Thursday, August 30, 2012

Post 7: Book Review 6: Chanakyas Chant by Ashwin Sanghi

If you are wondering that in the middle of all the pile of books that begin with the word " Chanakya", are full his quotes followed by paragraphs of interpretation......well certainly this one is not! In fact someone willing to read about Chankya's life and his principles in practice being told as a story this one is a must grab.

The essence of the book lies in the fact that it is a story not only about "The Chankya" but the fact that his principles work even today practically is proven by a parallel story of a man who from a simple clerk rises to the epitome of Indian politics. As "Chanakya" was the master mind in that era, winning every battle with brains and not swords; his ways seem to perfectly fit after centuries as the same strategies are employed by the 21st century Chanakya.
The story is great. The best part is both the stories move so well parallely that one simply loves the flow. The language is good and one really needs this level of authors to write about historical figures. Ashwin takes you to that era and brings you back smoothly. The plots are very good.The writing is perfect!
In short, great story, well written, gripping and must read. Ashwin Sanghi surely is one of thr "GOOD" authors in India and he justifies the iconic character he writes about, most important in my opinion when one writes about " The Chanakya"
If you havent yet, do read it now!!!

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