In the outskirts of Delhi, a shy little girl around six years old bartered to buy a copy of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ from the cousin who was going to sell it to the junk-dealer. Though that book cost her all her marbles that day (a total of 47), what she got in return was a gift for lifetime- an association with words. Hoping to delve deeper into the realm of words and literature, after a degree in Economics and Education, she went on to obtain Masters Degree in English Literature to be trained to understand various aspects of a text/literature with an unbiased, critical and inquisitive approach. A belief was then instilled that there is a lot more to be explored, examined and formulated. The journey thus continued- from the little lanes of her village to becoming an officer with the Government of India, from English Literature to pursuing degrees in Sociology and Psychology. Throughout the journey, words- written as well as waiting to be written- remained her companions. The shy little girl may have grown up to become a thoughtful, believing individual finding her way in the by-lanes of life, her affair with strings of words continues. She writes with the name ‘Rooh’.
रुचिका मान ‘रूह’ द्वारा लिखी अन्य रचनाएँ
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