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Chanakya’s Chant
Chanakya’s Chant

Chanakya’s Chant

by Ashwin Sanghi

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English

Publisher

Westland Books

ISBN

9789380658674 - Year: 2010 - Pages: 468

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Paperback

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Author: Ashwin Sanghi
Publisher: Westland Books
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 468
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789380658674

Description

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 absence of accepted morals, he becomes the most powerful 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 succeeds 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 small town India who becomes puppeteer to a host of ambitious individuals including a certain slum child 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 spine chiller.

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