A Delhi-based essayist Geetanjali Shree has turned into the principal Indian essayist to win the International Booker Prize.
Her novel named Ret Samadhi, converted into English as Tomb of Sand by Daisy Rockwell, won the International Booker Prize. It was the principal Hindi-language book to be shortlisted for the £50,000 prize.
It is a story set in the shadow of the segment of India, which follows an old lady after the demise of her significant other.
“Yessss! Interpreter Daisy Rockwell and writer Geetanjali Shree win the International Booker for ‘Burial chamber of Sand’ (‘Ret Samadhi’ in the first). A first success for a Hindi novel, an Indian novel, a south Asian book. Congrats! @TheBookerPrizes,” Bengali essayist Arunava Sinha tweeted.
Geetanjali Shree is the creator of a few brief tales and books.
Her 2000 novel Mai was shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award in 2001.