Ashwin Sanghi is counted among India’s highest-selling English fiction authors. Till date he has written three novels, all bestsellers, including The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant and The Krishna Key. Ashwin’s first novel, The Rozabal Line was self-published in 2007 under his pseudonym, Shawn Haigins. The theological thriller based upon the theory that Jesus died in Kashmir was subsequently published by Westland in 2008 in India under his own name and went on to become a national bestseller. Ashwin’s second novel, Chanakya’s Chant, a modern-day political thriller with roots in ancient Mauryan history, shot into almost every bestseller list in India within a few weeks of launch. The novel went on to win the Crossword-Vodafone Popular Choice Award and UTV-Disney acquired the movie rights to the book. The novel remained on AC Nielsen’s India Top-10 for over two years. Ashwin’s third offering, The Krishna Key, a fast-paced and riveting thriller that explores the ancient secrets of the Vedic age and the Mahabharata, was released in August 2012 and shot to #1 on the A.C. Nielsen all-India fiction rankings within the first week of its release. Ashwin was included by Forbes India in their Celebrity India 100 Rankings in 2013. Ashwin's next novel is co-authored with James Patterson, the world’s highest selling thriller writer, in the Private series (Private India) due for release in mid-2014. He is also working on his next independent title, Sialkot Saga, a business thriller. Ashwin lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anushika, and his son, Raghuvir.Read more Read less
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