Representing the Somras as Evil in Amish Tripathi’s The Oath of the Vayuputras


  • Dr.B. Karthikeyan Assistant Professor Department of English Annamalai University. India


Branga, Deformities, God, Plague, Somras.


The legends, folklore and myth are collaborated with each other. Myth inspires the historians, anthropologists, sociologists and psychologists to discover or interpret the hidden truth in the history. Retelling of mythology and history are the prominent and famous trend in Indian literature. The different perspective of the same epic makes the text interesting. The famous Indian writer Michael Madhusudan Dutt retells the great Indian Epic The Ramayanam from the female perspective. A new character has introduced to express the perspective of the Shudras in his version. But, Amish Tripathi somewhat presented the supernatural elements with logic and reasonable. Amish Tripathi’s Asuras are good but the principle which was followed by them made Asuras bad. He represented the Somras as Evil. Amish Tripathi’s writing begins by stating the Somras as good in his The Immortals of Meluha and The Secret of the Nagas but the controversial raised in his third book The Oath of the Vayuputras.  The imaginations of Amish Tripathi are appreciable because he presents the Somras was the reason to make the babies as deformities. Shiva turned to be the God for destroying the Somras (the drinks of Gods) in India. The evil is well explained by Amish Tripathi in his Shiva’s Trilogy. The maika system and the Vikrama System make the writings of Amish Tripathi so interesting. The people of Branga were affected by the Plague. It made the majority of the Brangans to left their land and settled in Kashi. The truth is that the Somras was the reason for the Plague. Ganesh had found the truth and destroyed the Mount Mondar, where the Somras produced.


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Karthikeyan, D. (2018). Representing the Somras as Evil in Amish Tripathi’s The Oath of the Vayuputras. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 6(8), 7. Retrieved from