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Oct

In the Name of God

Review of The Krishna Key;  Ashwin Sanghi; Westland 2012

– Shana Susan Ninan

In his third book, The Krishna Key Sanghi spins a thrilling chase in the present day, drawn from history and Indian mythology. The central character, Ravi Mohan Saini is a historian, who finds out that he’s been accused of murdering friend Anil Varshney. A young soul has been brainwashed to be believe that he’s Lord Vishnu’s Kalki avatar, and takes to cleanse the world by removing certain people.

Racing against time, Saini travels to Dwaraka and Vrindavan to uncover the truth. Three more of his friends are under attack, and he’s gotta find a treasure that ties all the way back to Krishna’s times. A ‘key’ that will unlock the secret. He has to bring together four pieces of the seal or the key that’s possessed by four different people, in order to solve the puzzle. The four are descendants ofKrishna’s Yadava tribes – Saini, Satvat, Varshney and Chhedi.

With the story of the epic Mahabharatha very much in the foreground, Sanghi takes us back several eras, weaving a plot that entices history-lovers and others alike.

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Rating: 8.5/10 (8 votes cast)
In the Name of God, 8.5 out of 10 based on 8 ratings

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