Vaishali ki Nagarvadhu is a classic novel which is considered to be one of the best Hindi novels of all times. It is based on the life of Amrapali. Acharya Chatursen has said on the subject of this novel:
'I take back all my books thus far and declare Vaishali ki Nagarvadhu as my only work.'
This novel presents a vivid image of life in India. The novel's main character is a personification of pride and vanity, the universal beauty Ambapaali, who was declared a Vaishya by force, and remained the focus of all political and social life across India during her time, for half a century.