About the Book
Five thousand years ago, there came to earth amagical being called Krishna, who brought aboutinnumerable miracles for the good of mankind.Humanity despaired of its fate if the Blue God wereto die but was reassured that he would return ina fresh avatar when needed in the eventual DarkAge - the Kaliyug.
In modern times, a poor little rich boy grows upbelieving that he is that final avatar.
Only, he is a serial killer.
In this heart stopping tale, the arrival of a murdererwho executes his gruesome and brilliantlythought-out schemes in the name of God isthe first clue to a sinister conspiracy to exposean ancient secret - Krishna's priceless legacy tomankind.
Historian Ravi Mohan Saini must breathlessly dashfrom the submerged remains of Dwarka and themysterious lingam of Somnath to the icy heightsof Mount Kailash, in a quest to discover the crypticlocation of Krishna's most prized possession.From the sand washed ruins of Kalibangan to aVrindavan temple destroyed by Aurangzeb, Sainimust also delve into antiquity to prevent a grossmiscarriage of justice.
Ashwin Sanghi, bestselling author of 'The RozabalLine' and 'Chanakya's Chant', brings you yetanother exhaustively researched whopper of aplot, while providing an incredible alternativeinterpretation of the Vedic Age that will be relishedby conspiracy buffs and thriller addicts alike.
About the Author
Ashwin Sanghi-entrepreneur by day, novelist bynight-has all the usual qualifications of an Indianbusinessman. Schooling at the Cathedral & JohnConnon School, a B.A. (Economics) from St. Xavier'sCollege, and an M.B.A. (Finance) from the Yale Schoolof Management. Ashwin is a director of the M. K.Sanghi Group of Companies, which has businessinterests in real estate development, automobiles,manufacturing and engineering.
Besides being a businessman, Ashwin manages aparallel career as writer of fiction. Ashwin's first novel,'The Rozabal Line' was originally self-published in2007 under his anagram-pseudonym-Shawn Haigins.The book was subsequently published by Westland in2008 and 2010 in India under his own name and wenton to become a national bestseller.
'Chanakya's Chant' is his second novel in thehistoricalfiction genre. The book has remained onAC Nielsen's India Bookscan Top-10 for all of 2011. Itwon the '2010 Crossword-Vodafone Popular ChoiceAward' in September 2011. UTV has purchased themovie rights to the book and a film based upon thestory is expected soon. Dr. Shashi Tharoor released thenovel in Mumbai calling it an "enthralling, delightfully-interesting and gripping read with historical researchthat is impressive." The Hindustan Times has called it"a cracker of a page-turner."
Ashwin is also working towards a Ph.D. in CreativeWriting from Bangor University in Wales. Ashwin livesin Mumbai with his wife, Anushika, and his eight-yearold son, Raghuvir.