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.
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.
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 ...
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