Thursday, 21 August 2014

The Krishna Key



         "A furiously paced riveting Thriller that explores the
                                 secrets of Vedic age... "





Author: Ashwin Sanghi

Published By: Westland ltd.

ISBN: 978-9381-626-68-9

About The Author:

Ashwin Sanghi entrepreneur by day, novelist by night has all the usual qualifications of an Indian businessman. Schooling at the Cathedral and John Connon School, a B.A. (Economics) from St. Xavier's College and an M.B.A. (Finance) from the Yale School of Management. Ashwin is a director of the M.K. Sanghi Group of Companies, which has business interests in real estate development, automobiles, manufacturing and engineering. Besides being a businessman, Ashwin manages a parallel career as writer of fiction.

Ashwin's first novel, The Rozabal Line was originally self-published in 2007 under his anagram-pseudonym Shawn Haigins. The book was subsequently published by Westland in 2008 and 2010 in India under his own name and went on to become a national bestseller. Chanakya s Chant is his second novel in the historical fiction genre. The book has remained on AC Nielsen's India Bookscan Top-10 for all of 2011. It won the 2010 Crossword-Vodafone Popular Choice Award in September 2011.

UTV has purchased the movie rights to the book and a film based upon the story is expected soon. Dr. Shashi Tharoor released the novel in Mumbai calling it an enthralling, delightfully interesting and gripping read with historical research that is impressive. The Hindustan Times has called it a cracker of a page-turner. Ashwin is also working towards a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Bangor University in Wales. Ashwin lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anushika and his eight-year old son, Raghuvir.

Book Blurb:

Five thousand years ago, there came to earth a magical being called Krishna, who brought about innumerable miracles for the good of mankind. Humanity despaired of its fate if the Blue God were to die but was reassured that he would return in a fresh avatar when needed in the eventual Dark Age - the Kaliyug.
In modern times, a poor little rich boy grows up believing that he is that final avatar. Only, he is a serial killer.
In this heart stopping tale, the arrival of a murderer who executes his gruesome and brilliantly thought-out schemes in the name of God is the first clue to a sinister conspiracy to expose an ancient secret - Krishna’s priceless legacy to mankind.
Historian Ravi Mohan Saini must breathlessly dash from the submerged remains of Dwarka and the mysterious lingam of Somnath to the icy heights of Mount Kailash, in a quest to discover the cryptic location of Krishna’s most prized possession. From the sand washed ruins of Kalibangan to a Vrindavan temple destroyed by Aurangzeb, Saini must also delve into antiquity to prevent a gross miscarriage of justice.
Ashwin Sanghi, bestselling author of ‘The Rozabal Line’ and ‘Chanakya’s Chant’, brings you yet another exhaustively researched whopper of a plot, while providing an incredible alternative interpretation of the Vedic Age that will be relished by conspiracy buffs and thriller addicts alike.

My Review:

Before I write anything about this book, let me confront the truth. This was the first book of ‘Thriller’ genre that I have ever picked and after reading it I can surely say, this is one of the best book I have ever read. I don’t think any of the suspense serials that we do watch on television can compete with the plot of this book.

The entire story cannot be disclosed here or else the book will lose all its beauty. You may read the book blurb written to know what the plot is but you can never guess the awesomeness of this book until reading it. You have to read the book to know what lies inside.

Apart from the plot, the inclusion of Lord Krishna’s tale, from his birth to his death makes this book unique. Not only will you enjoy reading this book, you will somewhat also brush up your mythology knowledge. The book is of 464 pages but even for once you won’t feel like dropping it down. The Author’s way of writing is simply superb. 

My Ratings: 5/5
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