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Indian novel 'Tomb of Sand' wins Booker Prize; here is how to find it online

Indian novel 'Tomb of Sand' which won the International Booker Prize on Thursday is available on Amazon for purchase. Check the price and other details here.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:40 IST
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Know where you can get the International Booker Prize winner Indian novel 'Tomb of Sand'. (The Booker Prizes Twitter)

Tomb of Sand, Indian author Geetanjali Shree's novel has won the International Booker Prize on Thursday. This is the first Indian language book to receive the prestigious Booker prize. Tomb of Sand was originally published in Hindi as Ret Samadhi and is translated into English by American translator Daisy Rockwell. "We are delighted to announce that the winner of the #2022InternationalBooker Prize is ‘Tomb of Sand' by Geetanjali Shree, translated from Hindi to English by @shreedaisy and published by @tiltedaxispress," The Booker Prizes tweeted.

People who want to buy the book can find it on the ecommerce website Amazon. Tomb of Sand gas received 4.5 star rating on Amazon and is the number 1 best seller in Indian Writing. The book is available on the ecommerce website at a discount of 3 percent for Rs. 675. The market price of the book is Ra. 699, which means that you will be able to save Rs. 24 on the book. Also Read: Redmi Note 11S, Vivo Y33T get big price cuts Today- Check deals on Amazon here

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Amazon is also offering bank offers on the book including 7.5 percent up to Rs. 1500 instant discount on Standard Chartered Credit Card EMI transactions; and 7.5 percent up to Rs. 2000 instant discount on HSBC Credit Card EMI transactions.

It can be known that prize money of 50,000-pound (USD 63,000) will be divided between Shree, New Delhi-based author of the book and the translator of the book, Rockwell, who lives in Vermont. The book tells the story of an octogenarian widow who dares to cast off convention and confront the ghosts of her experiences during the subcontinent's tumultuous 1947 partition into India and Pakistan. Also Read: WhatsApp on Android: Know how to free up storage on WhatsApp

The book competed with five other novels to win the prize. The other novels in the competition included Polish Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk, Claudia Piñeiro of Argentina and South Korean author Bora Chung to be awarded the prize at a ceremony in London.

For the uninitiated, the International Booker Prize is awarded every year to a translated work of fiction published in the U.K. or Ireland. It is run alongside the Booker Prize for English-language fiction. The prize was set up to boost the profile of fiction in other languages — which accounts for only a small share of books published in Britain — and to salute the often unacknowledged work of literary translators, according to a report by AP.

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First Published Date: 27 May, 16:41 IST
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