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One thing that really impressed me was the amount of research not only about history and society but about things like sword fighting
6 April 2017
This novel is about the well-known incidents of Alexanders attack on India and the revolt of students from Takshashile University under the leadership of Chanakya. I have seen and read a lot about this and have my own notion of this story. However, the book has a fresh take on these happenings mainly through the story of Aditya and his friends who get caught up in these events. In fact, we see very little of Chanakya and Chandragupta but we get to see the historical events that happened.
One thing that really impressed me was the amount of research not only about history and society but about things like sword fighting, horse riding and battles etc. I loved the scenes where Aditya is learning sword fighting and preparing for the horse race. I also loved the characters of Charaka, Pandi, Philotas, Rishabha and Radha. It was a fun book to read.