The book beautifully toggles between two eras.The first one being centered around 240 BC talking about the story of the actual Chankya, how his initial sufferings which led to a motive of revenge & his immense intelligence led him to do the then impossible task of uniting Bharat. The other being in the current era, where not just another man, but supposedly a re-birth of Chankya, Pandit Gangasagar, plays in the modern politics, thinking steps ahead, makes a Prime Minister out of a mere slum girl.
Perfect read, as it combines & clearly shows the aspect of the working politics! & at the same time, throws a much-deserving light on an important chapter of our history, which we hardly remember about. A gripping 2nd novel by Ashwin Sanghi, who wrote his 1st novel The Rozabel Line, a fiction about the not so-confirmed time when Jesus lived in India under his pseudonym Shawn Haiginis.
Somehow this combo of Indian Author + fiction around a known religious myth/history, seems to take some good place in the Bestseller list.Good time to be an author, specially if you are a top B-School alum, atleast as per the latest trend, all started by our very own Chetan Bhagat. And the boom of e-bookstores in India is definitely helping your case.
P.S As my status changes from Waiting for Results to Wait-Listed for Results, & work takes a front-seat by not only ruining weekdays, but extending its presence over to the weekend (so much for boasting about my No-Work Status all along :|) I guess it is time to get the book-worm in me back to action.