War of Lanka, the fourth book of the acclaimed Ram Chandra Series by Amish, launches amid much fanfare in Mumbai

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National, 3 October 2022: Celebrated author Amish launched his much-awaited fourth book in the Ram Chandra Series – War of Lanka – at Crossword Bookstore, Kemps Corner, in Mumbai. Jam-packed with eager readers, the launch event was also live streamed for the fans of Amishverse across the country. Published by HarperCollins, War of Lanka merges the parallel multi-linear narratives of the first three books – Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku, Sita: Warrior of Mithila, and Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta – into a single narrative.

The book launch of War of Lanka witnessed an exhilarating performance by Drum Circle, who enthralled the audience with their energetic yet soulful performance. Amish and his son Neel joined the troupe on the stage where the duo launched the book. Adding to the excitement, Mosaic Brothers – Sai Kumar Akula and Pavan Akula – created Amish’s portrait using Rubik’s Cubes, much to the amazement of the audience.

Elaborating further on the novel, Amish said, ‘I am delighted to bring the 4th book of the Ram Chandra Series to readers. The first 3 books of the Ram Chandra Series were set in a multi-linear narrative which tracked the stories of the principal characters (Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, Raavan) from their birth to a common ending in the narrative viz. the kidnapping of Goddess Sita. So, all the 3 books ended in the same place where Raavan kidnaps the princess of Mithila. The 4th book, War of Lanka, will be a common narrative from the kidnapping till the death of Raavan. Many clues and secrets left in the first 3 books will be revealed in this 4th book. I hope the readers enjoy it!’

Swati Daftuar, Executive Editor – Commercial, HarperCollins India said, “The sheer scale of War of Lanka is magnificent. And of course, along with all the wonderful ingredients that make an Amish book impossible to put down, what War of Lanka also gives us is the satisfaction of seeing all those pieces from the previous books fall into place – all those plotlines, events and trajectories converge here, in a book that will grip you right from the first page. This is exactly what we’ve all been waiting for – that big, breathtaking, unputdownable read that we can always count on Amish for. It’s truly a pleasure to have him with us.”

Poulomi Chatterjee, Publisher, HarperCollins India said, ‘For over a decade now Amish has mined some of the oldest and best-loved stories of this land, and employed his prowess at storytelling to create worlds that have enthralled millions of readers across the world. We at HarperCollins India are delighted to bring to readers his entire body of work so far, along with a brilliant new book, War of Lanka, which brings the pace, drama and emotions of his bestselling Ramachandra series to a fitting crescendo!’

Shailesh Sawlani, VP and Country GM, Audible India said, “At Audible, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be launching the War of Lanka audiobook for Amish’s fans to listen to. War of Lanka (and indeed all of Amish’s books) with its epic world and incredible storytelling lends itself so beautifully to audio – the world class sound production and narration of this title really brings it alive and do it justice – I know his fans are going to love this one!”
War of Lanka is the fourth book in Amish’s Ram Chandra Series after Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku, Sita: Warrior of Mithila, and Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta. The Ram Chandra Series is the second fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history. Before this, Amish had written the Shiva Trilogy (The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, and The Oath of the Vayuputras), which is the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history. Amish has also written 2 non-fiction books called Immortal India and Dharma, besides another fiction book, Legend of Suheldev. Together, all of Amish’s books have sold over 6 million copies in print.

Readers can pick up their copies of War of Lanka, and purchase Amish’s earlier books, from Crossword, and order online from Amazon.com, Flipkart.com, and other online and physical stores. The audiobook will also be available on audible.in from today onwards.

HarperCollins has published all of Amish’s books in English and Hindi. The Hindi edition of War of Lanka will release in a few months. Amish’s books, including War of Lanka, are now also available in audio format (in English and soon in Hindi too) on Audible, and in other regional language audio formats through Storytel. Print editions of Amish’s books, in regional Indian languages (besides Hindi), are available through Pratilipi.

About Amish:
Amish is a 1974-born, IIM (Kolkata)-educated banker-turned-author. The success of his debut book, The Immortals of Meluha (Book 1 of the Shiva Trilogy), encouraged him to give up his career in financial services to focus on writing. Besides being an author, he is also an Indian-government diplomat, a host for TV documentaries, and a film producer.
Amish is very passionate about history, mythology, and philosophy, finding beauty and meaning in all the world’s religions. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into over 20 languages. His Shiva Trilogy is the fastest-selling and his Ram Chandra Series the second-fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history.
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