Devika Cariapa is a Delhi based author with a lifelong passion for archaeology and unearthing stories from the past. Her book, ‘India Through Archaeology: Excavating History’ (Tulika Publishers, 2017), has been awarded the Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award 2018 and the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019. The book encourages children to explore a mine of stories from Indian history through the lens of archaeology. When not immersed in things historical, she battles the digital era with a collection of old fountain pens, antique maps and large batches of homemade chocolate fudge.