The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi
The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi is fiction, mystery, and adventure
The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi keeps your curiosity on the top throughout
If you like reading fiction, mystery, and adventure; ‘The Krishna Key’ by Ashwin Sanghi is for you. This 450 plus pages novel is powerful enough to keep your curiosity and interest intact right from its first page. It is different purely in all aspects from all another kind of Indian literature getting published these days. It is a kind of innovative writing that we see here in this book. If you have read Arthur Conan Doyle and have liked his writings, you will get a similar kind of taste in this book. Such superb level of fiction and mystery is maintained in this book. Sooner or later a Bollywood movie would be in the making based on this book, I am sure of that.
Two parallel sequences have been maintained so well in this book – one belonging to our epical saga of Lord Krishna, the Blue God, who came on earth five thousand years ago, to destroy the evil. The other sequence is that of a serial killer who correlates himself to Krishna. Lord Krishna had promised to come back on earth in Kaliyug or Dark Age when the evil will become exhaustively enormous and out of control.
The book, on one hand, holds the sequence of mystery based on this serial killer Taarak Vakil a.k.a. Sampat Sharma, the son of a business tycoon Dr. V. Y. Sharma, who owns Sambhala Stud Farm, India’s topmost company engaged in the breeding of horse, most of them meant for the Derby. The historical sequence is given good amount of knowledge, the coming generations are almost ignorant of, or have never been taught of; and which they must be aware of. It takes us away five thousand years back during the era of Krishna’s birth when river Saraswati was largest of all other rivers of India viz. Ganga, Yamuna, Ravi, Sutlej and so on.
It tells how Dwarka was chosen by Krishna to be the capital of Yaduvanshis although it was far away from Mathura. It also enlightens us on why Krishna in prayed as ‘Ranchoddas’. In current sequence, Ravi Mohan Saini, a professor and historian, gets caught wrongly in the hands of law against the murder of his childhood friend Anil Varshney, with all evidences going against him. The mystery is to be resolved in any case and Saini is to be proved innocent, by all means. The story might appear slow to some readers in the beginning, but once the flow of sequences is maintained and the reader gels well into this flow, it becomes non-stoppable. To readers, who are totally unaware or ignorant of Indian past might find it boring too at times, but reason for that is not there in the book, it is in the reader.
There are many twirls and twists in this story, some of which might not be digestible to few readers. But then we must not forget that this is a story woven around some characters. And who says that in real life also everything goes as anticipated? Overall it is a great read. Ignore a small number of typos in the later part of the book. Go grab a copy and enjoy.