Collection: Geetanjali Shree Books

Geetanjali Shree’s ‘Tomb of Sand’ becomes 1st Hindi novel to win International Booker Prize. Have a look at her other notable works we have in store.

 Geetanjali Shree गीताजंली क्ष्री (She was known as Geentanjali Pandey, and she took her mother's first name Shree as her last name) (born 1957) is a Hindi novelist and short story writer based in New Delhi, India. She is the author of several short stories and three novels. Mai was short-listed for the Crossword Book Award in 2001. She has also written a critical work on Premchand.

Her first story, Bel Patra (1987) was published in the literary magazine Hans and was followed by a collection of short stories "Anugoonj" (1991).

The English translation of her novel Mai catapulted her into fame. The novel is about three generations of women and the men around them, in a North Indian middle-class family. Mai is translated into Serbian, Korean, and German. It has been translated into English by Nita Kumar, who was awarded the Sahitya Akademi award for the translation. It has been also translated into Urdu by Bashir Unwan with a preface by Intizar Hussain. Furthermore, it has been translated into other languages: into French by Annie Montaut, into German by Reinhold Schein...

Her second novel Hamara Shahar Us Baras set loosely after the incidents of the Babri Masjid demolition. Her much-acclaimed novels Tirohit and Khali jagah have also been translated into English as The Roof Beneath Her Feet and The Empty Space respectively. Her writings have been translated into multiple European and Indian languages and are a part of the syllabus in many universities across the world. Geetanjali has written an intellectual biography of Premchand in English.