City-based youngster Devaki Purohit, who recently launched her second book Hidden in the Scars, talks about her love for writing and striking a balance between her passion and academics
They say it is never too early to begin, and city-based youngster Devaki Purohit completely lives by this idea. Having published her first book Zoriaver’s Prophecy, a thriller-fiction, at the age of 16, Devaki didn’t want to stop.
She is now back with her second book — Hidden In The Scars which was launched in the city recently. It is Purohit’s attempt at exploring a new genre. She has put her learning and experiences into her writing.
“Hidden In The Scars is an emotional fiction, wherein I have tried to touch upon human psychology. Lenna, the protagonist who lives in a foster home, likes to break stereotypes. The story is about her struggle to find a home, her people and love in any form. It is a story that will touch your heart and will ignite a fire within,” explains the 20-year-old. Published by Suman Creation, the book is priced at Rs 230. Purohit hopes that the story will excite and captivate you and make you fall in love with the characters.
How did writing happen to her? Purohit, who has a diploma in Liberal Arts, says that the subject itself encouraged her to write. Explaining the inspiration behind the latest book, Purohit says, “The theme that I have chosen was always in my mind, but I had never thought of publishing a book on it until a few years ago, when one night some random dialogues came to my mind and I jotted them down. I eventually found a pattern in them which helped me develop a plot.” Extremely passionate about writing, Purohit mastered the art of balancing academics and writing, often staying up late at nights.
Besides being a Commerce and Liberal Arts student, Purohit has also done a course in Psychology, as she loves to interact with people and understand their behaviour.
How does she respond to the success and popularity that has come to her at an early age? She replies modestly, “I don’t really think about it. Moreover, my mom always tells me to keep my feet on the ground, no matter what I achieve or become in life. The credit goes to her — it is because of her that I am able to be what I am, instead of becoming what people know me as.”
Talking about her future plans, she says, “I definitely want to continue writing. Also, after my graduation, I want to start an enterprise to provide a platform to upcoming writers who do not get a chance to get published. Writing the sequel to my first book — Zoriaver’s Prophecy is on the list too.”