Answer by Anirudh Acharya:
Ashwin Sanghi tries his hand at a political thriller. He narrates two stories parallely in alternate chapters, one of the historical Chanakya and how he aided Chandragupta to become the emperor of Bharat and the other is how a small town schoolteacher, Gangasagar Mishra ventures into politics and manages to build a national level political party and propels it into victory through pure cunning. And the author tries to draw comparisons between the two.
The contemporary story of Gangasagar Mishra is quite boring and pretty predictable at times. But the narration of the historical tale of Chanakya is pretty accurate, very interesting and gripping with a lot of attention to detail. I would say the book is worth the read solely for the good telling of Chanakya’s story.