Tomb of Sand, Daisy Rockwell’s English translation of Geetanjali Shree’s Hindi novel Ret Samadhi, has won the International Booker Award 2022.

Geetanjali Shree's 'Tomb of Sand' becomes first Hindi novel to win International Booker Prize 2022

Author Geetanjali Shree poses with the 2022 International Booker Prize award for her novel 'Tomb of Sand' in London.

‘Tomb of Sand’, originally ‘Ret Samadhi’ was translated by Daisy Rockwell.

The novel is based on boundary-crossing 80-year-old heroine.

“I never dreamt of the Booker, I never thought I could. What a huge recognition, I’m amazed, delighted, honoured and humbled," said Shree

The 50,000-pound ($63,000) prize money will be split between Shree and Rockwell.