The Sialkot Saga

The Sialkot Saga

Ashwin Sanghi / Sep 17, 2019

The Sialkot Saga When it s a question of money everybody is of the same religion The trajectories of Arvind and Arbaaz both businessmen of a kind whose lives are unwillingly intertwined ricochet off one another whi

  • Title: The Sialkot Saga
  • Author: Ashwin Sanghi
  • ISBN: 9789385724060
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • When it s a question of money, everybody is of the same religion The trajectories of Arvind and Arbaaz, both businessmen of a kind whose lives are unwillingly intertwined, ricochet off one another while they play out their sinister and murderous plots of personal and professional one upmanship, all the while breaking every rule in the book.Both are unaware that what th When it s a question of money, everybody is of the same religion The trajectories of Arvind and Arbaaz, both businessmen of a kind whose lives are unwillingly intertwined, ricochet off one another while they play out their sinister and murderous plots of personal and professional one upmanship, all the while breaking every rule in the book.Both are unaware that what they seek and fight over is the very obstacle in realising an ancient secret that dates back to a time long forgotten.And yet, at the heart of it all, there lies tenderness and pathos and blood and rare moments of an almost exalted happiness So, can it be that a man is both sinner and saint, victor and victim, black and white Ashwin Sanghi, master storyteller and spinner of yarns, weaves 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 a totally unguessable end.And you re left wondering whether it s a matter of faith or fate

    The Sialkot Saga by Ashwin Sanghi The Sialkot Saga opens with the story of Partition of India, where a train has just entered Amritsar station, leaking of blood and smelling of gore Sukhbir Singh, the Railway Constable has just found a boy who has survived the massacre, born by a mad man s fascination to create two nations out of one. The Sialkot Saga Book in the Bharat Series Set in the post independent india, description of the important events in the chronological order and tailoring it to the main plot was really wonderful But the best part was linking research conducted by Ashoka Maurya s nine men with the present day which was really fascinating The sialkot saga is truly Ashwin Sanghi s masterpiece. The Sialkot Saga Home Facebook The Sialkot Saga When it s a question of money, everybody is of the same religion The trajectories of Arvind and Arbaaz, both businessmen of a kind whose lives are unwillingly intertwined The Sialkot Saga Home Facebook The Sialkot Saga Set in post Independence India, the storyline of Sialkot Saga is about a business rivalry between two men Arbaaz and Arvind that takes off when a train leaking blood arrives in Sialkot during the post partition murderous riots. Customer reviews The Sialkot Saga Set in the post independent india, description of the important events in the chronological order and tailoring it to the main plot was really wonderful But the best part was linking research conducted by Ashoka Maurya s nine men with the present day which was really fascinating The sialkot saga is truly Ashwin Sanghi s masterpiece. Book Review The Sialkot Saga livemint Ashwin Sanghi s The Sialkot Saga says on the cover that the author has sold a million copies of his books Yes, and McDonald s sells the most food in the world This is pertinent because like Book Trailer The Sialkot Saga by Ashwin Sanghi YouTube Feb , When it s a question of money, everybody is of the same religion The trajectories of Arvind and Arbaaz, both businessmen of a kind whose lives are unwil Book Review The Sialkot saga dnaindia The Sialkot Saga begins in Amritsar sometime in those blood filled months around the time of Partition, in a train that rumbles into the railway station from Sialkot Book review The Sialkot Saga by Ashwin Sanghi Lifestyle For a long time Ashwin Sanghi had been thinking of writing a book based on business, considering he himself used to be a businessman once, yet somehow the desire never materialised into words But then things fell into place, and The Sialkot Saga which tells the story of businessmen Arvind and Arbaaz Ashwin Sanghi Ashwin Sanghi Ashwin Sanghi born January is an Indian writer in the fiction Thriller genre He is the author of three best selling novels The Rozabal Line, Chanakya s Chant and The Krishna Key All his books have been based on historical, theological

