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Tomb of sand / Geetanjali Shree ; translated by Daisy Rockwell.

By: Contributor(s): Language: English Original language: Hindi Publisher: [London] : Tilted Axis Press, [2021]Copyright date: ©2021Description: 739 pages ; 20 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781911284611
Uniform titles:
  • Reta-samādhi. English
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Online version:: Tomb of sandDDC classification:
  • 891.4/3371 23
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Originally published in Hindi by Rajkamal Prakashan, 2018.

Longlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize.

"An eighty-year-old woman slips into a deep depression at the death of her husband, then resurfaces to gain a new lease on life. Her determination to fly in the face of convention - including striking up a friendship with a hijra (trans) woman - confuses her bohemian daughter, who is used to thinking of herself as the more 'modern' of the two. At the older woman's insistence they travel back to Pakistan, simultaneously confronting the unresolved trauma of her teenage experiences of Partition, and re-evaluating what it means to be a mother, a daughter, a woman, a feminist."--Publisher.

Translated from Hindi.

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Item type Current library Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode
Book Book SMSA Library General Novels N SHRE Available December 2022 72547

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