Monday, February 21, 2011

Chanakya's Chant Contest

The Book Lovers is happy to announce a brand new contest for our readers!  

By answering some simple questions, you stand to win, an autographed copy of bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi’s latest book Chanakya’s Chant.  The book which was released recently is already amongst the top ten books selling in India. So here’s a golden chance to win a copy, go for it!

Q1. Which Mauryan king did Chanakya help in acquiring the throne?

Q2. Which famous treatise on statecraft and governance is usually attributed to Chanakya?

Q3. Which ancient university located in modern-day Pakistan was Chanakya associated with?

Simple enough? The rules are simple too! Here goes:

-          We are giving away 10 autographed copies of the book.
-          The answers should be emailed to us at bookwelove@gmail
-          The contest closes on 7th March, 2011.
-          The decision of the judges will be final.

About the book and the author :

The year is 340 BC. A hunted, haunted Brahmin youth vows revenge for the gruesome murder of his beloved father. 

Cold, calculating, cruel and armed with a complete absence of accepted morals, he becomes the most power- ful 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 suc- ceeds in installing Chandragupta on the throne of the mighty Mauryan empire.

History knows him as the brilliant strategist Chanakya.
Satisfied—and a little bored—by his success as a kingmaker, through the simple summoning of his gifted mind, he recedes into the shadows to write his Artha- shastra, the ’science of wealth′. 

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 small town India who becomes puppeteer to a host of ambitious individuals—including a certain slum child 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 historical spine chiller.

About The Author

An entrepreneur by profession, Ashwin Sanghi writes extensively on history, religion and politics in his spare time, but historical fiction in the thriller genre is his passion and hobby. Sanghi holds a master’s degree from Yale. He lives in India with his wife Anushika and son Raghuvir.


  1. It is a nice book! Take part in the contest and you might just win an autographed copy!

  2. Wow! I loved the Rozabal Line. This promises to be as good.