Hindu Mommy

October 10, 2006

Kiran Desai wins Booker Prize

Filed under: Books,India,Women — hindumommy @ 10:08 pm

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Kiran Desai won the Booker Prize for her novel “The Inheritance of Loss”

 She is the youngest to win the award at just 35 years old after having spent the last 8 years writing her novel.

The “Inheritance of Loss” tells parallel stories set in post colonial India and the United States. In the foothills of the Himalayas, a Cambridge University-educated Indian judge spends his time as a recluse until his orphaned teenage granddaughter comes to stay.

Way to go……Indian authors rock !

Read more at the New York Times

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2 Comments »

  1. Hi Himdu Mommy,

    Yes, it is a coincidence that we both have the same picture of Kiran. I googled for a media pic of her and this was one of them that came up.

    Thank you for the Diwali Dhamaka invitation.

    Comment by simran159 — October 18, 2006 @ 7:00 am | Reply

  2. Sorry Hindu Mommy. It’s too early in the morning here and I spelled your name wrong in the last comment.

    Comment by simran159 — October 18, 2006 @ 7:02 am | Reply


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