Sunday, 28 May 2017

Literary Quiz 16: Books and Authors



1. Who was the first recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi for his work Him Taringini in 1955?
Amritlal Nagar
Makhanlal Chaturvedi
Amarkant
Naresh Mehta

2. Who translated Bhagavad Gita first into English?
Barbara Stoler Miller
Aldous Huxley
S Radhakrishnan
Charles Wilkins

3. Who translated Gandhi's autobiography, "The Story of My Experiments with Truth", to English from its Gujarati original?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Mahadev Desai
Acharya Kripalani
Annie Besant

4. The Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose and poetry literary works in any 22 Indian language. Which of the following instituted the award?
K K Birla Foundation
Kendra Sahitya Akademi
The Literary Foundation of India
National Book Trust

5. Name the Indian-American journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize, becoming the first Indian to win the prize
V S Naipaul
Jhumpa Lahiri
Gobind Behari Lal
Fareed Zakaria

6. Name the dbut short story collection of Jhumpa Lahiri that won her 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Ficgtion
The Namesake
The Lowland
Unaccustomed Earth
Interpreter of Maladies

7. "Rajmohan's Wife" was the first Indian novel to be written in English, which was published in 1864. Name the author
Rabindranath Tagore
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Mulk Raj Anand
Raja Ram Mohan Roy

8. The first free English translation of the epic Mahabharata was done by
K M Ganguli
R K Narayan
S Radhakrishnan
Rabindranath Tagore

9. The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad is a collection of four stories on feminism. Name the author who is a famous celebrity
Katrina Kaif
Twinkle Khanna
Saina Nehwal
Kareena Kapur

10. Who received the PEN Pinter Prize, an annual literary award by English PEN in honour of the late Nobel Literature Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter?
Margaret Atwood
James Fenton
Salman Rushdie
David Hare

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