The English version of Gitanjali Shree’s book Tomb of Sand was released on Friday. Booker Prize-winning novel “Rat Samadhi” by Gitanjali Shree, originally published in Hindi, has been translated into English as “Tomb of Sand” by Daisy Rockwell.
Delhi-based writer Gitanjali has become the first Indian author to win the International Booker Prize. She received the prestigious International Booker Prize for her novel “Tomb of Sand”. Along with that, it is the first Hindi novel to win the International Booker Prize.
It is the first Hindi-language book to be selected for a £50,000 prize. The members of the jury described it as “fantastic and irrefutable”. The novel is a story set in the shadow of India’s partition, which depicts the story of an elderly woman after the death of her husband. The novel “My” written by Geetanjali Shree in 2000 was shortlisted for the “Crossword Book Award” in 2001.
The Booker Prize is a prestigious international prize. The prize is awarded annually to a book written or translated into English and published in Great Britain or Ireland. The book shortlisted for the 2022 prize was announced at the London Book Fair on April 7.
It is to be noted that Gitanjali Shree was decorated with the ‘Vanmali National Story Award 2021-22’ at a grand ceremony hosted by Vanmali Srijan Peeth at Rabindra Bhawan, Bhopal from 15th to 17th April 2022. This prestigious event of Vanmali Srijan Peeth was organized under the direction of Santosh Choubey, senior poet-screenwriter, director of Vishwa Rang and chancellor Rabindranath Tagore University.
‘Vishva Rang’ Tagore International Literature and Art Festival, Vanmali Srijan Peeth, AISECT Publications, Tagore World Center for Arts and Culture, Rabindranath Tagore University, CV Raman University, Bilaspur for winning Booker Award to senior screenwriter Gitanjali Shree. , Khandwa, Vaishali, AISECT University, Hazaribagh, all Vanmali Creative Centers and all associated institutions of literature, artistic culture and our sincere congratulations…