“Raj’s first book amazes. At 20 years old, she writes a memoir of uncommon grace and wisdom.
[…] A deft, intimate portrayal of a young woman’s growth through education.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Shilpa Anthony Raj is a powerful new voice for human dignity and opportunity…An important
and deeply affecting book narrated in a moving and intimate style”
Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

“a visceral portrait of poverty…fascinating and essential reading……… Shilpa’s story speaks for
millions of families in a way that is immediate, intimate and personal”
Vanessa Roth, Academy Award Winning Director

“[Raj] is the future voice for the poor and deprived, uncovering the diamond in the rubble. Read her
Sri Viswanath, author of The Secret of Bhagavad Gita

“The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter will prove to be a milestone in Indian literature…….. The arrival
of Shilpa on the writers’ dice with her splendid first-hand- narrative will surely stimulate a new
movement among the socially awakened.”
Literary News

“Shilpa’s searing, penetrating honesty in the account of her life will change perspectives and impact
every reader. It gives hope to the under-privileged and sensitizes the privileged.”
Madhu Trehan, editor-in-chief, Newslaundry

“In a great measure, her personal account has a universal appeal which will evoke the emotions of
readers. Shilpa’s book will prove to be a landmark.”
Alok Mishra, Poet & Author

“The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter is simply an inspiring and heart-warming memoir, and has all that is refreshing and unique to offer us, and is surely going to be a best-seller.”
Shubham, Literary and Blogger