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      • Ashwin Sanghi

        Ashwin Sanghi entrepreneur by day, novelist by night has all the usual qualifications of an Indian businessman Schooling at the Cathedral John Connon School, a B.A Economics from St Xavier s College, and an M.B.A Finance from the Yale School of Management Besides being a businessman, Ashwin manages a parallel career as writer of fiction Ashwin s first novel, The Rozabal Line was originally self published in 2007 under his anagram pseudonym Shawn Haigins The book was subsequently published by Westland in 2008 and 2010 in India under his own name and went on to become a national bestseller Chanakya s Chant is his second novel in the historical fiction genre The book has remained on AC Nielsen s India Bookscan Top 10 for all of 2011 It won the 2010 Crossword Vodafone Popular Choice Award in September 2011 UTV has purchased the movie rights to the book and a film based upon the story is expected soon Dr Shashi Tharoor released the novel in Mumbai calling it an enthralling, delightfully interesting and gripping read with historical research that is impressive The Hindustan Times has called it a cracker of a page turner Ashwin is currently working on his third novel, as yet untitled, that explores business strategies in ancient India Ashwin is also working towards a Ph.D in Creative Writing from Bangor University in Wales Ashwin lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anushika, and his eight year old son, Raghuvir.


    726 Comments

    1. Bare bones version: Fantastic book, worth reading, set in India-Pakistan, starting from 1947. With the publication of this book, Ashwin Sanghi, earlier called the Indian Dan Brown, can now be favourably compared to Jeffrey Archer in his (Jeffrey Archer's) heyday. Long version: The tale begins with a detailed description of a train full of dead bodies crossing from Pakistan to India during the independence turmoils of 1947 (which reminded me of Khushwant Singh's 'Train from Pakistan'). This is mu [...]


    2. There are some books that you simply read, and then there are some books that grip you in their magic and you start breathing them The Sialkot Saga by Ashwin Sanghi is one such book that you should definitely devour into this summer.A twisted tale of faith and fate, The Sialkot saga is a mix of two stories, one that has been going on for centuries and the other which starts with the partition of India and Pakistan.The Sialkot Saga opens with the story of Partition of India, 1947 where a train ha [...]


    3. ASHWIN SANGHI IS THE JEFFERY ARCHER OF INDIA !!!Truth be told, I ordered this book just 'cause it's written by Ashwin Sanghi ( The Dan Brown Of India ) but after reading few pages I realised that the author had jumped to another court which is held by Jeffery Archer in which historic chain of events are related to a fable and hence popped a great work of fiction like ' Honour Among Thieves ' & so is like ' The Sialkot Saga '. Another confession is that I discourage my fellow readers not to r [...]


    4. There are only few sensible fiction authors in India whom you can name whenever people are ridiculing you over the fact that you do not read foreign authors. The first three names that can save you from humiliation are Amish Tripathi, Ravi Subramanian and Ashwin Sanghi. The eager wait for each of their book cannot be described in words. I am just done reading Ashwin Sanghi’s latest release, “The Sialkot Saga” which is almost 600 pages and I am glad that it has turned out to be the book wo [...]


    5. Here goes another Ashwin Sanghi's breathtaking novel!! Unputdownable.At first, I had expected that the book was something about Ashoka's 9 unknown men and wished that this book shoudnt have any trace of recent books with similar plot revolving around the Nine.And here, Ashwin didn't disappoint me, instead took into surprise, unexpected, brilliant plot.India during partition, the political scenes since independence, was depicted so nicely by the Author. Somewhere in between I felt it was going to [...]


    6. The book was the first Ashwin Sanghi for me. It is very interesting right from the outset. The book plot loosely resembles an Jefferey Archer kind of a storyline (faint hints of Kane and Abel, maybe). It is about two people whose lives intertwine and how they become arch rivals out-maneuvering one another in business. The strategies they adopt to outwit each other is vividly retold which hooks the reader. The main plot is about how a secret formula for immortality is handed down to various peopl [...]


    7. OK having read all previous novels of the author. I had good expectations if not great.d I have to say I am royally disappointed!! it's a must mash if everything style wise and content wiseor tried to connect every possible terrorist/communal activity since independence into the book. some characters keep appearing without much roleke AB vajpayee LK advani etc's history part is very minimalwith the first few chapters looking at the typical setting of past n present of Mr Sanghi I expected someth [...]


