Devil’s Daughter by Vidhie Mukerjea


A story of resilience, and how a young woman dealt with the arrest of her parents in a murder case and the media circus that ensued.

It was the eve of her 18th birthday; Vidhie had just got home from a regular school day, ready to bring in her birthday with friends and family. She walked into a house that was chaotic, overflowing with policemen and loud voices. She watched her mother get arrested. For an unimaginable and unspeakable crime. Four months later, they took her father to jail. The shock, the fear, the horror, it all continued. This is that story, the story of that girl. A cruel twist in reality that was both permanent and without warning. Vidhie wandered the globe in a bid to escape these surreal circumstances, backed by the unrelenting friendships of anxiety and depression. It was a journey that would lead to a profound appreciation for the beauty this world has to offer, even in the face of an ugliness no one should ever know. This is a story of resilience, of kicking this world right back in the face.

Devil’s Daughter was longlisted for the Times of India Books Auther Awards 2022 in the category of Best Author Debut.



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