The Krishna Key

The Krishna Key

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, bestselling author of 'The Rozabal Line' and 'Chanakya's Chant', brings you yet another exhaustively researched whopper of a plot in 'The Krishna Key' while providing an incredible alternative explanation of the Vedic Age relished by conspiracy buffs and thriller addicts alike.


"History and mythology, codes and crimes... all come together in a gripping read. India's answer to Dan Brown!"

- The Hindu Literary Review

"Sanghi manages to blur the line between fact and fiction and give a whole new perspective to history and the Vedic Age."


"Just finished Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi. Rocking story & incredible research. Loved it!"

- Amish Tripathi

"An alternative interpretation of the Vedic Age that will be relished by conspiracy buffs and addicts of thrillers alike."

- The Hindu

"Just read the sampler of The Krishna Key, Ashwin Sanghi's new book, a thriller that explodes timelines. Loved it!"

- Pritish Nandy

"Why should racy historical thrillers or meaty fantasy sagas come only from the minds of Western writers? Ashwin Sanghi spins his yarns well, and leaves you breathless at every cliffhanger. No wonder his books are bestsellers!"

- Hindustan Times

"True to his signature style, The Krishna Key is also a thriller... filled with murder, mystery and riddles, with the answer buried in the past."

- Millenium Post

"Sanghi sticks to his fundamental DNA by exploring the life of Lord Krishna in his new page-turner."

- Financial World

"While the plot is set in today's world, one can expect to travel back and forth in time with generous chunks of history and nail-biting fiction."

- The Telegraph

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