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Book of the week - The Krishna Key
dhumaketum iva kim api karalam
as we enter into the Mythological Fiction week. We're here with Ashwin Sanghi's The Krishna Key for our new theme.
Have a look at some of its quotes.
The Divine is simply that which science has not yet explained. In effect, God = Infinity - Human Knowledge.
What is divine? Simply that which man has not yet been able to understand. Once understood, it ceases to be divine.
History is simply a version of events that can be easily influenced by the political, cultural and religious leanings of those who write it.
― Ashwin Sanghi, The Krishna Key
This seemingly devotional novel is actually an anthropological Thriller! Launched in 2012 she tells the story of a history professor who has to prove his innocence against a murder charge.
But what made Ashwin choose Krishna for the title? What’s the soup? How Ravi Mohan Saini and the Great tales of Kanha are connected? When this mixture of mythology and thriller hits you the hardest?
Fortunately, we're not answering all that to bring you spoilers lol... Read and find out; if you've already been through Saini's hardship do comment on your reviews!
However, we do have some amusing insights to share;
Sanghi stated that he "wanted to do a story in connection with the Mahabharata, but not retelling of the epic which has already been done" and undertook a month's research, saying that he "had to be extremely cautious in dealing with this topic as we put a premium on personal belief and faith".
He chose Krishna as one of the book's themes because Krishna is a "perfectly grey character".
So The Krishna Key is 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