It’s Monday :)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. This is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! D This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! (copied verbatim from Sheila’s site)

Today I want to share with you the book that has me very excited. I did not know that I would be so fascinated by this book when I requested it.

About the book:

The year is 340 BC. A hunted, haunted Brahmin youth vows revenge for the gruesome murder of his beloved father. Cold, cunning, calculating, cruel and armed with a complete absence of accepted morals, he becomes the most powerful political strategist in Bharat and succeeds in uniting a ragged country against the invasion of the army of that demigod, Alexander the Great.

Pitting the weak edges of both forces against each other, he pulls off a wicked and astonishing victory and succeeds in installing Chandragupta on the throne of the mighty Mauryan empire. History knows him as the brilliant strategist Chanakya.

But history, which exults in repeating itself, revives Chanakya two and a half millennia later, in the avatar of Gangasagar Mishra, a Brahmin teacher in smalltown India who becomes puppeteer to a host of ambitious individuals–including a certain slumchild who grows up into a beautiful and powerful woman.

Modern India happens to be just as riven as ancient Bharat by class hatred, corruption and divisive politics and this landscape is Gangasagar’s feasting ground. Can this wily pandit–who preys on greed, venality and sexual deviance–bring about another miracle of a united India?

Will Chanakya’s chant work again? Ashwin Sanghi, the bestselling author of The Rozabal Line, brings you yet another spinechiller.

I really was thinking about reading a few pages of this book, but now I just cannot put it down. I am still reading it, and it is awesome.

A little about Chanakya for people who might not know him (from wiki)

Chānakya (Sanskrit: चाणक्य Punjabi: ਚਾਣਕੀਆ Cāṇakya) (c. 370–283 BCE) was an adviser to the first Maurya Emperor Chandragupta (c. 340–293 BCE), and generally considered to be the architect of his rise to power. Traditionally, Chanakya is also identified by the names Kauṭilya and Vishnugupta, who authored the ancient Indian political treatise called Arthaśāstra.[1] It is important to identify Chanakya as a great Indian because his cultural significance has reached far and wide, and his words are just as internalised in other parts of South Asia. Chanakya has been considered as the pioneer of the field of economics and political science.[2][3][4][5] In the Western world, he has been referred to as The Indian Machiavelli, although Chanakya’s works predate Machiavelli’s by about 1,800 years.[6] Chanakya was a teacher in Takṣaśila, an ancient centre of learning, and was responsible for the creation of Mauryan empire, the first of its kind on the Indian subcontinent. His works were lost near the end of the Gupta dynasty and not rediscovered until 1915.[3]

If you have it available near you, I think you should go buy it right away.

Buy it on Amazon
Buy it on Flipkart (Rs. 127 / deal to kill for!)

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    I’ve heard a bit about this one too.. sounds intriguing.Flipkart deals are getting better by the day,right?.Do check out their 50% books tab,you might find something interesting there..

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