Celebrated author, Narendra Kohli's novel Vasudev is a tale about the ultimate will to live. The hardships faced by Devki and Vasudev are incomparable to anything in this world. Living like slaves all their lives, they were forced to watch as their six sons were murdered. Outside of family, community and empire, no possibility of finding any aid became apparent, yet their energy to keep up their struggle did not ebb. After Vasudev's initial struggle, this war was fought by This is not just a story of faith underneath the surface of worship but of a struggle for independence against an evil and mighty ruler under the surface of politics.