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Ashwin Sanghi

Ashwin Sanghi is counted among India’s highest-selling English fiction authors. Till date he has written five books, all bestsellers, including The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant, The Krishna Key, Private India and 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck.

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 Popular Choice Award. 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’s fourth novel was a collaboration with James Patterson, the world’s highest selling thriller writer—an India-based crime thriller in Patterson’s Private series and was released in July 2014. The book, Private India, hit #1 on AC Nielsen’s India Fiction list within two weeks and then hit the UK Top-10 six weeks later. The book went on to hit the New York Times bestseller list.

Ashwin also penned a non-fiction title, 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck. Positioned as a motivational self-help book, the title had a tremendous response and remained on AC Nielsen’s Non-Fiction India List for over five months.