Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Chanakya's Chant by Ashwin Sanghi

Hello Friends

This is the third novel by Ashwin Sanghi, I have read.

After reading first two, I was more than convinced that this will be definitely Robert Langdon style treasure hunt type of plot. Post reading The Krishna Key, I was  not very hopeful from this novel.

But, to my surprise this is not  at all Robert Langdon style. This is a novel, where Ashwin drew parallel between story of Chanakya in Ancient India and a story of shrewd modern day politician who simply changes the landscape of Indian Politics.

The plot is not as racy as The Rozabal Line and The Krishna Key and it doesn't gives lots of insights into ancient history and mythologies. But, this novel simply keeps you spell bound till the end.

And, I haven't seen any better way of replicating story of Chanakya, one of the greatest politician ever in the fiction.

This is the best novel by Ashwin Sanghi till date.

Prabal Aggarwal

1 comment:

Linda Walker said...

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