Padmashree Narendra Kohli is one of the most eminent and well-known Hindi writers of our times. His novel based on the Ram-Katha, Abhyuday, shifted the course of Hindi novel-writing. Another of his novels, Mahasamar, based on the Pandava-katha went on to become just as popular. His novel-series, Todo Kara Todo is considered the greatest and foremost novel in any language on the life of Swami Vivekananda. Abhigyan, Vasudev, Sharnam, Aatmaswikriti, Varunaputri, Sagar-Manthan, Ahalya etc. are his other well-known works. Apart from the Padmashree, he has also been awarded the Hindi Akademi award; Delhi Salaka Samman; Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthaan award; Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Samman, Lucknow; K.K. Birla Foundation award; Vyasa Samman, New Delhi; Madhya Pradesh government and Bhopal's Maithili Sharan Gupt Rashtriya Samman, among numerous other honours.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.