Chanakya's Chant by Ashwin Sanghi

59%

7 Critic Reviews

The writing is lazy at best. at certain points in the novel Sanghi just starts copy-pasting entire paragraphs with minor changes...The 300-odd grams that Chanakya’s Chant weighs are not worth carrying around.
-DNA

Synopsis

Chanakya's Chant is a thrilling novel that tells its readers about a sharp parallel story between two individuals. One of these individuals is the very person who brought the scattered Indian subcontinent under the reign of Chandragupta Maurya-Chanakya. Chanakya is one of the wisest political strategists to have ever lived in the history of India. The second protagonist is Gangasagar Mishra, who is a rather insignificant Brahmin teacher, who seems to be struggling to make ends meet, but is actually a reincarnation of Chanakya himself.
The author gives you an intricately woven plot that is set in two parallel worlds, but is tied together by its two protagonists, namely Chanakya and Gangasagar. Chanakya's tale, set in 340BC, is a tale of revenge that Chanakya seeks against the king and how he brings in Chandragupta Maurya to take over the throne. The second tale, based in modern-day India is that of Gangasagar grooming a young girl from Kanpur, to eventually become the prime minister of India.
Will Chanakya's ingenious ways bring about a drastic turn in the events of the nation? This captivating book answers just that, through its exploration of Chanakya's ingenious and calculated moves that have altered the course of events in the past.
Chanakya's Chant has been published by Westland Limited, in the year 2012 and is available in paperback.
Key Features
•This book employs the use of a unique plot that involves two parallel worlds and reincarnation.
•The book was well-received by both the readers and critics everywhere.

Ashwin Sanghi and Amish Tripathi are considered to be the frontrunners in historical and mythological retelling. This book is part of that trend.
 

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Published May 22, 2012 by Westland. 463 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Travel. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Chanakya's Chant
All: 7 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 2

DNA

Below average
on Feb 19 2011

The main characters are more one-dimensional than a post-it note split along its width.

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DNA

Below average
Reviewed by DNA on Feb 11 2011

The writing is lazy at best. at certain points in the novel Sanghi just starts copy-pasting entire paragraphs with minor changes...The 300-odd grams that Chanakya’s Chant weighs are not worth carrying around.

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BookRack

Good
on May 14 2011

Ashwin Sanghi manages to hold the readers interest throughout the 448 page novel and that is no mean feat.

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BookRack

Good
on Mar 22 2011

Its a clever, witty book just as Chanakya was.

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BookRack

Good
on Mar 15 2011

It provides enough crackle to keep you hooked.

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BookRack

Good
on Mar 05 2011

Exciting, thrilling and an enjoyable book.

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Curious Book Fans

Above average
on Mar 02 2011

Historians may quibble with some of his details and descriptions, but if you have nothing better to do on a long flight or a train journey you could do worse than pick up a copy and flick through it.

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