This week LiteraryYard’s random pick is an interesting fictional work that fuses the present with the ancient secrets. We have decided to run you quickly through this book which claims to thrill you and give many awe-aspiring moments. The novel – The Sialkot Saga – by Ashwin Sanghi is a story of two businessmen Arvind and Arbaaz whose lives, as the author claims, are “unwillingly intertwined”. Their rivalry forces them to play out their sinister and murderous plots against each other. It goes on until an ancient secret surfaces. It dates back to a time long forgotten. It is then the story begins to take a new turn.
If the author’s claims are to be considered, the story includes rare moments of tenderness, pathos and blood…. The story sets the tone right in the beginning when the train from Sialkot arrives at the Amritsar junction reminding you of the partition horror.
In his high-flaunting synopsis, Ashwin Sanghi vouches for readers’ interest. Ashwin Sanghi claims to weave together threads of the past and present, fact and fiction, history and mythology, business and politics, love and hatred while dangling you ceaselessly over the cliff with this chilling multi-layered narrative, keeping you guessing till the totally unguessable end.
The Sialkot Saga is expected to be a good read. It will interest readers who love the fusion of the present with that of the past.
Ashwin is the author of The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant and The Krishna Key. In addition he has co-authored a crime thriller, Private India, along with James Patterson. Ashwin’s books have been translated into many languages. He was included by Forbes India in their Celebrity India 100 Rankings and was the recipient of the Crossword Popular Choice Award. Ashwin was educated in Mumbai, at the Cathedral & John Connon School and St. Xavier’s College. He also holds a Masters degree in business from Yale. Ashwin lives in Mumbai with his wife Anushika and his son Raghuvir.