After you announced The International Booker Prize for Fiction in Translationon the victory of the novel “The Sand Tomb” by Indian writer Gitanjali Shri and translated by Daisy Rockwell, in its 2022 session, this novel became the first Indian novel translated from her mother tongue into English to win this award.
But over the course of more than half a century, and specifically since 1969, that is, 53 years ago, the date of the launch of the World Booker Prize until today, the World Booker Prize has won more than a book of Indian origin, written in English directly, unlike the International Booker Prize, which is dedicated For novels translated from her original language into English, provided that they are published in the United Kingdom, Indian writer Gitanjali Shri became the first Indian writer to win the International Booker Prize.
Hindi Geetanjali Shri, translated by Daisy Rockwell
As for the Indian writers who have won the World Booker Prize before, there is the writer Susanna Arundhati Roy, born on November 24, 1961, an Indian writer and political activist, who won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel “The God of Small Things”.
The story of “The God of Small Things” The God of Small Things About the childhood experiences of twins destroyed by life, it is the first novel by writer Susanna Arundhati Roy, and it took four years to write.
After Susanna Arundhati Roy, the award was recognized by the Indian writer Salman Rushdie, whose novel “Midnight’s Children” won. Midnight’s children In 1981, and in this novel, “Rushdie” deals with India’s march from British colonialism to independence and division.
This novel was considered an example of post-colonial literature and magical realism.
Midnight’s Children won the Booker Prize in 1993 for the prize’s 25th anniversary, and the Booker Prize for Best Winner in 2008 for the prize’s fortieth anniversary.
After Salman Rushdie, the world knew Indian writer Kiran Desai, born on September 3 after winning the Booker Prize in 2006, for her novel “Inheritance of Loss”. Inheritance of LossIt is her second novel, after the novel “An Uprising in the Guava Grove”. Hllabaloo in the Guava Orchard.
The events of the novel “The Legacy of Loss” revolve in a comic human framework amid a strong political tendency, and its events are located between the northeastern Himalayas and New York, and through it, it tells the story of a Himalayan judge who decided to retire and live quietly in his secluded home, but his life is turned upside down with the arrival of his teenage orphan granddaughter. to live with him.
There is also the Indian writer Aravind Adeja, an Indian-Australian novelist and journalist, whose novel “The White Tiger” won the Booker Prize in 2008, and at that time this novel was considered a cry against the injustice and tyranny that people suffer in India in particular.
In this novel, Aravind Adyja reveals the reality of India – from his point of view – through the contradictions and the investigation of details. He draws inspiration from this reality with all its blatant contradictions, revealing the conspiracy in which the simple Indian citizen lives by the owners and owners of the huge wealth that they created through their appropriation of the country’s natural resources.
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