Book Review: Keepers of Kalachakra by Aswhin Sanghi
When it comes to mythological fiction and thriller writers in India, the name of Ashwin Sanghi stands tall among his peers. From The Rozabal Line to The Krishna Key, Chanakya’s Chant or the Private India series, his books have always amalgamated mythology and thrill with elan that leaves his readers wanting for more.
Sanghi’s books always bring with them a treasure trove of information. In his previous books he has introduced us to fascinating tales involving Krishna, Jesus Christ, Chanakya, and gave us entry into dark worlds like the tor internet or organ racketeering. In ‘Keepers of Kalachakra’ he takes us into the world of quantum physics.
Kalachakra simply means wheels of time. Without sounding propagandist, Sanghi has infused hardcore physics with ancient Indian philosophy. Intriguing concepts have been dealt with delicacy and served to the readers in a manner that does not sound boring or preachy in any bit.
In his signature style, he opens the plot with a sensational assassination, and tops it up with global ramifications. Several incidents – which are seemingly interconnected – converge into the life of the protagonist Vijay, a scientist who lands a job in a fishy laboratory in the foothills of the Himalayas and gets sucked into the quagmire.
‘Keepers of Kalachakra’ has all the ingredients for a riveting read – an international terrorist organisation, a secret group of spies, international agents working towards global destabilisation to serve selfish needs, as well as Tibetan monks who are the carriers of ancient secrets. Although the book is a tad bit long, one can hardly put it down without the constant nagging need to know what happens next.
After the disappointing Sialkot Saga, Kalachakra gives us the Ashwin Sanghi we have knows over the years. The book weaves together history, political science, philosophy and mythology in a beautiful fashion without ever being stereotypical or judgmental. The depth and reach of Kalachakra makes it the best work of Ashwin Sanghi till date.
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars
P.S. Thank you Westland Books and Ashwin Sanghi for the preview copy
DISCLAIMER: All Images Used In This Book Have Their Respective Copyrights
Posted on January 30, 2018, in Books and tagged Ashwin Sanghi, blog, blogging, Book, Book Review, Bookreview, Books, fiction, Keepers of Kalachakra, Mythology, Philosophy, quantum physics, thriller, Westland Books. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.