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‘Tomb Of Sand’ Won International Booker Prize

‘Tomb Of Sand’ Won International Booker Prize:

Tomb of Sand’, has become the first book written in an Indian language to be awarded the International Booker Prize.

  • Originally published in Hindi as Ret Samadhi, the book is written by Author Geetanjali Shree and translated into English by Daisy Rockwell.
  • The book narrates the story of an 80-year-old woman who experiences a deep depression after the death of her husband.
  • Eventually, she overcomes her depression and decides to visit Pakistan to finally confront the past that she left behind during the Partition.

International Booker Prize:

  • The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland.
  • The International Booker Prize began life in 2005 as the Man Booker International Prize.
  • This prize aims to encourage more reading of quality fiction from all over the world and has already had an impact on those statistics in the UK.
  • The vital work of translators is celebrated, with the £50,000 prize money divided equally between the author and translator.
  • Each shortlisted author and translator also receive £2,500.
  • Novels and collections of short stories are both eligible.