All things apart, one day, I get bored and pop into a bookshop where I see this book prominently displayed. The subject looked interesting, but well,…. The story is supposed to be about the grave of Jesus in Rozabal in Kashmir and the dynastic descent of Jesus. The author attempted to write it as a journal as against a few synchronous strands, with sub chapters changing every few lines. The story revolves around a Catholic Priest who experiences some visions, and a Pakistani terrorist reporting to someone who reports to Laden. The priest has an aunt who is a sort of mystic and tells that the visions are from his older lives, one of them being that of Simon of Cyrene.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Shawn Haigins Nom de plume. A cardboard box is found on a shelf of a London library where a copy of Mahabharata should have been. When the mystified librarian opens it, she screams before she falls unconscious to the floor.
An elite group calling itself the Lashkar-e-Talatashar has scattered around the globe, the fate of its members curiously resembling that of Christ and his Apostles. Their agenda i A cardboard box is found on a shelf of a London library where a copy of Mahabharata should have been. Their agenda is Armageddon. In the labyrinthine recesses of the Vatican, a beautiful assassin swears she will eliminate all who do not believe in her twisted credo.
In Tibet, Buddhist monks search for a reincarnation while in strife-torn Kashmir, a tomb called Rozabal holds the key to an ancient riddle. Father Vincent Sinclair, has disturbing visions of himself and of people familiar to him, except that they seem located in other ages.
He goes to India to piece together the violent images burnt onto his mind. Shadowing his every move is a clandestine society, which would rather wipe out creation than allow an ancient secret to be disclosed. Get A Copy.
Paperback , Revised Edition , pages. Published August 14th by Northhill Publishing first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Rozabal Line , please sign up. Vinaya This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [When Vincent arrives at the Illuminati meeting at Maryland, I guess. How is the book for reading?
Vinaya It's definitely a slow-read but its worth it and a little too info-crammed at times. That's an amazing book though. See 2 questions about The Rozabal Line…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Rozabal Line. Mar 25, Pooja Jeevagan rated it did not like it.
Finally I did finish it Reading Chankya's Chant, and finishing Krishna Key before I could finish this one which took me like what And then of course, h Finally I did finish it And then of course, he is compared to Dan Brown I lost count of the time zones, religions and characters you were trying to decipher Or the heck of it, how come a novel finishes on the line this one does I don't know if there were even 25 bakes in these pages I really could connect to..
No, I am no literature freak Sighs, already finished a book before completing this View all 23 comments. Apr 02, Priyanka Adhikary rated it did not like it. The first thing that caught my attention when I laid eyes upon The Rozabal Line are the following words: More complex than the Da Vinci Code and a whole lot more terrifying Little did I understand the import of these words on the cover of the book at that time. Da Vinci Code is one of my all-time favorite thrillers and the promise of a work that was not just more complex, but more terrifying as well made my spine tingle with anticipation.
Reading through the book made me realize that Rozabal Line The first thing that caught my attention when I laid eyes upon The Rozabal Line are the following words: More complex than the Da Vinci Code and a whole lot more terrifying Little did I understand the import of these words on the cover of the book at that time.
Reading through the book made me realize that Rozabal Line is complex indeed, infinitely so. In the first chapter itself, the reader is catapulted across 6 cities in 6 different countries spanning 3 continents.
And while he barely recovers from the monstrous jetlag associated with this whirlwind of a trip, he is flung into the eye of a cyclone in the successive chapters which spins him across the globe from one place to another while simultaneously tossing him back and forth in time over a period of years, leaving him severely disoriented, both spatially and temporally.
I was reminded of the movie Memento, where the director shows the story in two different sequences, one chronological, and the other, in reverse order, with segments from the sequences being alternately overlapped. If you did not understand this sentence, you will probably not understand the Rozabal Line either.
Wikipedia had provided much needed succor by arranging the entire plot sequentially and I was able to understand the movie on my third attempt. True to the comment, the book is terrifying as well.
The author must have suffered from some serious paranoia that this would be the last book he will ever write. Because throughout the book, he seems to have been desperate to combine every interesting bit of trivia he has ever come across in his life, irrespective of whether at all they are relevant to the storyline. He has brushed upon almost every religion, philosophy, conspiracy theory, paranormal science, etc.
Some of his paranoia transfers to the reader who are terrified as the pages progress that they will never really be able to comprehend the story. New characters are whisked into and out of the plot even before the reader has had time to make acquaintance with them.
The author believes that Jesus did not die on the cross, but the only tools he has to substantiate this theory is the past life visions of one of the 10, characters in the novel. That is just way too lame. The concept of karma and reincarnation have been taken to new levels altogether where the same set of people get related in different ways in each of their past lives. Good luck to all the fearless souls who will dare embark on this venture, nevertheless. You have been warned!
View all 5 comments. Dec 10, Samrat rated it it was ok. The Rozabal Line by Ashwin Sanghi My rating: 2 of 5 stars Seems the author is hell bent on proving the same thing in all his books that all religions originated from India and India is the cradle of civilization.
A wafer thin plot submerged between verses lifted from some journals and the writer's own version of religion. For a guy who chose the pseudonym Shawn Haigins for this book,its ironical that he refers to Hinduism and India as the source from which all religions have originated. The most The Rozabal Line by Ashwin Sanghi My rating: 2 of 5 stars Seems the author is hell bent on proving the same thing in all his books that all religions originated from India and India is the cradle of civilization.
The most incredulous point was assuming Mary Magdhalene was a high priestess of Magadha!! Why the name Mary then instead of a hindu name? What crap!! What will the next novel be about? On the way to office drove past a sign called China Bazaar.
Maybe thinking like Ashwin Sanghi,China can be scrambled and written as hania-which in some obscure language means hun. So the huns originated from China. Then a parchment found in bc says some Indians migrated to china during that time. So huns descended from India. Seems I can also write a novel on that point. After reading that book,I am cross with myself for ordering the chanakya chant also.
I am wondering what secrets the book holds. Hoping that Alexander and Chandragupta Maurya are not one and the same. View all my reviews View all 17 comments. Oct 31, Manikanta Avinash rated it it was amazing Shelves: i-own-a-copy. This is one of the best novels I have ever read and I am proud that it was written by an Indian.
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Added by 1 of our members. A cardboard box is found on a shelf of a London library. When the mystified librarian opens it, she screams before she falls unconscious to the floor. Within the labyrinthine recesses of the Vatican, a beautiful assassin swears she will eliminate all who do not believe in her twisted credo. An elite army of thirteen calling itself the Lashkare Talatashar has scattered around the globe. The fate of its members curiously resembles that of Christ and his Apostles. Their agenda is Armageddon.
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