Often referred to as India’s Dan Brown Ashwin Sanghi is known for books like Chanakya’s Chant, The Rozbal Line and The Krishna Key. The author known for mythological and history fiction is set to collaborate with thriller writer James Patterson after their novel Private India: City on Fire in 2014. In this conversation with The Kochi Post, the author tells us more about the collaboration, writers on social media and challenges in writing about characters from history.
Please tell a little more about your collaboration with James Patterson this time around, what can we expect?
I think that our second outing together has been more challenging than the first. The first book, Private India, had elements of mythology in it. This fascinated James Patterson tremendously. Private Delhi has none of that. It is much more like the other books in the Private series. Hence the contribution of James Patterson to quickening the pace and magnifying the suspense has been tremendous. The one area that both of us were fascinated by was the interplay between business, politics and media. That comes across very clearly in the plot.