The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi – Advance Book Review

by Book Worm on June 28, 2012

The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi – Book Summary

The Krishna Key by Ashwin SanghiThanks to authors like Amish Tripathi and Ashwin Sanghi, there’s a lot of intrigue and excitement around Indian mythology and people are seeing that old stories, written in an entirely new light with gods being cast in modern day avatars is a sure-fire way of a successful book. Amish did it with Shiva and in his last book; Ashwin did a modern re-take of Chanakya!

I was not very impressed by Ashwin’s first book, The Rozabal Line, to be very honest but was really blown away by the second one, Chanakya’s Chant and when I found out that his third book, The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi, was going to be released soon, I was really excited and that’s why wrote this advance review/book preview to tell you people all about the book.

The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi is said to be inspired by the Mahabharata and is an attempt to provide a historical context to the mythological figure of Krishna by re-inventing him in a modern avatar. Ashwin is once again sticking to the formula that brought him huge success with his earlier two books; retelling ancient Indian stories with a contemporary flavour.

From the ruins of Dwarka, to the heights of Mount Kailash; from Vrindavan temple to the mystic Somnath lingam, The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi promises to be an explosive novel with its unique storyline and thrilling plot. I, for one, am really looking forward to it!

The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi – Book Excerpt

Below is a short summary of the book:

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.”

For all those who’ve not heard about the author, Ashwin Sanghi is one of the well known writers in the Indian literary scene, and an author of thriller fiction. He shot to fame through his first release, The Rozabal Line and his second book, Chanakya’s Chant, was also a national bestseller.

The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi – Release Date

The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi is his third book and is due for release in the last week of August, 2012. However, I connected with Ashwin via his Facebook fan page and I can now reveal to you that The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi is going to be released on the 24th of August, 2012.

The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi Release Date

Already, online bookstores have this book up for pre-order and I’ve already pre-ordered my copy from Flipkart (see details below)

The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi – Praise for the Book

His earlier two books, The Rozabal Line and Chanakya’s Chant, were national best-sellers and there was praise all over for those books. That’s why the expectations from his third book, The Krishna Key, are even higher and I am sure that, too, will top all the bestseller charts. Below is some of the praise for his earlier books:

“Ashwin Sanghi’s uncanny ability to keep you turning the pages is his strongest skill…”

“The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi…really looking forward to his third book”

“…one of the most enjoyable reads I’ve had in a long time!”

“Chanakya’s Chant is one of the best books one could ever have in their collection.”

“I’m sure The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi, whenever it comes, will be even better. I for one shall eagerly await it”

Click Here to know more about this eagerly awaited book from Ashwin Sanghi

The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi – Price and Best Place to Buy

Buy The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi from FlipkartThis highly anticipated book by Ashwin Sanghi is already up for pre-order on Flipkart which is offering a great 35% Discount on this book and I, for one, have already pre-ordered my copy so that I’ll be one of the first ones to read this book once it releases.

The MRP of this book is INR 250 but thanks to the great discount that Flipkart is offering, you can buy this book at a special price of INR 163.

In my personal opinion, Flipkart is the best place to buy all kinds of books because of the great discounts as well as their excellent delivery and overall service so I would suggest that you buy this book, The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi, from them.

The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi – Book Trailer

Below is the official book trailer for The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Gauri July 3, 2012 at 7:55 am

So looking forward to this one…I read Aswin’s Rozabal Line and really loved the plot of that one as well…hope it gets even better in this new book


Book Worm July 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

Hi Gauri,

I would suggest that you pre-order your copy of this new book just like I’ve done. this way you’ll be one of the 1st ones to receive your copy once it’s published


Anandi July 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I do not understand what this book ‘review’ is trying to convey. What is the priceless legacy to mankind you refer to? What is the connection with this killer? I hope we are not subjected to artistic excesses misusing the openness of Hinduism!


Book Worm July 11, 2012 at 8:45 am

Hi Anandi,

Firstly this is not a “review” but an “advance review or preview” of Ashwin Sanghi’s next book, The Krishna Key….it basically explores the different plot outcomes that the book can take and was in no way questioning the “openness of Hinduism” at any point. Let’s just enjoy books for what they are rather than create unnecessary controversies around it


Anandi July 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Dear Book worm, it would be good if you refrain from preaching platitudes to me about creating controversies and enjoying books as they are. I said ‘I hope we are not…’

There is no need to use mythological characters from any religion at all, for a story-line. There are several sensitivities needing to be respected


Book Worm July 12, 2012 at 9:42 am

Dear Anandi,

Firstly, you do not need to tell about the nuances of preaching and secondly, it is not upto you to decide whether authors can base their story on mythological characters from various religions or not; let the readers decide that and for all those who do not wish to read such things; well, the authors aren’t exactly walking into your house and asking you to read their novels!

We live in a free democratic country and if you, in particular, have an issue with the content, there are other official channels that you can go to register your complaints. Your thoughts and comments are so archaic and baseless that I really don’t know why I’m even replying because it clearly will not register in any grey-matter cell that you have up there (if any, that is). (Why don’t you go and side up with the Church to ban Harry Potter since they feel it promotes witchcraft)


Mr. Arnab Sarkar September 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Dear Book Worm,
A very short message – hope you will take in the right spirit..!!!
What Ms. Anandi expresses is her freedom to expression…purely based on her liking, thoughts & her very individual point of view..right!!!
Again, this is a forum, where we leave our comments regarding book reviews…more invite us to left our impression in writing…that’s what we call a expressing your thoughts..and the same need not always be “on the same page”..there can be divergent point of view…as well.
Hence, taking the humble ownership to remind your own word ” We live in a free democratic country…..” and book worm this is democracy…need to respect & accept..!!!

Arnab S.


Rituraj Verma September 23, 2012 at 11:30 am


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