Indian novel ‘Tomb of Sand’ won International Booker Prize

Indian novel ‘Tomb of Sand’ won International Booker Prize – Delhi-based author Geetanjali Shree’s Hindi novel ‘Tomb of Sand’ has won the prestigious International Booker Prize and becomes the first book in any Indian language.

  • ‘Tomb of Sand’, originally ‘Ret Samadhi’ was translated by Daisy Rockwell and is based on a boundary-crossing 80-year-old heroine.
  • Shree and Rockwell won 50,000-pound ($63,000) prize money which will be split between Shree and Rockwell.
  • The Shree author of three novels and several story collections has translated her works into English, French, German, Serbian, and Korean.

‘Tomb of Sand’

  • It is originally published in Hindi in 2018.
  • ‘Tomb of Sand’ is the first of her books to be published in the UK in English by Tilted Axis Press in August 2021.

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