The novel “Tomb of Sand” by Geetanjali Shree won the International Booker Prize. The novel ‘Reet Samadhi’ by Geetanjali Shree was released in Hindi. Daisy Rockwell, an American writer and painter, titled the novel Tomb of Sand when she translated it into English. This novel was one of the 13 works chosen for the International Booker Prize around the world.
Tomb of Sand – First Hindi Novel to win International Bookers Award
Tomb of Sand is the first book written in Hindi to receive the Booker Prize. It is also the first book in any Indian language to receive the award. The prize was given to novelist Geetanjali Shree on Thursday in London. Geetanjali was awarded 50,000 pounds in prize money, which she will share with Daisy Rockwell.
Geetanjali Shree amazing reaction after winning International Bookers Award
Gitanjali Shree is from Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. She accepted the award and expressed her joy by saying, “I had never imagined of winning the Booker award.” I’m flabbergasted; I never imagined I’d be capable of such feats “ Geetanjali Shree has published three novels and story collections to date. Her novels and collections of short stories have been published in English, German, Serbian, French, and Korean.
Talking about her Novel Geetanjali said “Ret Samadhi/Tomb of Sand’ is an elegy for the world we live in, an enduring energy that maintains optimism despite impending doom. The Booker will undoubtedly expose it to a much larger audience than it would have otherwise, which should benefit the novel”
Tomb of Sand – A Novel that travels through the emotions of old women
The award-winning novel tells the story of an 80-year-old woman who falls into a profound despair after her husband’s death. She eventually overcomes her despair and chooses to travel to Pakistan in order to confront the history she has been avoiding since the Partition.
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