Amish is an IIM (Kolkata)-educated banker-turned-author. The success of his debut book, The Immortals of Meluha (2010, 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. His books have sold more than 7 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. Idols: Unearthing the Power of Murti Puja, with Bhavna Roy, is his latest publication.