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About the Book :
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.
About the Autor :
Ashwin Sanghi—entrepreneur by day, novelist by night— has all the usual qualifications of an Indian businessman. Schooling at the Cathedral & 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 historicalfiction 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.
|Title:||The Krishna Key||Publisher:||Westland|
|No. of Pages:||485|
The Hindu - or rather, Indian - version of The Da Vinci Code... After reading Dan brown's books, I always wanted to read a thriller dealing with Indian conspiracies and theories... And finally, got to read one. I have read the other books by Ashwin Sanghi - Chanakya's Chant and The Rozabal Line. Liked both of them and this one exceeded my preconception about this book manifold. At the start of reading this book, I was disappointed, it was more boring stuff, but then as book story crossed the 100th page mark, I was so intrigued that I didn't (read couldn't) put the book down. I read the book at every chance I got. The story deals with many conspiracy theories. One of them claims Krishna to be just another person who was well-educated and intelligent. Other says that the drowned city of Atlantis is none other than the drowned city, created by Krishna, of Dwaraka - just off the coast of Gujarat. The book claims many more theories - or maybe, facts - which I am not sure of their factuality. It is very difficult to separate the facts from the conspiracies and fictions. I prefer believing that they are true. Every chapter starts with a paragraph of Krishna's life, which was very helpful for a person who doesn't know much about Krishna, like me. Indeed, Ashwin Sanghi is the Indian Dan Brown...
If you have read the Da Vinci Code, the similarities in the 2 novels is striking! The good looking protagonist, the murders, the symbolism and the secrets. But still, it has been indeed written well to merge what is known as mythology with scientific explanations. Overall, it is a good read for all mythology and thriller buffs.
Very happy, that I got an author signed copy of this book. Thanks for Infibeam, for giving me this surprise. Delivery is as expected and good.. Cheers to Infibeam, Krishna
awesum book.. surely struck your age old beliefs and u vl find urself saying `` omg, esa tha kabhi soch hi ni sakta tha''.. a very thoroughly researched book
Good Job. I received the book in good time as promised. The book was nicely packed.
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