Stories of Vikram and Betal are an integral part of rich Indian culture and impart a meaningful lesson to the readers. These stories, originally written in Sanskrit, are based on King Vikramaditya (Vikram) and Betal, a vampire spirit who inhabits and animates dead bodies. The Vikram and Betal Series narrate some of the most interesting stories that are told and retold over generations. These stories are based on the same pattern where Vikram answers a question and Betal flies back to the tree. This is book - 1 of the Vikram and Betal series.