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In 340 BC, there was a man in India - Chanakya, who brought the fragmented subcontinent under one empire ruled by Chandragupta Maurya. Chanakya’s Chant is the story of Gansagar Mishra, the reincarnation of Chanakya.
The book is a racy and gripping account on Chanakya, one of the greatest political strategists India has ever seen. It changes track as it narrates the tale of Gangasagar Mishra, in parallel.
Gangasagar Mishra, a denizen of a quaint old Indian town, is not an ordinary man. Society sees him as a Brahmin teacher who can barely make ends meet. But he has the gift to transform any person and chisel him to become a ruler.
Chanakya's Chant by Ashwin Sanghi gives its readers a look into two parallel worlds that are tied together by the intelligence of the main protagonists. The first story is that of Chanakya, a young Brahmin man, who fueled by the death of his father, vows to avenge his death and overthrows the king’s rule by bringing in Chandragupta Maurya, the first emperor of the Maurya Dynasty.
The scene then shifts to the present day, where Gangasagar Mishra leads his life as a nonentity - until he decides to groom an ambitious girl from Kanpur to become the prime minister on India.
This book takes its readers on a joyride through Chanakya's cold and calculating moves.
Chanakya's Chant was very well received by critics and readers. Renowned bureaucrat and writer Shashi Tharoor released the book in Mumbai and termed it as a gripping and delightful read. The book is a historical account, but features many colloquial terms too.
About The Author
Ashwin Sanghi is one of the well-known writers in the Indian literary scene, he specializes in thriller fiction. He shot to fame through his first release, The Rozabal Line. His books are characterized by extensive research, and they're fast paced political or historical thrillers.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Sanghi graduated from St. Xavier’s College in 1985 and later completed an MBA in Yale School of Management in 1993. He then joined his family business and started writing fiction during his spare time.