Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Krishna Key - Ashwin Sanghi

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.

Ashwin Sanghi


Reading his first two books,I expected a lot from Ashwin Sanghi.But as it is always the case,I was quite disappointed with this book.Professor Ravi Mohan Saini seems to know almost everything in History.The author's urge to relate almost every world incident to India and his overplaying of the number games spoil the essence of the story.The passage at the beginning of every chapter about Krishna server only as speed-breakers.They severely damage the pace of the story.Tarak Vaakil is shown to be the tenth avatar of Vishnu but as the story progresses,he is sidelined.The climax is the worst I have read and I was longing for the story to complete.The claim that the Syamantaka is hidden in the Taj Mahal is beyond the bounds of imagination.I briefly wondered if I was reading some History lecture book.Such was the case when the professor started talking.Almost everyone in the story lowe a lot in history.Even conspiracies must have some facts behind them but that is not the case with The Krishna Key.
A poor plot with a poor narration.Ashwin Sanghi was much better in his first two books.  

Rating: 3.6/5

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