Ashwin Sanghi is among India’s highest-selling English fiction authors. He has written several bestsellers which include The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant, The Krishna Key, Private India, 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck and 13 Steps to Bloody Good Wealth. His latest offering, Private Delhi was released at the beginning of this year and has been co-authored with James Patterson.
Ashwin’s first novel, The Rozabal Line was self-published in 2007 under his pseudonym, Shawn Haigins. The theological thriller based upon the theory that Jesus died in Kashmir was subsequently published by Westland in 2008 in India under his own name and went on to become a national bestseller.
Ashwin’s second novel, Chanakya’s Chant, a modern-day political thriller with roots in ancient Mauryan history, shot into almost every bestseller list in India within a few weeks of its launch. The novel went on to win the Crossword Popular Choice Award. It remained on AC Nielsen’s India Top-10 for over two years.
Ashwin’s third offering, The Krishna Key, a fast-paced and riveting thriller that explores the ancient secrets of the Vedic age and the Mahabharata, was released in August 2012 and shot to #1 on the A.C. Nielsen all-India fiction rankings list within the first week of its release.
Ashwin’s fourth novel was a collaboration with James Patterson, the world’s highest selling thriller writer—an India-based crime thriller in Patterson’s Private series and was released in July 2014. The book, Private India, hit #1 on AC Nielsen’s India Fiction list within two weeks and then hit the UK Top-10 six weeks later. The book went on to hit the New York Times bestseller list.
Ashwin has also written a non-fiction title, 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck. Positioned as a motivational self-help book, the book received an overwhelming response and remained on AC Nielsen’s Non-Fiction India List for over five months.
Ashwin’s independent title, The Sialkot Saga, a business thriller with a historical twist, was released in May 2016 and soared to #1 on the AC Nielsen bestseller list within the first week and remained there for several weeks.
Ashwin was included by Forbes India in their Celebrity India 100 Rankings. He went to Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, and St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He holds a masters degree in business management from Yale University.
Ashwin lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anushika, and his son, Raghuvir.
Areas of Expertise
Ashwin’s creativity, business background and diverse experiences, make him an expert on a wide variety of subjects such as creativity, transformation, innovation, unlearning, storytelling, marketing and social media, in addition to correlating modern management issues with historical and mythological concepts. His other topics include 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck, How I Became a Bestseller, The Wonder That Was India, The Relevance of Chanakya in our Times and The Power of Failure, among others.