artist Rashmi Pusalkar
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Language English
Series Shiva trilogy
Subject(s) Shiva , Myth , Fantasy
Genre(s) Fiction
Publisher Westland Press
Publication date February 27, 2013

Media type Print ( Paperback )
Pages 565
ISBN 9789382618348
Preceded by The Secret of the

The Oath of the Vayuputras is a 2013 novel by Indian author Amish Tripathi and the final book in his Shiva trilogy.

The book was released on February 27, 2013, through Westland Press and completes the mythical story about an imaginary land Meluha and how its inhabitants were saved by a nomad named Shiva.

Starting from where the
previous installment left off, Shiva
discovers that Somras is the true evil in The Oath of the Vayuputras . Shiva then declares a holy war on those who seek to continue to use it, mainly the Emperors Dhaksha and Dilipa, who are being controlled by the sage Bhrigu.

The battles rages on and Shiva travels to the land of Pariha to consult with Vayuputras, a legendary tribe. By the
time he returns, the war has ended with Sati, his wife, being murdered. Anbenraged Shiva destroys the capital of Meluha and Somras is wiped out ofbhistory.

The story concludes with Shiva
and his associates being popularized as Gods for their deeds and accomplishments.

Tripathi had confirmed in September 2011 that he was writing The Oath of
the Vayuputras , with Westland
announcing the release date as
February 27, 2013.  Following
the release of the cover art, it was
announced that the publication rights of the books have been brought by both US and UK publisher houses.

Like The
“Immortals of Meluha”
and ‘”The Secret of
the Nagas””,
the book contained
innovative marketing techniques,
including launching interactive apps, merchandise and a music album title Vayuputras , containing music inspired by different events in the series.
After its release, The Oath of the
Vayuputras received positive reviews for the story and characterisation with
Business Standard calling Tripathi
‘India’s Tolkien’. However, his
continued insistence on using modern, easy English gave way to a negative review by Mint. The book was a:commercial success with 350,000 copies for pre-order, and an initial print-run of 500,000 copies. On the first day of the release itself, the
book sold the initial print-run breaking the record for the fastest selling book in India. This prompted Westland to pay Tripathi an advance amount of 5 crore (US$860,000) for Tripathi’s next
book series. The Shiva Trilogy has sold more than 1.7 million copies in print within the short period of two-and-a- half years with gross retail sales of over 40 crore (US$6.9 million), making it the fastest selling book series in the history of Indian publishing.

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