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By Shilpi Somaya Gowda

“Moving and thought-provoking and informative and ingenious and wonderfully executed.  What a superb story!”
—Mary Jane Clark


“This booklet is a needs to for someone touched through adoption, or India, or the fragile dynamic among adolescent women and their mothers.”
—Sujata Massey, writer of Shimura Trouble


Secret Daughter, a primary novel via Shilpi Somaya Gowda, explores powerfully and poignantly the emotional terrain of motherhood, loss, identification, and love during the reviews of 2 families—one Indian, one American—and the kid that binds them jointly. A masterful paintings set in part within the Mumbai slums so vividly portrayed within the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire, Secret Daughter recollects the acclaimed novels of Kim Edwards and Thrity Umrigar, but flickers with the freshness of a very intriguing new literary voice.


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