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HZ Exclusive: This Children’s Day, Meet World’s Youngest Writer Abhijita

Child prodigy, Abhijita shares all about her life and books in an exclusive chat with Hz.
Published -13 Nov 2021, 16:30 ISTUpdated -13 Nov 2021, 17:29 IST
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8-year-old child prodigy, Abhijita Gupta has been acknowledged with the title of the youngest author by the World Book of Records, United Kingdom and India book of records. This little girl from Ghaziabad has published three books at just this tender age. Also, she is the first Indian kid to sign a four book deal. This deal has been finalised with Invincible publishers Pvt. Ltd.

On the occasion of Children’s day, Bhavishya Bir of HerZindagi had an exclusive chat with Abhijita where she shared her journey and all about her books.


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The little girl is an inspiration for all of us. However, we wanted to know what is her inspiration and what motivated her to write at this tender age. To this, Abhijita said, “My surroundings are the ones motivating me. I write whatever I hear, see and feel. I write it on a piece of paper and convert it into a poem or a story.”


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Being the granddaughter of two poets, writing and creativity is in her genes. Abhijita feels blessed and glad as she is the granddaughter of two poets. She feels happy to be born in this family and to be born as their granddaughter.

Favourite Books

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Abhijita has published three books and a writer is always a reader first. So, we wanted to know what kind of books the talented writer likes to read herself. Abhijita said that “I like to read Ruskin Bond and Sudha Murthy’s books the most. I also like to read funny stories and sometimes, I like to read adventurous stories. Something exciting always interests me.”


She is just a young child and this is the age to do what interests you and enjoy to the fullest. Besides writing, Abhijita also likes to do other things including, “drawing, painting and spending time with my family.”

Productivity In Pandemic

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We all know that the past one and a half year has been quite difficult for all of us due to the pandemic. However, this period has given the people time to take a break from their busy lives and focus on themselves as well as their passion.

This is also true for school students. They didn't do much homework which gave them the time to explore their interests. Similarly, Abhijita also used this time to focus on her writing. She said, “As we didn’t have much homework due to online classes, I got a lot of time to write. I kept myself busy in a constructive way and I chose writing for this.”

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Three Books

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Abhijita’s first book, ‘Happiness All Around’ is a collection of poems and short stories.

Her second book, ‘We Will Surely Sustain’ is about the effective life of children during the pandemic. She says that, “I think this book will motivate a lot of people and make them feel like they can overcome the hard times.”

Her third book, ‘To Begin With The Little Things’ inspires people to climb the ladder of success, to be a good human being and to help others.

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Abhijita is surely an inspiration for all. This little published her first book just at the age of seven and didn’t stop at it. Further, she published her second and third book as well. This girl is already making parents proud and will grow up to do something big in life making everyone proud of her. (must-read books for young women)

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