    8. Highly disappointing. this books seems to be like mix of “Bollywood” Masala movies from the time of Salim-Javed .


    9. I remember reading “Chanakya’s Chant” a couple of years ago and being completely taken in by the book. There was nothing that I did not like about it. I mean here was an Indian Historic thriller that finally did justice to the genre. I could not stop reading the book and finished it in a day. The same happened (well more or less, given the size of this one) while reading ‘The Sialkot Saga’. ‘The Sialkot Saga’ has one of my favourite Indian authors back in the game (I was not a fan [...]


    10. This book should be entered in the syllabus of business management. Two rivals who were nothing inn their past how became worlds top most businessmen. This is the plot of the books which starts from Samraat Ashok's royal meeting with his few trusted accomplices to India Pakistan partition to top most businessmen.From nothing to everything. The book teaches us how to be a billionaire from a zero.


    11. I don’t write book reviews. In fact this is my first one. And I am doing this in the midst of a crazy work schedule – simply because people need to know about this book. It’s so bad that its good.I wonder whatever happened to Ashwin Sanghi. Krishna key was a fairly good read. But this one – Sialkot Saga – totally confounded me.I presume this is how this book took birth – Ashwin collected all current affairs magazine from the last sixty years. He made small white chits of paper with e [...]



    12. “Have you felt the satisfaction when you read someone who left you speechless with his work? Ashwin Sanghi is the answer.” So, when I came to know his latest work “Sialkot Saga” I couldn’t resist myself to put my time into it. Although it is business mystery, still I read it, because the author deserves it. Impeccable! Basically, story of Sialkot Saga is all about two people, Arvind and Arbaaz, their upbringing are different, their world are different, whereas Arvind belongs to Marwari [...]


    13. The book did not surpass my expectations. Unlike his masterpiece, Chanakya's Chant this book was very predictable. It kept reminding me of Jeffery Archer's bestseller, Kane and Abel. It shares a lot resemblance to Kane and Abel (much like Bollywood version of Kane and Abel with more drama and 'masala') as the plot unfolds. It was as if I was witnessing the entire history of India (from 1947 to 2010 ) while reading the book. The style of writing is good and I liked the fact that he has mentioned [...]


    14. I got this book as a gift and that's the only reason I added this to my shelf. Though I started it almost a month back, I couldn't force myself to read it and hence dropped it midway. So clichéd and overly dramatic with superstitious trash sprinkled over it.


    15. The ability to introduce multiple twists and turns in a plot to make the story-reading experience enjoyable for the reader has been exploited many a time. Be it the whodunit classics by Agatha Christie, the massively popular Dan Brown books or the recent trend of easily ‘accessible’ thrillers, they have all used twists and turns as a plot element routinely. Ashwin Sanghi has done that with his two books I’ve read: Chanakya’s Chant and Private India. While Chanakya’s Chant’s twists se [...]


    16. In his latest book Ashwin Sanghi has come a long way from Chanakya Chants to this one. His writing style has evolved a lot; this book actually reminded me of two famous books by two equally famous writers - If tomorrow comes (Sidney Sheldon - Tracey Whitney - Arvind Bagaria), Kane & Abel(Jeffrey Archer - Abel Rosnovski - Arbaaz Sheikh). The plot though gripping has couple of loose ends and the two main characters of the book appear to be protagonist and antagonist at the same time.The book b [...]


    17. After finishing the book I fail to understand what was the book about and what was going on inside the head of Ashwin Sanghi when he was writing this mammoth novel of more than 500 pages when the novel could have been finished in just below 100 pages.The novel started as a historical fiction with utmost suspense about Ashoka and his Nine unknown and their secret knowledge which Ashoka doesn't want to fall in the wrong hands. That is that. After that rest of the 500 pages are about two men Arvind [...]


    18. Finally finished reading "The Sialkot Saga" by Ashwin Sanghi and loved it. As with other books of Sanghi, this too never failed to tickle the grey cells of the brain. It's a real treat to the intelligence. The writing style is lucid, free-flowing, though at times I had to make a little bit extra effort to understand some pages, like the stock-market related events, there were so many of them, or the aircraft deal. Sanghi has quite an expertise in many subjects. This book clearly manifests his ma [...]


