New Delhi. Gitanjalishree, the author of the book ‘Tomb of Sand’ originally written in Hindi, has won the International Booker Prize for her book. She has become the first Indian to win the International Booker Prize. The book tells the story of an 80-year-old widow, who dares to renounce tradition and face her experiences during the turbulent partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan in 1947. The £50,000 ($63,000) prize money was given to Gitanjalishree and her American translator Daisy Rockwell. The author said that I am very surprised and happy with this honour. She further added, There is a rich literary tradition behind this book in Hindi and other South Asian languages.