Vaishali was first democratic kingdom(around 2500 years back) of North India. It is contemporary to Lord Buddha. Chatursen claims that Novel is written after good amount of research and truly explains the society at that time. It story about Ambapali a very beautiful or let us say most beautiful in whole kingdom. Novel starts with her father is moving to some other place with her and also worried about people not noticing her beautiful daughter otherwise he know that they will claim her as Nagarvadhu. Anyway she becomes nagarvadhu but after some time she leaves it when she comes to know about Buddhism spirituality.