Trade Winds To Meluhha Review

Trade winds to Meluhha' is set in the Bronze Age. It narrates a young man Samasin's adventure in Mesopotamia and Indus Valley Civilization. He is charged with murder and escapes death through a rare astronomical event which is actually recorded in clay tablets excavated in ancient Babylon. He lands in Meluhha (Indus Valley) where besides the query he also finds wealth and love.

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My Review

I received a free copy from the author for my honest review.  At first I was a bit intimidated once I saw the large cast of characters.  I honestly wondered if I would be able to keep track of them all.  In the beginning it’s a bit confusing but as you read on you see the characters beautifully interwoven.  There’s a great mix of action, adventure and romance.  I felt really bad for Samasin, as he was really unfortunate, anything bad that happens, happened to him.  He was fated for death even!  All in all, this was a wonderful story, rich in culture and adventure.  It reminded me of the adventure classics of old, like 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Treasure Island, or Robinsons Crusoe.  If you like adventure mixed with cultural history, you’ll love Trade Winds To Meluhha.

About The Author

 Vasant Davé is an electrical engineer from the University of Bombay. He holds a post-graduate certificate in marketing and has received training at National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Tata Management Training Center and XLRI School of Business. He served engineering industry for 24 years. For another 8 years, he travelled widely in India conducting Industrial Market Research for corporate clients in the U.K., Germany, Israel, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

During one of his frequent tours he happened to visit Lothal and was awed to learn that it was a sea-port that conducted maritime business with Mesopotamia. Subsequently he visited other Indus Valley archaeological sites and had had discussions with authorities on the subject. He completed writing his first novel 'Trade winds to Meluhha' in 2011.

Earlier, Vasant's articles were published in Readers' Digest, Economic Times, Business India, Telematics India and Studio Systems. His technical background helped him to understand and apply historical, geographical, environmental and cultural nuances bearing upon the life during the Bronze Age, the period in which 'Trade winds to Meluhha' is set.


  1. good review,sounds interesting

  2. I clicked over to Amazon to read more about it and it does look good. I've added it to my wish list. I wouldn't have without your review so thanks!



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