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Chanakya – A Play and A Book

February 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments

As part of a Friends of BJP event in Mumbai, we had organised “Chanakya”, the play, by Manoj Joshi and his team. Was an amazing experience. It is probably my first play that I had been to in Mumbai. The last plays I had seen were a few in the US during my time there. A play is such a different experience from watching a movie – it just seems so much more immersive, especially if one is sitting in the front.

A week before the play, I picked up Ashwin Sanghi’s book “Chanakya’s Chant.”  It intersperses two eras – that of Chanakya 2300 years ago, and a modern-day Chanakya in a similar political context. Was a good read, only broken by the fact that 30 pages of the book were missing in the copy I had bought!

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  • 1 Praveen // Feb 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    wondering why the 30 pages were missing

  • 2 rohit // May 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    An enjoyable read Chanakya’s Chant by Ashwin Sanghi. loved the way it balances two completely different storylines. I particularly liked the one written 2300 years ago.

  • 3 swati anand // Mar 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Hi this is Swati anand I am student of natya instituted of kathak and choreography I am searching a one act play script on chankya as i want to choreograph for my historical ballet’s if you can help me i will thank full to you

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