Geetanjali Shree
People  /  Published 18.09.22

Trust and a sense of shared purpose behind success: Daisy Rockwell on ‘Tomb of Sand’

How do you tackle translating a book which deals in more than one dialect of the language?  It’s tricky, but basically most Hindi books are like that. I have many different techniques for ...
By Rohan Datta

Events  /  Published 18.09.22

Listeners and tellers of stories: Geetanjali Shree speaks to Arunava Sinha

At the beginning of the session, Shree had held the audience captive with her electrifying reading of a portion of Ret Samadhi, both from the original and from Rockwell’s translation, thereby gi...
By Nayantara Mazumder

People  /  Published 18.09.22

Into the world of words

Born in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, Geetanjali wrote her first story while travelling on a train She did her PhD in Social and Intellectual Trends in Colonial India: A study of Premchand at MS Universit...
By Farah Khatoon

India  /  Published 14.09.22

Writer speaks up for Umar

Supreme Court lawyer Shahrukh Alam spoke about how lawyers and judges shun political arguments and activist lawyers. “The infamous FIR 59 of 2020 (of the Delhi police crime branch, under which ...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.07.22

Booker winner's felicitation off

A felicitation scheduled in Agra on Saturday for Booker-winning Hindi author Geetanjali Shree was abruptly cancelled after a complaint was lodged with police and tweeted to chief minister Yogi Adityan...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


India  /  Published 30.07.22

Agra: Shree's event cancelled

An event to honour International Booker Prize winner Geetanjali Shree here on Saturday was called off by the organisers after a complaint was filed against the author alleging there are some objection...
By PTI in Agra

Books  /  Published 02.06.22

'Crossing boundaries is very important'

Geetanjali Shree became the first Hindi author to win the International Booker Prize, for her novel "Ret Samadhi," translated by Daisy Rockwell from  into English as Tomb of S...
By Deutsche Welle

India  /  Published 29.05.22

'Efforts to bring Hindi literature centre-stage'

The first-ever Indian winner of the International Booker Prize, Geetanjali Shree, has had a roller coaster few days since her Hindi novel Ret Samadhi' won the coveted literary honour for its Engli...
By Our Bureau, PTI in London

India  /  Published 29.05.22

Tomb of silence after Booker

The political class has been largely muted in its response to a Hindi novel winning the International Booker Prize, but what has stood out is the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is usually...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Read  /  Published 28.05.22

The pathbreaking tale of an Indian widow

Geetanjali Shree's novel Tomb of Sand has become the first book in an Indian language to win the prestigious International Booker Prize. Originally titled, Ret Samadhi, the novel is set in norther...


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