Chanakya's Chant by author-entrepreneur Ashwin Sanghi aka Shawn Haigins won the Vodafone Crossword Book Awards for 2010 - in the Popular Award category.
Ashwin has come out with the Chanakya's Chant/ "Review-It-Get-Published Contest": in 3 easy steps.
Step 1. Write a review.
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Step 3. Get your name and review printed in the next edition of Chanakya's Chant.
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The last date to submit your review is 5th October 2011.
Here is my take:
A tale well-woven: with history and imagination. The Shri Krishna of Kaliyug, selfless and unsmiling (vis-à-vis the smiling Buddha), yet following the "doctrine of ahimsa" - in his own way, unified Bharatvarsh by outmaneuvering Rakshas, (Kaliyug's Shakuni), the mlechhas: (Alexander, Seleucus), and the vain: (Pauras, Dhanananda). Result: a glorious Mauryan era with Chandragupta on the throne. Bharatvarsh shined.
Did we smile too much in the last millennium? After Draupadi and Chanakya, in a world buffeted by uncertainty and changing power equations, when will the 'shikha' get untied again?
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Photograph: The book jacket cover of Chanakya's Chant. Picture courtesy: link.