‘The HINDU’ calls Priyank’s books, which has stories inspired from real life to be perfect in portraying the power of love.
Bollywood film maker Imtiyaz Ali conveyed his words to Priyank at a literary event in Delhi that he could see Priyank emerging out as a potential story writer from his city Jamshedpur.
Priyank is an author, a start up lover cum aspiring entrepreneur, a story teller and a motivational speaker. He is a gold medal winner in creative writing at the National level. He was named as the Best Debut Author of 2014 by Aagman Literary Organization, a Delhi based literary and cultural house for his novel ” I am dead but my heart beats. ”
He completed his Engineering from BIT Sindri, Dhanbad in 2015. He has delivered story telling sessions and motivational talks across many organizations in a short span of one and half year. He is the founder of Embellish India, a start-up he kicked off while in college. Currently, he works for a Delhi based funded start up after resigning from his first MNC job at TCS.
Born in Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) on 29th October, in a Maithil Brahmin family and brought up in Ghatsila (a small town near Steel city Jamshedpur in Jharkhand), Priyank’s dream is to bring changes in the country and make it a better place to live in. Writing was never his passion nor his goal. It happened to him by chance, by destiny, in an attempt to fulfill someone’s dream. He loves cricket, travelling, sleeping and trying out new delicacies.About
I AM DEAD BUT MY HEART BEATS is his first book. Released in March 2014, his first book has sold over 20,000 copies in 2 years.
How a love story once hated saved 6 lives in a Communal Riot?
Should community, language or tradition be the obstructions for true love from blossoming?
How cruel can a married girl’s destiny be to throw her into prostitution?
Have you ever attended an uninvited marriage reception with your beloved and got caught by the hosts?
Why a boy decides to spend his entire life in a mental asylum? Why a girl at midnight runs away from her family?
How worse it can be if you are caught by your girlfriend’s parents while kissing her?
‘I Am Dead but My Heart Beats’ is a fascinating saga about the author’s dream to complete the wish of a departed soul. It’s about four youngsters from different communities, speaking different languages – Aryan, Anshika, Zahid and Swati. They represent a great set of youngsters in present Indian cities, who unknowingly set out on heart-breaking romantic journeys, giving a mercurial storyline inspired from real Indian lives.
Our orthodox society still believes that love with someone out of your community is not good. They consider it to be wrong, a violation of the cultural values and ethics. Every year, more than 1000 youngsters in India either commit suicide or they are killed just because of the fact they fell in love outside their community. This novel is an appeal to our society to stop believing in these old thoughts and tries to logically, spiritually make people understand that love should be allowed to live free of any caste or religion.