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Chankya’s Chant by Ashwin Sanghi | Book Reviews

Chankya’s Chant by Ashwin Sanghi | Book Reviews

Shri Ashwin Sanghi’s second novel in historical fiction genre “Chanakya’s chant” has already made it to 2010 bestseller lists and is in news again with a possibility of being converted into a motion picture. This seems to be a good idea since the book is more or less like a masala Bollywood movie, but with an “A” certificate. (Image curtsey: Press kit, Ashwin Sanghi) Book Title : CHANAKYA’S CHANT Author : Ashwin Sanghi Publisher : Westland Ltd. The author tells two stories simultaneously, that of Chanakya, an intelligent boy enraged by murder of his father by the king of Magadha, ... Read More »

Jaya : An Illustrated Retelling Of The Mahabharata | Book Review

Jaya : An Illustrated Retelling Of The Mahabharata | Book Review

What is it about the Mahabharata that draws every Indian to it? Millenias have passed and yet the epic’s magical power remains intact on the dwellers of the Indian subcontinent resulting in its being reproduced and retold by many. One more such attempt by Shri Devdutt Pattnaik has been published in form of a book called “Jaya” by Penguin Books India. Book Title : Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling Of The Mahabharata Author : Devdutt Pattanaik Publisher : Penguin Books India (08/14/2010) The enthralling journey of the princes of Kuru dynasty is told here in 108 chapters adorned with more than ... Read More »

Books by J Dey | Take a View

Jyotirmoy dey or J Dey was a crime reporter associated with MidDay (a tabloid) Mumbai. Recently he was assassinated by unidentified shooters. Day was famous for his crime reports. The reports by him were considered authentic and it is also came to know that some times even people in uniform also consulted him for some tip. Dey have written two books on underworld activities, which were praised and grab attention of people. Specifically those who love to read or research about the real things happened in underworld and the stuff associated with it. 1. Zero Dial : The dangerous world ... Read More »