Nonfiction

The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter

August 11, 2017 • By

The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter is the debut book by an emerging author Shilpa Raj. Her book, which has earned recognition for the themes and writing style, has impressed many book critics in India as well as the general readers. Launched in India on 28th of July 2017, the book has started getting encouraging responses from the readers as well as institutions which review the books. I have been tracking the book’s development for a long time now and finally, I am going to post the review of this book. And first things first, I haven’t read anything like this in a long time and I must admit that Shilpa, the author, has the potential to speak for everyone just by speaking for herself! Amazing!

What I found at the fulcrum of the memoir (yes, the genre of the book is memoir) is Shilpa’s urge to break free from the jaws of darkness and explore the world outside. And this urge takes her through various phases of life, of which, she spends a good chunk at Shanti Bhavan, from early childhood to the present, for her education. Shilpa Raj mentions her life at Shanti Bhavan as the ‘world’ which was far advanced than the world which she got at her native place with her parents.READ MORE