How many courtesans from Indian history do we still remember? Maybe an Anarkali because of numerous lores and movies about her, but Ambapali? Did you know about her? Ambapali was a beautiful, talented young woman, often called the ‘bride of the city’. She created a stir amongst the noblemen and the powers-that-were forced her to follow a path decided by them. Betrayed in love with not enough support from friends, she decided to embrace Buddhism. Tanushree Podder is a renowned author of sixteen novels, quite of few of which are historical fiction. Her newest subject is Ambapali and she has written this extensive novel with a lot of research and love.