“In The Rozabal Line, Ashwin Sanghi does a Dan Brown by mixing all the ingredients of a thriller—crusades, action, adventure, suspense—and pulling off, with dexterity and ease, a narrative that careens through cultures and continents, religions and cults.” —The Asian Age “The Rozabal Line by Ashwin Sanghi is a kickass thriller that forces you to re-examine our histories, our faith.” —Pritish Nandy “Sanghi’s flair for religion, history and politics is clearly visible as he takes the reader across the world spanning different decades. A mixture of comparative religion, dangerous secrets, thrilling plot makes for an esoteric read.” —The Statesman “Sanghi has got the sure-fire formula right.” —Times of India “A provocative, clever and radiant line of theology Sanghi suggests is that the cult of Mary Magdalene has its true inspiration in the trinity of the Indian sacred feminine thereby outthinking and out-conspiring Dan Brown.” —The Hindu Literary Review “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 “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 jaw-dropping trivia.” –Indian Express “One must remember that this is a work of fiction. Provocative, but commanding attention!” —M.V. Kamath “Sanghi dishes out a heady mixture of terrorist attacks, secret societies, murdered professors, hallucinating priests and seductive femmes fatales.” —The Telegraph “Ashwin Sanghi takes us into a world of intrigue and conspiracy, almost having us believe that all religions in the world are linked.” —Mid-Day “Sanghi’s book is a pot-boiler despite somewhat incredible claims... A thrilling read for all fans of the genre!” —Hindustan Times, New Delhi “With a religio-historical sweep, it explores the reason to believe that Christ did not die on the cross and went on to live in India…” —Mumbai Mirror “Cut from the same cloth as Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code, and with shades of Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games— The Rozabal Line is a thriller!” —Mint WSJ
The story revolves primarily around an American priest, Father Vincent Morgan, who receives visions of Jesus' crucifixion simultaneously getting dreams of the life he might have lived in the past. While this part of the story grows, a lady finds a box in the library in the place where Mahabharata books were supposed to be kept. And there follows a scream before the lady faints. What lies in the box is a mystery for the readers to discover. This kick-starts the chain of secrets and terror in the story that readers experience. While in one part of the world these events are taking place, on the other side evolve thirteen people forming a terror group named Lashkar-e-Talatashar. A prediction that a new messenger is coming, Egyptian myths, the Aztec prophecy and pieces of Greek mythology, all combine to make this book an intriguing connection between religions and cultures.
Westland Publishers published this book in 2012. They have made this book available in paperback binding with 384 pages.
•The content of the book was hypothetically mapped with some events of the Mumbai attack in November 2008, after which the book gained tremendous amount of readership.
•The Rozabal Line was first released under the pseudonym of Shawn Haigins.
Ashwin Sanghi and Amish Tripathi are considered to be the frontrunners in historical and mythological retelling. This book is part of that trend.