Author: Ashwin Sanghi
Publisher: Westland ltd.
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.