The mantra written above holds vital importance throughout the novel. It starts and ends with this mantra. The novel is a well-paced thriller penned by the renowned novelist, Ashwin Sanghi. Set in two different eras, a common plot binds the storyline. In 340 BC, a lesser known teacher called Kautilya (later known as Chanakya) had defied all the odds to dethrone a powerful ruler of Magadha and instil a mere shepherd Chandragupta as the king of Bharat (later known as India).