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Publisher's Summary

Chanakya's Chant is a thrilling novel that tells its listeners 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 340 BC, 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.

©2010 Ashwin Sanghi (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Not what I expected

I started reading this, after hearing good reviews about Krishna key from my friend.

Although narration style is good with two timelines running paralelly, the story line is very unrealistic especially the story about Gangasagar. And sometimes it seemed like a bit of a drag.

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SUPERB

Ashwin Sanghi is a maestro, the story , the plots , the teachings , examples and the narration of course are beyond excellent.
Big Thanks to Sagar Arya for such a beautiful narration , that brings the characters alive .
Some of the political events recited in the story are almost as if the author crystal gazing 2014-2019.

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one of the best audio book

this is my 1st Sanghai book.
Heard a lot of pros and cons but truly I love this book. Very nice story telling as well.
Thanks Audible😊

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great story

well written and narrated. author has tried to compare the legendary chanakya to his supposedly reincarnation. in the process, we get to know a lot about chanakya, more so as I haven't read any books on chanakya before. the climax isn't important, the journey is. enjoy

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Very boring

It was quite a one track story, with the protagonists being the only wise and intelligent men of their times, and others being a bit extra dumb. The book was not at all engaging and I finished it just for the sake of it. Even when I missed a few parts since I was multi tasking, it didn't matter. Sagar Arya did a great job though with his voice modulation, but that alone can't help a poor story.

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Excellent reading experience.

Loved it. excellent reading experience. Two stories in one book. Recommend for all classes of people.

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  • PK
  • 27-10-20

heard it because of Sagar Arya!! thrilling book

thrilling book!!!!! got to learn lot and not less of story for current Indian politics.

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heady mix of history, present and future

it is a heavy concoction with all encompassing events from history, present day and future

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Portrayal of the characters was amazing

The way story unfolds and connects is amazing.
Liked the way Sagar read it. It almost fell I was watching a movie.

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Awesome Story and beautifully narrated.

This is my first novel and loved it right from the beginning. The story and narration was up to the mark.

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  • Sudarshan
  • 24-04-17

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Already recommended and few are already listening

What other book might you compare Chanakya's Chant to and why?

beautiful way of comparing the Past and present day politics

What about Sagar Arya’s performance did you like?

5 For narration with humurous tone at applicable
5 For making me listen again and again and again and ..............again
3 for pronunciation of Indian terms and Shlokas and the Indian names (ex: Sharangrao pronunced as "Sharangro")

I felt his voice may not be apt during the prologue however, he made me to hear time and again and pulled it off beautifully

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

1. Debate between Chandni and Jeff
2. The Thug Home Minister Ikram- First shoot then ask
3. Every chapters from Chanakya's time

Any additional comments?

I would rather rated 10 of 5 for offering such a book especially to Indians..

MUST MUST MUST READ and LISTEN and Transform

The brilliance of Mr Sanghi.

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  • Subhadramma
  • 07-11-19

The best historical fiction I have a ever read!

Top class narration by Sagar Arya and of course great work by Ashwin Sanghi. The parallels drawn between history and present day is seamless and gripping. I would love to read another book by Ashwin sanghi. Had a great time listening.

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  • Ankur Sharma
  • 07-07-18

Great book

Great book. very well narrated. this is exactly what I was looking.entertaining and fact full. narration was very good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-03-18

A political crazy masterpiece

I for one am not a big fan of politics. Any knowledge i have on the matter comes from the simple conversations with my dad, having said that... i truely enjoyed this book. The amazing story and the wonderfull narraration made it a great experience.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-10-17

Not what I expected

I hated how the performer spoke Chandni’s part. It sounded like she was a helpless poor girl deprived of love and who’s life was made miserable by Ganga sagar’s own dreams. She was rather a very intelligent and brave girl as story tells while she was growing up.

Also the story gets monotonous and too political in the middle chapters. I was looking for more of Chanakya’s teaching to Chandragupta and shaping him up for the role of a King. That part was hardly mentioned.

Apart from that its a good read.

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  • Rahul Sanghani
  • 30-11-20

Great book

Top class narration by Sagar Arya and of course great work by Ashwin Sanghi.
The parallels drawn between history and present day is seamless and gripping.