The Krishna Key

by Ashwin Sanghi


3 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

3 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

Description:

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 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.

471
English
Thrill Mystery Adventure, Indian Writing, Genre

About The Author

Ashwin Sanghi (born 25 January 1969) is an Indian writer in the fiction-Thriller genre. He is the author of three best-selling novels: The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant and The Krishna Key. All his books have been based on historical, theological and mythological themes. He is one of India’s best-selling conspiracy fiction writers and is an author of the new era of retelling Indian history or mythology in a contemporary context. Forbes India has included him in their Celebrity 100 list. His latest novel, The Sialkot Saga was released in April 2016.Sanghi completed his schooling from the Cathedral & John Connon School, graduated with a BA (Economics) from St. Xavier’s College and earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He joined his family’s business in 1993. He wrote his first novel in 2006 and thereafter continued to pursue dual careers, as a businessman as well as writer. He is part of the overall trend of young professionals and businessmen turning to writing as a parallel career. In 2013, Sanghi and James Patterson announced that they would be co-writing an India-based thriller called “Private India” within Patterson’s “Private” series. The book was released in July 2014.


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  1. 3 out of 5

    ‘The Krishna Key’ is an interesting read for mythology buffs and conspiracy theorists. The book is tightly scripted with each chapter beginning with a story about Krishna, followed by its parallel drawn from modern times. The plot is wonderfully paced and the story is well researched. Having a professor of mythology as the key protagonist works well as he is the only who can make sense of those countless riddles, mythological references, anagrams, cryptic puzzles, Sanskrit shlokas and messages hidden from Mount Kailash to Taj Mahal. Add to it a serial killer and a Mumbai don and that’s all you need for a perfect thriller. Ashwin Sanghi is a gifted writer and has done immense research which is apparent in his writing but like Dan Brown, he’s dumped a lot of information on the reader which could have been avoided. Aside that, the novel has an interesting cast, their backgrounds nicely explained and motives sufficiently clear. Overall, it is an interesting novel.

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