    19. Whenever I read Ashwin Sir, I read him to learn. This book is purely a masterpiece for me, in terms of writing style. I am in love and will surely get inspired by him in my coming novels. Coming to the story of the book, it talks about 2 protagonists, Arvind and Arbaaz, both businessmen. Their journey from different background is interesting to read and the most interesting part is to see how brilliantly authors brings the two poles, closer and fuses them into one. Author has tried a new element [...]


    20. A Cane and Abel-esque saga by the lines of India's History and to some extent Geography as well, with a backdrop of milestones of wealthy empires in Indian History. The premise felt promising, as well as the slow unfolding of characters and the flow of events. Though sometimes, the pace falters, you can easily grip on to the easy-on-the-eye writing style of Sanghi that takes you all over India's multicultural heritage. As usual, this book is also a vast treasure-trove of encyclopedic knowledge t [...]


    21. The book is like watching a movie with lots of twists which keeps you hooked till the end. It takes us back to history and the plot is very intelligently weeded around it. The book is a perfect blend of emotions and connects well to any age group. I loved the book and your an amazing author, Ashwin Sanghi. Thanks for such a phenomenal novel. A must read for everyone.


    22. A little too dramatic but well written. All historical events well needled together. Characters are indeed interesting but the climax has taken the 2 stars off for me.


    23. sujathanesan/2016'When it’s a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.' The Sialkot Saga, Ashwin Sanghi's latest book after his successful The Krishna Key, where he established himself as an Indian Dan Brown. In his new book, again, there's a quest of an ancient secret, but that doesn't take the center focus in this book. This book is about two individuals Arvind and Arbaaz, about their rise and rise in their status, about their conflict and something which connects them.This book [...]


    24. Being a die hard fan of Ashwin Sanghi, I was very much interested in this work right from the moment I came to know about it. This review is going to be one of the toughest. One thing I can say was it was dragged and the premise of the book suddenly changed during the penultimate stage which the reader can understand while reading, unlike his previous works where a definite target is there from the beginning and the narration was in accordance with it.Looks like the author had some one liners in [...]


    25. After enjoying Krishna Key and Chanakya's Chant, I was eagerly looking forward to this book by Aswin. I ordered the book the very first day and read it on Kindle. But unfortunately, my expectations were let down after reading the book. The book revolves around two fictional characters from 1947 to 2010- one Hindu guy and another Muslim. The book depicts the rags to riches story of both and how they will cross their paths in one way or the other. The author has thrown in all the references he cou [...]


    26. I was very skeptical when I started this novel but this book went beyond all my expectations. This novel is India's own version of Kane & Abel by Jeffry Archer. Reference to the real world persons and events will magically create an inseparable connection with the story. You will get a detailed & accurate description of everything within the timeline of the two protagonists of the book. This is a story of two individuals, who lead very different life but attached to each other via thread [...]


    27. The Sialkot Saga is proof that two awesome storylines, when combined, do not necessarily produce an even more awesome book. The two plot threads in this book - the ancient mystery and the modern story of one-upmanship between the protagonists spread over sixty years of independent India's history - are amazingly well-written and can be stand-alone books by themselves. Unfortunately, their combination seemed forced and rushed. The saga of competition between the two protagonists is a mini-time ma [...]


    28. If like me you picked this book assuming that The Dan Brown of india has written another great book, plz stopI guess Indian authors have taken Winston Chuchill's words, `To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often‘ too seriously.First it was Ravi Subramanian now Sanghi trying to be Jeffery ArcherThis is a thriller which starts with partition & ends around the terrorist attack on Taj. The book has a simple narrative n the characters are a part of almost every major happenings [...]


    29. After reading Chanakya's Chant, I was damn impressed by the author. I was so excited about The Sialkot Saga that I bought author signed copy spending almost 50% extra.The ride starts with an appropriate pace taking us into the lives of two protagonist Arvind and Arbaaz. Then their lives moves forward and forward with pace so monotonous that will make you wonder where and how the story is going to be concluded? Where is that Ashwin Sanghi's magical touch? And voila!! As you are move forward and f [...]


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