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Chanakya's ChantChanakya’s Chant by Ashwin Sanghi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The book runs two tracks. One during the era of Chanakya and one in the current millenium. The first part as expected depicts the machinations of Chanakya in crowning Chandragupta Maurya as the Emperor of India. The second track covers the machinations of a Brahmin from Uttar Pradesh making a humble woman from the slums of Uttar Pradesh the Prime Minister of India.
The parallels are good except that the Brahmin in the current era does not come out to be as shrewd as Chanakya was and he is not projected as an intellect of the level of Chanakya.
Nevertheless a good book to read for people who have a decent background of Chanakya.

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