Amish Tripathi is an author and diplomat in India. Amish`s unique combination of crackling story-telling, religious symbolism, and profound philosophies have turned him into an Indian publishing phenomenon, with his books being hailed as archetypal and stirring. The Shiva Trilogy is the fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history while The Ram Chandra Series holding second position. He recently co-authored a book with Bhavna Roy titled Idols : Unearthing the Power of Murti Puja. Amish`s books have been translated and published worldwide into 19 Indian and International languages, making him one of the most influential authors in India. Amish is the recipient of several awards including Raymond Crossword Book Award, Dainik Bhaskar Literature Award, Man of the Year by Radio City, Communicator of the Year by PR Council of India, and Pride of India Award (Literature).