Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Chanakya's Chant by Ashwin Sanghi

Hello Friends

This is the third novel by Ashwin Sanghi, I have read.

After reading first two, I was more than convinced that this will be definitely Robert Langdon style treasure hunt type of plot. Post reading The Krishna Key, I was  not very hopeful from this novel.

But, to my surprise this is not  at all Robert Langdon style. This is a novel, where Ashwin drew parallel between story of Chanakya in Ancient India and a story of shrewd modern day politician who simply changes the landscape of Indian Politics.

The plot is not as racy as The Rozabal Line and The Krishna Key and it doesn't gives lots of insights into ancient history and mythologies. But, this novel simply keeps you spell bound till the end.

And, I haven't seen any better way of replicating story of Chanakya, one of the greatest politician ever in the fiction.

This is the best novel by Ashwin Sanghi till date.

Prabal Aggarwal

The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi

Hi Friends

This is the second book by Ashwin Sanghi, I read. Though, I was expecting it to be Robert Langdon Style, but still wanted it to be more, after being thrilled by The Rozabal Line.

But, it was pure Robert Langdon style book. The author created the momentum, and introduced lot of characters, who projected huge potential especially at the climax. But, somehow couldn't do justice to most of them. The climax simply let me down.

Said all that, I must say the author has definitely did lot of research on the very subject of Krishna and Hindu mythology, and entices readers to go deeper in the search of Krishna and myths around him.

I will say the novel is average, but good read, if one doesn't compare it with other books by the author.

Prabal Aggarwal

The Rozabal Line by Ashwin Sanghi

Hello Friends

Recently came across this novel. And the topic itself was very intriguing.

Another book on Jesus Christ and his blood line, but with the premises, Jesus died and buried in India.

It was the first book of Ashwin Sanghi, I read. And, I must say the book reminded me of Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.  But, the quality and plot of this novel was very different from Da Vinci Code.

And, I am bound to say we have got Indian Dan Brown finally.

The readers will definitely enjoy this edge of the seat read.

Prabal Aggarwal