Books - Chanakya's Chant by Ashwin Sanghi

History doesn't appeal to many. Similar is the case with politics. Both subjects are areas which would make many cringe. A very small percentage of the populous take interest to know about incidents from the past or keep a track of how things are moving in the political circle. In a situation like this, imagine an Indian author who comes up with an idea to write a book that tackles both the subjects which would rather deter a reader to pick up the book from the shelf. If that was not enough, the author doesn't try to find a safe path by looking for a plot that might invigorate some interest into skeptical readers.

Who wants to know how life was lived 2300 years ago when India was Bharat, when our country was not divided by states, but kingdoms, when the most fearful situation wasn't a terrorist attack but invasion of kingdom by Alexander? Cut to times like today. Why would you like to read about a political party based in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh? 

There is no rule that this book hasn't broken. There is no safe path that was taken with this book. There is no doubt in my mind that many people might not pick up this book after reading the summary on back cover in book stores or in websites which have now become the most popular medium to buy books, and rightfully so.

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