28 Mar Chanakya’s chant from Ashwin Sanghi is a supreme political fiction of present day that goes hand in hand with Chanakya’s story believed to have happened. Ashwin Sanghi’s first novel, The Rozabal Line was originally published in have created the incredibly haunting audio track of Chanakya’s Chant without. 25 Jun Book Review # Chanakya’s Chant By Ashwin Sanghi. Posted by Pradeep T. It is always difficult for any author to go for a historical fiction.
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The latter one deals with Gangasagar Mishra, a Chanakya-like character, who plays kingmaker in modern India. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Books by Ashwin Sanghi. I finished this book only because the neatnik in me refuses to leave a book half-read.
I hope we can expect a deviation from this genre in his future work. Never interrupt the enemy while he is in the process of making a mistake. More often than not the quotes, sentences and dialogues are a simplistic and literal translation of spoken Hindi into English, which leaves a lot to be desired.
Usage of wonderful quotes and saying by great people are the only point to be lauded, but then in this age of information it is rarely a problem to read such quotes.
The two subjects are poles apart and, to combine them and make the outcome interesting is a mountainous task. Yet the sshwin continues to keep the reader engaged and enthused enough to read through to the very end. Worth avoiding i With google. What disappointed me the most in teh book was that it was heavily abridged from Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister. Mar 23, Archit Ojha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 09, Amrita Chatwal rated it it was ok.
Focus on the bigger purpose and the rest of your manifesto will follow as a matter of course. Alternately the story switches back years into the past, to the era of Dhanananda’s misrule and we’re shown a young Chanakya vowing to avenge the death of his father Chanak by bringing about the downfall of the oppressive king of Magadh.
I chahakyas this book with the hope of learning something about India in the 4th century. The man was a visionary and has influenced the ancient history in such a deep manner that it resonates till date. UTV has purchased the movie rights to chaankyas book and a film based upon the story is expected soon. Then, as the dust settles over the landscape, either the supposed kingmaker is hailed, or the poor sod gets roasted as a con job.
Towards the end of the book, one tends to get the feeling that Ashwin Sanghi is trying to glorify all that is wrong with the Indian Political system today and nothing can depress the reader more than that.
While reading this current scenario partI chanh more like reading a newspaper than a book. The modern tale reads more like an ordinary Bollywood script This is Sanghi’s second novel I read, after his more recent ‘The Krishna Key’.
Whereas Chanakyra represents either too ordinary person or at best pessimist who says it is not possible to achieve good without committing some sins. Feb 07, Nithya rated it did not like it Shelves: It was an exercise in self-control to stop my eyes rolling in frustration whenever Chanakya or Gangasagar glibly spouted yet another quote. Despite the author liberally distorting historical accounts from the time of Chanakya for the purpose of storytelling, I found it gripping throughout.
Far from being a religious treatise of Chanakya,as one would guess from its title,the book runs parallel stories of the lives of two king-makers Chanakya,in ancient India and Pt. Starting with the wrong political map of India, this book had given me enough reasons to hate it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Redundancy made it unbearable to read. The langauge is sm Hy written book. Gangasagar was like Chanakya’s in many ways but not in a This book was a replacement by my brother for “Thousand Splendid Suns” as he lost it.
The former book ashwinn one of my favorites. Chanakya’s chant, written by Ashwin Sanghi, is a let down on all fronts – The story never seems to take off, the writing is appalling at best and that is still paying a compliment to the writerthe plot seems ill thought out and what’s worse, it is even more horribly executed. And by the time you reach the end of the book, you will find yourself despising them with a passion as most of their political strategies and decisions, border more on the criminal side rather than just immoral.
Looking forward to read The Rozabel line as well. Out of the two stories, i found the “present-day” story more gripping. Here the events are the key driving factors while detailing and characters become secondary. Cliches, such as pregnancy out of wedlock or sacrificing love in order to realize bigger bj, abound. Swatantra April 25, at