playlist artwork#12 this weekChanakya's Chant

by Ashwin Sanghi, Ameya Naik, Kushal Gopalka

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  • Published: Nov 21, 2010

The year is 340 BC. A hunted, haunted Brahmin youth vows revenge for the gruesome murder of his beloved father. Cold, cunning, calculating, cruel and armed with a complete absence of accepted morals, he becomes the most powerful political strategist in Bharat and succeeds in uniting a ragged country against the invasion of the army of that demigod, Alexander the Great. Pitting the weak edges of both forces against each other, he pulls off a wicked and astonishing victory and succeeds in installing Chandragupta on the throne of the mighty Mauryan empire. History knows him as the brilliant strategist Chanakya.

But history, which exults in repeating itself, revives Chanakya two and a half millennia later, in the avatar of Gangasagar Mishra, a Brahmin teacher in smalltown India who becomes puppeteer to a host of ambitious individuals—including a certain slumchild who grows up into a beautiful and powerful woman. Modern India happens to be just as riven as ancient Bharat by class hatred, corruption and divisive politics and this landscape is Gangasagar’s feasting ground. Can this wily pandit—who preys on greed, venality and sexual deviance—bring about another miracle of a united India? Will Chanakya’s chant work again?

This is the musical rendition of the Shakti chant that forms the core of Ashwin Sanghi's novel. The studio recording of “Chanakya’s Chant” is composed by Ameya Naik and sung by Kushal Gopalka.

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SelkieSong

Powerful

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Dec 9, 2010

This chant and its underlying story are fascinating. As any effective chant, it contains the mystery and power to capture and unite human minds and focus them to its purpose. After listening to your chant again and again, I can believe in it's power to focus and unite the powers of Chanakya to overcome evil and bring about the miracle of Union. This is an interesting piece of music, Ashwin Sanghi, Ameya Naik, & Kushal Gopalka. Beautifully done! Thank you for sharing it.
Gaby Cardoso

Excelente

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Dec 10, 2010

Increìble single, excelentes voces, sonidos, muy colorido, todo de un gran nivel como el piano tambièn y la baterìa que le da originalidad... Sorprende la energìa de este track, un placer descargarlo. Cheers and all the best from Arg.!
SouthOMike

Well Worth The Listen

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Dec 15, 2010

So little is heard from India, and this presents its culture in a unique way. The production of this is near perfect. I would rate it up with the early works of Yanni. Love hearing the native instrumentation in this short chant... Thanks to littleFingers for sharing this! इतने कम भारत से सुना है, और यह एक अनोखा तरीका में अपनी संस्कृति प्रस्तुत करता है. इस के उत्पादन के निकट परिपूर्ण है. मैं इसे Yanni की जल्दी काम करता है के साथ दर तक होगा. प्यार इस छोटे से मंत्र में देशी इंस्ट्रूमेंटेशन सुनवाई ...
animus_

Wspaniały

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Dec 10, 2010

Coś dla mnie. Bardzo dziękuję za udostępnienie. Pozdrawiam serdecznie!:) m.
Alexander Kozlov

Хороший альбом

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Dec 11, 2010

musictomyears

Wow BollyWood Comes To Jamendo.. Outstanding.. Can Not Imagine Anything More Beautiful Or Perfect... From India

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Dec 9, 2010

Wow....A Bollywood, blockbuster, epic, movie. That was ancient, dramatic, thrilling, breathtaking and beautiful articulate and cultural and traditional Indie sounding. Outstanding vocals and lyrics and music that will blow you away.
Kala.Balakrishnan

See the video trailer of this chant too

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Dec 11, 2010

I am a fan of Ashwin Sanghi's novels and am eagerly awaiting the release of this one. The haunting ancient chant here on Jamendo forms the background score to the video trailer of the novel and, for those who are interested, this can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJfIK_QKeP4
Vinny67

Si può ascoltare

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Dec 11, 2010

campa_f

Buono

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Dec 21, 2010

Che bello poter viaggiare per il mondo semplicemente chiudendo gli occhi e mettendo le cuffie in testa...
thomaswatson

Awesome

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Mar 10, 2011

Wondrous album. Depicting Primordial source of power of this Universe - Adi Shakti. Ashwin, Ameya and Kushal are awesome. I will listen to it over and over. Thanks for such a great composition.