ASHWIN SANGHI IS THE JEFFERY ARCHER OF INDIA !!!
By Rahul Rai Khatri on 13 April 2016
Truth be told, I ordered this book just ’cause it’s written by Ashwin Sanghi ( The Dan Brown Of India ) but after reading few pages I realised that the author had jumped to another court which is held by Jeffery Archer in which historic chain of events are related to a fable and hence popped a great work of fiction like ‘ Honour Among Thieves ‘ & so is like ‘ The Sialkot Saga ‘. Another confession is that I discourage my fellow readers not to read this book ’cause as mentioned earlier I’d picked the book with a hope to find another ravishing theology like that of Chanakya’s Chant & The Krishna Key and so the beginning was not gripping, as what I always expect from this author,but with turning of pages the plot turned gripping . Better to say that the plot had engulfed me.
Good job, Sirji!
ByAshok LR on 5 April 2016
Bare bones version: Fantastic book, worth reading, set in India-Pakistan, starting from 1947. With the publication of this book, Ashwin Sanghi, earlier called the Indian Dan Brown, can now be favourably compared to Jeffrey Archer in his (Jeffrey Archer’s) heyday. Long version: The tale begins with a detailed description of a train full of dead bodies crossing from Pakistan to India during the independence turmoils of 1947 (which reminded me of Khushwant Singh’s ‘Train from Pakistan’). This is much, much more than just a story of ‘When it’s a question of money, everybody is of the same religion’ as stated in the promos and on the back cover. Like Ashwin’s ‘Chanakya’s Chant’, the present (1947 till date) is interspersed with the hoary past, starting from Emperor Ashoka’s reign. The connections between the past and present are revealed in stages.