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A provocative, clever and radiant line of theology, Sanghi suggests that the cult of Mary Magdalene has its inspiration in the trinity of the Indian sacred feminine, thereby out thinking and out-conspiring Dan Brown.'
--The Hindu, Chennai, India
'Sanghi's flair for religion, history and politics is clearly visible... a mixture of comparative religion, dangerous secrets and a thrilling plot makes for an esoteric read.' --The Statesman, Calcutta, India
'...a must-read for all those who enjoyed Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. A fine combination of history, religion, spirituality and mystery, the book is thought-provoking and definitely not for the faint-hearted.' --Deccan Herald, Bangalore, India
'Though Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code may still be the uncrowned king in conspiracy theory fiction, he has an Indian challenger in Ashwin Sanghi.' --The Week, India
'The ultimate reward that The Rozabal Line holds for the reader is the treasure-house of surprises that lie in store, as history gets presented ... as delightful, jaw-dropping trivia.' --Indian Express
"Haigins' ideologically provocative outcome is every bit earned... philosophers, conspiracy believers, and fans of Mary Magdalene tales will find Rozabal to be worthy..." -- ForeWord Clarion Reviews, November 7, 2007
"Taking The Da Vinci Code a step further, The Rozabal Line triples the intrigue ante..." -- Kirkus Discoveries, November 5, 2007
The notion that Jesus may have indeed spawned a bloodline came to my attention in late 1999 when I read "Holy Blood Holy Grail" by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln. A few years later, I read Holger Kersten's "Jesus Lived in India" and was fascinated with the idea that Jesus could have been inspired by Buddhism and that he may have drawn much of his spiritual learning from India. The research was meticulous, and I was soon hooked! I followed it up by reading Margaret Starbird's "The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail" and was convinced that the persona of Mary Magdalene closely resembled the trinity of the Indian sacred feminine. The release of Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" was what eventually prompted me to write "The Rozabal Line".
I realized that it was much more interesting to learn history through the format of a fiction thriller than to read a non-fiction hypothesis/theory about Jesus having lived in India. "The Rozabal Line" is a work of fiction and should be read as such. Religion, history and factual narrative have been liberally interspersed with the fictional narrative in order to give context and color to the plot.
Unlike most novels, wherever possible, notes have been provided at the end of the book to explain, justify, attribute or acknowledge although it is unnecessary to read these as part of the overall plot.See all Editorial Reviews
Beautiful book, must read for all Dan Brown admirers.Published 3 months ago by Samrudha Amit Surana
Though it is a fiction,looks like reality.Its story is gripping and fast moving all through.Published 3 months ago by Palle Raja
The book is good except the last explanation. In same family as the da Vinci code, it uses fictional superimposition on some established historical events. Nice read. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Rahul Deodhar
It was a really well researched book. Makes me want to go read the references that he has quoted. Very scholarly. Enjoyed it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bhuvana Jaiganesh
I read this book after reading all Ashwin sanghi's other books - chanakya chants, krishna key and the most latest private india. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ganesh
Ashwin has done a good lot of research for his book and the content seems somewhat authentic as far as the historic aspects of Jesus are concerned but the story line is weak, but... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dr Girish Budhrani
Goes all over the place, keeps on building characters but then they loose relevance. Too many conspiracy theories picked up from all over and time goes back and forth so many times... Read morePublished 12 months ago by anand kanwar