Chanakya Returns: A Novel
An unputdownable political thriller from best-selling author Timeri Murari. Chanakya Returns covers a vast canvas of power, love, history, politics, betrayals, sex and more. It is narrated by Chanakya (370-282 BC), reincarnated in the contemporary world as the adviser to Avanti, the daughter of the head of a nameless state in India. In the course of the novel, Chanakya poses an eternal question: What shapes our lives - The Power of Love or the Love of Power? His prot??g??e, Avanti, has to choose between love and power. The choice Avanti makes has all sorts of implications not just for herself and her dysfunctional family, but for the people of the state her family has ruled for years. In his previous existence, the historical Chanakya was exiled from his homeland and took his revenge on the king who was the cause of his misfortune by defeating him in a war. He was then responsible for anointing Chandragupta as ruler of the Mauryan Empire and advising him on every aspect of statecraft. In the novel, Chanakya provides the same services to Avanti. He manoeuvres the awkward young daughter of a charismatic, powerful politician across the chessboard of power to becoming a brilliant successful politician and leader in her own right.
- It is a racy, fast-paced political thriller that tells the story of Chanakya reincarnated in the 21st century.
- The book will appeal to all readers of fiction and literary non-fiction.
- The author's previous books include the critically acclaimed The Taliban Cricket Club and Taj: A Mughal Story, which was translated into two dozen languages.
- There will be a sequel to this book, so readers have something to look forward to.
About the Author
Timeri is currently writing about the continued machinations of Chanakya and the dysfunctional, ruling family. His previous novels include The Taliban Cricket Club, which was published in eight countries and Taj, which was translated into 25 languages. Time magazine chose his film, The Square Circle, as one of its top ten films of 1997.