DRESSED TO THRILL

Ash­win Sanghi’s Bharat Se­ries has all the in­gre­di­ents to keep read­ers riv­eted to ev­ery book till the last page. Each of them a best­seller, they un­der­score the thriller writer’s in­cred­i­ble cal­i­bre as a master sto­ry­teller.

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Ash­win Sanghi’s Bharat Se­ries has all the in­gre­di­ents to keep read­ers riv­eted to ev­ery book till the last page. Each of them a best­seller, they un­der­score the thriller writer’s in­cred­i­ble cal­i­bre as a master sto­ry­teller.

Ash­win Sanghi, one of the most suc­cess­ful writ­ers in the fic­tion thriller genre in In­dia, started off as an en­tre­pre­neur, spend­ing the first few years of his ca­reer as part of the fam­ily busi­ness. A hol­i­day in Kash­mir, how­ever, was to take his life in an­other di­rec­tion al­to­gether, turn­ing him from an en­tre­pre­neur to a suc­cess­ful sto­ry­teller in­stead.

In Kash­mir, in­trigued by the fas­ci­nat­ing story that Je­sus is buried in the Roz­a­bal shrine of Sri­na­gar, Sanghi buried him­self into in­tense research, which cul­mi­nated in the pub­li­ca­tion of his de­but novel, The Roz­a­bal Line, in 2008. A fic­tional thriller that takes the reader be­tween con­ti­nents and cen­turies, the book went on to be­come a na­tional best­seller.

His sec­ond novel, Chanakya’s Chant, pub­lished a cou­ple of years later, too hit the best­seller list. Based on Chanakya, one of the great­est po­lit­i­cal strate­gists In­dia has seen, the book stayed on AC Nielsen’s In­dia Top-10 list for over two years.

Close on the heels of Chanakya’s Chant, Ash­win Sanghi’s third novel, The Kr­ishna Key, was pub­lished in 2012. A ru­n­away suc­cess, within the first week of its re­lease, the book shot to #1 on the AC Nielsen all-In­dia fic­tion rank­ings.

Sanghi’s next best­seller, The Sialkot Saga, was re­leased in 2016. Based on his­tor­i­cal events of the In­dian sub­con­ti­nent and how they af­fect its two pro­tag­o­nists, The Sialkot Saga once again re­asserted Sanghi’s huge tal­ent as a master sto­ry­teller.

In his most re­cent book, Keep­ers of the Kalachakra, the thriller mae­stro’s has wo­ven his­tory, science, the­ol­ogy, mythol­ogy, pol­i­tics and phi­los­o­phy into a whop­per of a plot that sim­ply is un­put­down­able. Pub­lished ear­lier this year, this too hit the best­seller list.

Pub­lished un­der the Bharat Se­ries, all these five ti­tles—The Roz­a­bal Line, Chanakya’s Chant, The Kr­ishna Key,The Sialkot Saga, Keep­ers of the Kalachakra— make for an in­dis­pens­able col­lec­tion for all avid read­ers and is a must-have for ev­ery devo­tee of fic­tion.

Ash­win Sanghi

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