While the world is undergoing a momentous technological shift, in our country, there are still the people who love to celebrate the orthodox traditions as bad as untouchability and discrimination just on the basis of caste or community. If we want to move ahead and compete with other nations in various of the fields, we as a nation will have to rise above these petty ideas now. And the same message is being delivered by an emerging author Shilpa Raj. Her debut book, published as a memoir, The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter, will be launched on 28th of July 2017. Her book is all about the humiliation that people from a certain class, classified as Dalits, have to suffer at the hands of the society we live in. They don’t have the schools to study; they don’t have the hospitals for their treatment; they don’t have the better facilities for a living… The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter tells the story of a girl who, in spite of all her problems, rose to the occasion and brought a better future for herself.
Shilpa’s memoir is about her life, her parents, her sister, her grandparents and that silent protest which the people around her have been carrying out for centuries. She writes the details of the conversations with her father, mother, and grandparents in which they explore their memories which are nothing but documented history of suffering. Shilpa also writes about her life at Shanti Bhavan, a school for the children like her whose parents cannot afford education…
Shilpa Raj, the first author with a Dalit background to write and publish a memoir, also writes about her sweet-bitter days with her sister Kavya and her mysterious disappearances and the ultimate tragedy around her. The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter will surely keep you enchanted till the end and you must read this book to understand what the suffering means as well as what hope means… Shilpa Raj is surely going to be an inspiration for many children who come from the underprivileged sections of society. Get her debut work from Amazon now!