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About the Book :
The year is 340 BC. A hunted, haunted Brahmin youth vows revenge for the gruesome murder of his beloved father.
Cold, calculating, cruel and armed with a complete ab- sence of accepted morals, he becomes the most power- ful political strategist in Bharat and succeeds in uniting a ragged country against the invasion of the army of that demigod, Alexander the Great.
Pitting the weak edges of both forces against each other, he pulls off a wicked and astonishing victory and suc- ceeds in installing Chandragupta on the throne of the mighty Mauryan empire.
History knows him as the brilliant strategist Chanakya. Satisfied and a little bored by his success as a kingmaker, through the simple summoning of his gifted mind, he recedes into the shadows to write his Artha- shastra, the science of wealth .
But history, which exults in repeating itself, revives Chanakya two and a half millennia later, in the avatar of Gangasagar Mishra, a Brahmin teacher in smalltown India who becomes puppeteer to a host of ambitious individuals including a certain slumchild who grows up into a beautiful and powerful woman.
Modern India happens to be just as riven as ancient Bharat by class hatred, corruption and divisive politics and this landscape is Gangasagar s feasting ground. Can this wily pandit who preys on greed, venality and sexual deviance bring about another miracle of a united India?
Will Chanakya s chant work again? Ashwin Sanghi, the bestselling author of The Rozabal Line, brings you yet another historical spinechiller.
About the Author :
An entrepreneur by profession, Ashwin Sanghi writes extensively on history, religion and politics in his spare time, but historical fiction in the thriller genre is his passion and hobby. Sanghi holds a master s degree from Yale. He lives in India with his wife Anushika and son Raghuvir.
filmed indian politics beautifuly ...a must read thing
A waste of time
By VIKRAM KHAITAN,
The tile, cover, and preface can misguide you into reading this book with high expectations. There are two story lines. One is a bollywood masala type pot boiler wherein the characterisation has drawn pseudo references from real life politicians. No big deal. The other narrative is a debatable, distorted, roughly edited version of Chanakya's era. The two narratives are inter-leaved like two different decks of playing cards shuffled together though till the end one would not figure out the relevance of doing so. The last straw on the camel's back comes out of the irresponsible and un-necessary usage of filthy abusive language. In short, a waste of time....
Book was delivered before time and with excellent packing. Great job!! thanks.
A wonderful book. ..i read it nonstop from first to last page..a must read
Very competitive price...
Very easy going experience!!
this is one is not like any of the books i've ever read.. it has been a great from the first till the last page..
i couldn't get any fixed picture of the book at first when i read the description... but eventually after 3 chapters, i came to know the pattern the story was following and was very much involved in it.. i took me 4 days to complete first of the book and 1 day to complete the second half.. the thrilling tales of politics was so brilliant..
i am one of those people who hate and dont give a damn for politics.. politics was something very easy, simple and easy earning job for me.. but after reading this book, it gave me a very new propective of politics.. it funny there are people out there still thinking politics a still simple as seen in movies..
All I have to say about the read is "It is a political roller coaster journey for readers"... Damn good...
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