The Krishna Key- book reivew


Title: The Krishna Key
Publisher: Westland
Author: Ashwin Sanghi
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9381626685
EAN: 9789381626689
No. of Pages:

485

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.

This book has incredible alternative interpretation of Vedic age, which make you want to believe it true. Combining it with a conspiracy and thriller makes it an interesting piece. We will get lost in the worlds of fiction and mythology.
THE CHARACTERS
Ravi Mohan Saini: Easy-going, smart, intelligent and quick-witted professor of history
Priya: 40, smart, doctoral student plus….
Radhika Singh: Bull headed but honest police officer
Sunil Garg: Head of the CBI…
Taarak Vakil: Serial Killer

Story 1 : Lord Krishna is narrating his own story.

Story 2: Professor Saini is one of the friends chosen for a key-part; he is suspected of having murdered Prof Varshney; from here starts his headlong rush to save himself both from the police as well as from the real murderer – all the while trying to piece together the near-indecipherable puzzle that has been left by Prof Varshney. He has only his doctoral student Priya and her criminal lawyer father for help. He must find the 4 seals that form the key, the base-plate that holds the keys and decipher the reality of the Krishna Key.

The book is an excellent mix of fantasy sci-fi, little adventure like Dan Browns writing but the thrill build-up is natural and adventurous making you turn the page after page without a break.

The book seems to be telling about the greatness of Indian history and the crimes many kings and kingdoms committed against India. The book clearly talks about the greatness of Indian civilization and their Intellectuality.

The Krishna Key is a treasure book with lot of surprises and information’s with regard to Vedas, Vedic Mathematics, Upanishads, Ancient rituals, Mahabharata and The Indus Valley Civilization; mainly with regard to the details of the Rig-Veda .It has been really very well researched and includes many a surprise for the uninitiated.

I found the, murders happen too easily and conveniently but are meaningless, like any other novel, where there are mysterious killings and only one man can decipher the reasons.

Few places I could see the foreign influence, more in usage which I generally think would not happen in Indian context, like “ gas stations” instead of “ petrol pumps” , Characters have sandwiches and coffee at a road side eatery, rather than standard Indian dishes.

After a point when the actual story interested me more, I lost track of parallel Mahabharata, skipped those part and ended up reading only the present. May be because I felt I knew Mahabharata and its ending, too much of it at one go made it boring.

Narration is not coherent; you don’t know where the story is leading to, too many loop holes, theories. In the end. Every clue gets connected magically

Just loved the book. I am sure people who like Indian mythology with suspense will like it more. Like any other thriller it’s a onetime read book. But yes you might read it again to find the truth of the facts given.

About the author:

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.

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