Media loves religious extremists as they make for a good copy: 5 key takeaways from Firstpost Salon with Amish

Author of the Shiva Trilogy and the new Ram Chandra series, Amish, was the featured guest on the third edition of Firstpost Salon on Wednesday. While the author shot to fame with his first book, The Immortals of Meluha in 2010, the book went on to become a huge commercial success. The following books of the trilogy -- The Secret of the Nagas and The Oath of the Vayuputras -- were well-received too.

His latest book Scion of Ikshvaku is about the Ram Rajya in Ayodhya.

 Media loves religious extremists as they make for a good copy: 5 key takeaways from Firstpost Salon with Amish

Senior editor of Firstpost Sandip Roy with author Amish.

"Will Ram rise above the taint that others heap on him? Will his love for Sita sustain him through his struggle? Will he defeat the demon Lord Raavan who destroyed his childhood? Will he fulfil the destiny of the Vishnu? Begin an epic journey with Amish’s latest: the Ram Chandra Series," says the synopsis on the website of the book.

At the Firstpost Salon, Amish and senior editor of Firstpost, Sandip Roy touched upon many subjects -- religious extremists in India, the new fad of banning anything and everything in the country, trend of self-styled godmen and how America is regressive in many ways.

Here are the five key takeaways from the third edition of Firstpost Salon with Amish and Sandip Roy.

Religious extremists make good headlines, says Amish

On ban-istan: I am against laws to enforce a certain a point of view, says Amish

Artists create controversies for publicity, says Amish

Morals of some people could be improved: Amish on self-styled godmen

Freedom of expression is a difficult thing to deal with, says Amish

Watch the entire video here:

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Updated Date: Sep 17, 2015 19:17:11 IST