A journalist by profession, Chaturvedi is currently an Associate Editor at the Times of India in Delhi/Noida. He has been fascinated with the Second World War for most of his life – some of his earliest memories are of watching Battle of the Bulge in primary school and scattering toy soldiers of the British and German Armies across his room afterwards. Another subject of interest, right from his teenage years, is Subhas Chandra Bose. Chaturvedi has written about Bose for some years now – his political legacy, his affinity for Vivekananda etc. It was perhaps inevitable that these two fascinations were to converge in the shape of this novel after decades of running parallel.