Author- Ashwin Sanghi
Ashwin Sanghi is counted among India’s highest-selling English fiction authors. Till date he has written three novels, all bestsellers, including The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant and The Krishna Key. Ashwin’s first novel, The Rozabal Line was self-published in 2007 under his pseudonym, Shawn Haigins. The theological thriller based upon the theory that Jesus died in Kashmir was subsequently published by Westland in 2008 in India under his own name and went on to become a national bestseller. Ashwin’s second novel, Chanakya’s Chant, a modern-day political thriller with roots in ancient Mauryan history, shot into almost every bestseller list in India within a few weeks of launch. The novel went on to win the Crossword-Vodafone Popular Choice Award and UTV-Disney acquired the movie rights to the book. The novel remained on AC Nielsen’s India Top-10 for over two years. Ashwin’s third offering, The Krishna Key, a fast-paced and riveting thriller that explores the ancient secrets of the Vedic age and the Mahabharata, was released in August 2012 and shot to #1 on the A.C. Nielsen all-India fiction rankings within the first week of its release. Ashwin was included by Forbes India in their Celebrity India 100 Rankings in 2013. Ashwin's next novel is co-authored with James Patterson, the world’s highest selling thriller writer, in the Private series (Private India) due for release in mid-2014. He is also working on his next independent title, Sialkot Saga, a business thriller. Ashwin lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anushika, and his son, Raghuvir.
Chanakya's Chant is a thrilling novel that tells its readers about a sharp parallel story between two individuals. One of these individuals is the very person who brought the scattered Indian subcontinent under the reign of Chandragupta Maurya-Chanakya. Chanakya is one of the wisest political strategists to have ever lived in the history of India. The second protagonist is Gangasagar Mishra, who is a rather insignificant Brahmin teacher, who seems to be struggling to make ends meet, but is actually a reincarnation of Chanakya himself. The author gives you an intricately woven plot that is set in two parallel worlds, but is tied together by its two protagonists, namely Chanakya and Gangasagar. Chanakya's tale, set in 340BC, is a tale of revenge that Chanakya seeks against the king and how he brings in Chandragupta Maurya to take over the throne. The second tale, based in modern-day India is that of Gangasagar grooming a young girl from Kanpur, to eventually become the prime minister of India. Will Chanakya's ingenious ways bring about a drastic turn in the events of the nation? This captivating book answers just that, through its exploration of Chanakya's ingenious and calculated moves that have altered the course of events in the past. Chanakya's Chant has been published by Westland Limited, in the year 2012 and is available in paperback. Key Features *This book employs the use of a unique plot that involves two parallel worlds and reincarnation. *The book was well-received by both the readers and critics everywhere. Ashwin Sanghi and Amish Tripathi are considered to be the frontrunners in historical and mythological retelling. This book is part of that trend.
- Publisher: Westland; New edition edition (22 May 2012)
- Language: English
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