Amish Tripathi’s Shiva Trilogy beginning with ‘The Immortals of Meluha’ chronicles the life of Lord Shiva, from tribal warrior to’ the chosen one for the eradication of evil. The story of Shiva Trilogy is filled with many recurring anachronisms. Experimentation with mythology is something new in popular Indian English writing. Amish Tripathi used anachronism in the reference of iron metal, as the age described in ‘In Shiva trilogy.
Amish used the concept of Rajdharma through the mouth of Sati as well as Daksha. Amish used anachronism about theory of light. Because the concept of reflection is recent and the people, in the time Amish is speaking about were not aware about this theory of light. Mr. Issac Newton, professor of the Mathematics in university of Cambridge wrote a letter in 1966 to the publisher from Cambridge where he spoke about the theory of light. There is anachronism about existence of liger in the period when Amish wrote about liger.
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Sanjay M. Nandagawali. A study of Anachronism, used in the novels of Amish Tripathi. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences. 2017; 5(2):61-64. doi: 10.5958/2454-2679.2017.00005.6