The Rozabal Line- Ashwin Sanghi

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The Rozabal Line
Author- Ashwin Sanghi

Best sellers- The Rozabal Line and Chanakya's Chant reviewed Here


A cardboard box is found on a shelf in a London library. When the mystified librarian opens it, she screams before she falls unconcious to the floor. Within the labyrinthine recesses of the Vatican, a beautiful assassin swears she will eliminate all who do no believe in her twisted credo.

An elite army of thirteen calling itself the Lashkar-e-Talatashar has scattered around the globe. The fate of its members curiously resembles that of Christ and hi Apostles. Their agenda is Armageddon.

A hindu astrologer spots an approaching conjunction of the stars and nods to himself in grim realisation of the end of the world. In Tibet, a group of Buddist monks searches for a reincarnation, much in the way their ancestors searched Judea for the Son of God. In strife-torn Kashmir, a tomb called Rozabal holds the key to a riddle that arises in Jerusalem and gets answered at Vaishno Devi.

An American priest has disturbing visions of people familiar to him, except that they seem located in other ages, induced into past-life regression, he goes to India to piece together the violent images. Shadowing his every move is the Crux Decussata Permuta, a clandestine society , which would rather wipe out creation than allow an ancient secret to be disclosed.


Vincent continued animatedly. 'I have seen his agony as the hammers pound nails through his body. Its excruciatingly painful when the crossbeam is hoisted by ropes up the vertical post. They have placed two criminals on either side of him"
Vincent had been in a hypnotic state for close to an hour. Terry was sweating profusely as his pulse was racing. Could this be real? A person in the present day having seen Jesus upfront and alive in a previous life?

The Bible , of course,  stopped right there. This document, however, went further.
    Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Issa, who married Mary Magdala. Issa and Marry had a child by the name of Sara, who was born to them in India but was later sent to Gaul with her mother. Issa remained in India, where he married a woman from Sakya clan on the persistence of King Gopadatta and had a son, Benissa.

Maithili Speaks:

The Rozabal Line is the first book by Ashwin Sanghi originally published under his pseudonym Shawn Haigins in 2007.
Had it been that way, we wouldn't have known what a jewel of a writer we have!
Like in the last book I reviewed by Ashwin Sanghi, I m totally awed by the research and the beautiful blend of fact into fiction.

The story transports you into different eras. A little confusing in the start, by virtue of the jump from BC to AD era but each section is a engrossing read.
Past life regression, the Holy Grail, the Illuminti, Islamic terror outfits, astrology and occult sciences- all combined and equally amusing.  This book keeps you engaged in all these sections.
If you have read The Da Vinci Code and marvelled at it, lo and behold- we have our own Holy Grail story too! Quoting from various Urdu and ancient Hindu scriptures and some researched and published works, the author builds a plot that suggests that Jesus indeed lived in India!
If this didn't amaze you, the crucification and sacred rites will!

Lashker-e-Talatashar, the army of elite thirteen bears close resemblance to the 26th November attacks on Mumbai. This elite thirteen is on its way to destruction for jihad. The author has also put light on the building of Osama by the CIA, the way the Kashmiri boys enter jihad and how the module operates. The twelve terrorists under their leader Ghalib are made to look like Jesus and his 12 apostles. Really imaginative and wonderfully built.

Different nations, different lineage, different motives, different religions, different past lives- how are they all connected?
Was Jesus really in India? Where is the blood line, if at all it survived? Is it the manmade Armageddon that will end the world on 21st December 2012? What is the holy Trinity all about? Does the document called Bom Jesus hold the key? What is the Rozabal Line?

Rating- 5/5.. Yes this book made me give that :) Another one by Ashwin Sanghi, to be added into your collection..

Price- Rs 225


  1. I totally love this book ! and so much wish to re read it after this nice post :)

  2. @Nimue: Brilliant book na.. I read from a friend's collection but will buy one soon for myself :) Its something which can be reread :)

  3. Wow. A Dan Brown-esq novel. Such faction novels always intrigue me. I need to get a hold of this soon.


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