HYDERABAD: Author Durjoy Datta was recently in the city for the launch of his latest novel, ‘The Boy Who Loved’ at Landmark Store, Somajiguda. Fans from all over the place were present at the event to meet their favorite novelist and romance writer. Durjoy himself was very enthusiastic and chirpy while he interacted with the readers. The fans had dedicated poems, gifts and posters for their favourite author.
‘The Boy Who Loved’, which is the first novel of the two part romance series, is the story of a boy named Raghu, who hides from the world, afraid of his childhood mistake.
His life changes after he meets Brahmi, a girl who may be suffering from the inside as well. The story revolves around crucial themes like religion, coming of age, love and death. “I try to deliver different themes and messages through my novels.
The romance is just a cover to bind them together,” Durjoy said. He does a great deal of research for each of his novel before coming up with a plot and idea. For this particular novel, he got the idea from the discussions that he and his wife Avantika used to have about religion themselves. Fascinated with their outlook on this concept, Durjoy threw himself to more reading to define a plot for his story.
Despite being one of the youngest successful romance writers of the country, he refuses to associate himself and his name to as a brand. Even his success and progress as a writer sometimes comes as a shock to himself. Durjoy reveals that he never reads much romance himself, though he does indulge in reading other authors like David Levithan, John Green, Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, and others. Now the readers wait for the next sequel of this romance saga, which is supposed to be out by the end of this year.