Amish Tripathi (born 18 October 1974), is an Indian author, known for his novels The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, The Oath of the Vayuputras and Scion of Ikshvaku. The first three books collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy and the later three are the first three books of the Ram Chandra Series which is going to be a collection of five books. The Shiva Trilogy was the fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history and the Scion of Ikshvaku was the fastest selling book of 2015. All four books have sold over 3.5 million copies in the Indian subcontinent since 2010, with gross retail sales of Rs. 100 crores. Forbes India has ranked Amish among the top 100 celebrities in India four times in a row. In 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Amish was also selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, an exclusive programme for outstanding leaders from around the world.