She Broke Up I Didn’t
by Durjoy Datta
She Broke Up, I Didn’t! is a novel that takes a nasty dig at relationships, love and fidelity and what it means today. It tackles some of the very uncomfortable questions and tries to put those into perspective. It’s the story of Deb and Avantika, , two management students whose pretty as a picture life is is thrown off track, after Deb, drunk as a pig goes ahead and kisses a classmate. To forgive is divine. Especially when it is just a mistake! What will Avantika do? Will she be able to forgive him? And what if Deb does it again? What if Avantika goes ahead and does the same? This is the story of a group of friends who battle the questions of infidelity, loyalty and love as they step out of their colleges. Is lust different from love? Are girls more tolerant? What would hurt you more? Your partner writing a love song for someone else? Or sleeping with someone else? Is the answer any different for the two sexes?
About The Author
Durjoy Datta is an Indian novelist, screenwriter and entrepreneur. He has four shows, Sadda Haq – My Life, My Choice, Million Dollar Girl – From Banaras to Paris on Channel V India, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi on Sony TV and Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera on Star Plus to his credit.
Durjoy Datta’s first novel, Of Course I Love You! (co-authored with Maanvi Ahuja) was released in 2008 while he was still in college. In August 2009, his second novel, the sequel to the first book, Now That You’re Rich!, was released. In the summer of 2010, his third novel, She Broke Up, I Didn’t!, released. His fourth novel was written while he was in Europe for four months in the winter of 2010.
The book was named Ohh Yes, I Am Single!, borrowed heavily from Durjoy’s life and was written jointly by Neeti Rustagi and Durjoy Datta. After graduating from from MDI, Gurgaon, in 2011, he co-founded Grapevine India Publishers. His fifth novel, You Were My Crush!, was published by Grapevine India Publishers in September 2011. It peaked at No. 3 on the Hindustan Times Bestseller list. If It’s Not Forever!, his sixth novel, was released on 1 February 2012 and was inspired from the September 2011 blasts in Delhi high court. The book opened at the No. 6 spot at the Hindustan Times In the same year, Till the Last Breath…, hit the book stands; the novel was about two young people, a girl suffering from ALS, and guy whose systems are shutting down after years of drug abuse; the novel charts the last few months of their lives. it opened at No.3 on the Hindustan Times Bestseller list.
The English Teacher, a short story written by him was released in August 2012 which outlines the dangerous obsession of a young, brilliant student with his English teacher. On 4 February 2013, Someone Like You, a novel he co-wrote with Nikita Singh, was released by Penguin India. It debuted at No. 5 at Hindustan Times Bestseller list. It was Durjoy’s first book written from a female character’s perspective. His ninth novel Hold My Hand released on 5 August 2013. The book was commissioned by Hong Kong Tourism Board. His tenth novel When Only Love Remains released on 19 June 2014. When Only Love Remains is another love story from Durjoy Datta, this one set in the troubled world of an aspiring young singer Devvrat and revolving around a young woman Avanti who has been obsessed with him for a long time.
His eleventh novel World’s Best Boyfriend released on 24 April 2015. Dhruv and Aranya spend a good part of their lives trying to figure out why they want to destroy each other, why they hurt each other so deeply, and why they can’t stay away from each other. The answer is just as difficult each time…yet there is something that tells them: This is not it. His twelfth novel is Our Impossible Love released in January 2016. He has co-authored his books with Maanvi Ahuja, Neeti Rustagi, Orvana Ghai and Nikita Singh. He is one among the best selling writers in contemporary India. He is a regular at TEDx talks and conferences in colleges pan-India and often invited as a guest speaker across the country. He has also written for blogs like Miss Malini and That’s So Gloss.