"Andrew Katen's 'Chaturanga' is a very enjoyable novel, written with panache and great scope. Like Kipling’s ‘Kim’, it takes the reader on a journey through little-known Central Asia, a part of the world still as fascinating as it was 150 years ago.”
– Lutz Kleveman author of THE NEW GREAT GAME
"'Chaturanga' will appeal not only to the young adult audience, but adults as well. Energy politics is hard for many to grasp, especially if they have not had to worry about where their next tank of gas is coming from or whether their lights will come on. Andrew Katen's perception of both geopolitical history and current events will help readers understand what is going on in today’s world."
- J. Steven Gardner, PE, SME-RM, 2015 President,
SOCIETY FOR MINING, METALLURGY, AND EXPLORATION
"I read Chaturanga and thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it . . . While the story is fiction, the novel has useful and educational information about Central Asia, including geology, archeology, history, culture, language, people, and the environment. Even names of places and people have helpful pronunciation guides. Chaturanga is an excellent novel for Junior and Senior level high school students and young adults.”
- Verner C. Johnson, Ph.D.