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Geetanjali won International Booker Prize for ‘Ret Samadhi’

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Geetanjali won International Booker Prize in News

  • Recently, Geetanjali Shree won the International Booker Prize 2022. Geetanjali Shree’s novel is first translated Hindi work to win International Booker Prize.
  • Geetanjali Shree won International Booker Prize for her novel Tomb of Sand, a family saga set in the shadow of the partition of India, follows an 80-year-old woman after the death of her husband.

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2022 International Booker Prize Winner

  • The winner of the 2022 International Booker Prize is ‘Tomb of Sand’ by Geetanjali Shree, translated from Hindi to English by Daisy Rockwell.
    • Originally published in Hindi as Ret Samadhi, Geetanjali Shree’s book is translated into English by Daisy Rockwell
  • Tomb of Sand won the 2022 International Man Booker Prize, the first book written in an Indian language to have won the honour.
    • It is also the first novel translated from Hindi to be recognised by the International Booker Prize award.

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About ‘Tomb of Sand’- English Translation of ‘Ret Samadhi’

  • About: Ret Samadhi, a family saga set in the shadow of the partition of India, follows an 80-year-old woman after the death of her husband.
    • Set in north India, Tomb of Sand is a story that examines boundaries — between nations, religions and genders — even as it follows the story of Ma ji.
    • It traces the transformative journey of Ma, who becomes depressed after the death of her husband.
    • She then decides to travel to Pakistan, confronting trauma that has remained unresolved since she was a teenager who survived the partition.
  • Writer: Ret Samadhi Novel was published in 2018. It is written by Geetanjali Shree in hindi.
    • Ret Samadhi was translated into English by Daisy Rockwell and named as ‘Tomb of Sand’.

 

Key Facts about International Booker Prize

  • About: The International Booker Prize, earlier known as the Man Booker International Prize, was launched in 2004.
    • International Booker Prize is given every two years.
  • Mandate: International Booker Prize was launched to reward a contemporary author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or available in English translation.
  • International Booker Prize: Since 2016, the £50,000 prize has been awarded annually to a book translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland.
    • The International Booker award is split equally between the writer and the translator.
  • Recent winners of International Booker Prize:
    • International Booker Prize 2020: the award went to Dutch writer Marieke Lucas Rijneveld and translator Michele Hutchison for The Discomfort of Evening.
    • International Booker Prize 2021: French novelist David Diop and translator Anna Moschovakis won it for At Night All Blood is Black.

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