The author of Chanakya's Chant, Ashwin Sanghi is a director of the well-known M.K. Sanghi Group of Companies. Even though he is qualified as a businessman, he is a writer as well. His first novel, The Rozabal Line, was published under the pseudonym, Shawn Haigins. It was later published under his real name and went on to become a bestselling novel in India. The author is currently pursuing his PhD in Creative writing from Bangalore University, Wales. He currently resides in Mumbai, with his wife and son.