This review of Chankya’s Chant by Aswini Sanghi is the first book review done by MySmartPrice. While we had reviewed a few online stores, we have not been able to review any books due to lack of time. However recently I was on a small vacation and got a chance to go through Chanakya’s chant. The book is so good that I wanted to share my views with all wonderful users of MySmartPrice.
Details about Chanakya’s Chant
Name of the Book: Chankya’s Chant
Author: Ashwin Sanghi
MRP: Rs. 195.0
Price: Rs. 135 (as on June 01) For updated price check Price of Chankya’s chant
Review of Chanakya’s Chant by Ashwin Sanghi
The first thought that came to my mind after reading the book is the movie Rang de Basanti. Similar to the movie, the book has two parallel tracks running in parallel. On one track the author describes the story of Chanakya or Kautilya, one of the most famous characters of history known as Chandragupta Maurya’s mentor. He single handedly planned and executed the death of Dhanand, the most powerful emperor of his time, to take revenge for the killing of his father. Chanakya’s chant goes deeper into the childhood of Chanakya and his journey to become Kautilya.
The other track of the story takes the reader to the present day. Pandit Gangasagar Mishra draws inspirations from Chanakya to ensure that his protégé Chandini Gupta becomes the Prime Minister of India. Pandit Mishra seems to have taken Chanakya’s advice that the end justifies the means to heart. Nothing can stop him from achieving his ultimate goal. Similar to Chanakya, Pandit Gupta makes use of saam, daam, dand, bhed to accomplish his goals.
Mr sanghi has managed to write a well researched book in a manner that will keep the reader engaged till the end. What I liked the most about the story is that turns of events in the story were quite unpredictable. The book is written in a simple style and there are lots of sharp and witty observations by both Chanakya and Pandit Gupta.
On the negative side, the book is a little too verbose at places and the writer could have kept the number of pages to a lower number by doing away with some gory descriptions. There is a fair bit of profanity in the book as well.
To conclude the Chankya’s chant review, I will suggest to try this book especially if you take interest in history and/or politics. It is a good weekend read as well. This is the first book review done by us. Please let us know what you think of our review of Chankya’s chant. BTW if you are planning to buy the book then find out the best price of Chanakya’s chant.