Chanakya’s chants

Chanakya’s chants
Author: Ashwin Sanghi
Publisher: Westland ltd.
ISBN 978-93-80658-67-4
The author Ashwin Sanghi, an entrepreneur by profession, publishes this novel in his own name unlike his first The Rozabal Line which was published under a pseudonym Shawn Haigins.
The books swings in time between the Chankyan Era and Modern India politically. He draws parallels in between the lives of the modern-day King maker Gangaprasad and the ancient Chanakya Vishnugupta.
The book is fairly interesting, though the author is not able to linguistically create the swing in time. He has Gangaprasad’s protégée Chandini Gupta to match Chanakya’s Chandragupta. The twist being a romantic angle of Chanakya who lands up being Rakshas mistress her curse will allow the chant of Chankya to succeed only if the protégée is a woman. He also attributes the success of chanakya to his Shakti mantra.
What I now do is a taboo, but after the refined time swing of Asoka era by Amita Kanekar the book seems a little crude.
An interesting book to borrow and read.


4 thoughts on “Chanakya’s chants

  1. Bookworms DON’T borrow books.
    My view is that people who borrow books never return them and pass them off to others as their own without ever reading them.

  2. Sharmila let the readers decide what book is more elegant. Comparisons are odious and your opinion is unnecessary. Thanks for the post.

  3. Thanks Tony
    Both points accepted. Bookworms don’t borrow, those who borrow worm the book.
    As for my personal opinion as you and I(in my article) have pointed it ought not have been there. 🙂

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