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1.

Who is the author of “Divine Comedy”?
[A]Goethe
[B]Milton
[C]Dante
[D]Shakespeare

Dante
The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between c. 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem’s imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. It helped establish the Tuscan dialect, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language.

2.

Who is the author of the book ‘Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer’?
[A]Cyrus Mistry
[B]KR Meera
[C]Jaswinder Singh
[D]Madhu Acharya

Cyrus Mistry
The Indian playwright and novelist, Cyrus Mistry has won the 2015 Sahitya Akademi awards for his English novel “Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer”. Mistry’s portrayal of the near-invisible community of Parsi corpse bearers is the most engaging aspect of the novel.

3.

Who was the author of the book ‘Imagined Communities’?
[A]Nidhi Eoseewong
[B]Salman Rushide
[C]Perry Anderson
[D]Benedict Anderson

Benedict Anderson
Benedict Anderson was the author of the book ‘Imagined Communities’. He passed away recently. He was a scholar of Southeast Asia who transformed the study of nationalism by positing that nations were “imagined communities” that arose from the fateful interplay of capitalism and the printing press.

4.

Who of the following is the author of the book titled – ‘flood of Fire’?
[A]Jhumpa Lahiri
[B]Anita Desai
[C]Amitav Ghosh
[D]Vikram Seth

Amitav Ghosh
Flood of Fire is written by Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh. It is the last volume of the Ibis trilogy. The other two novels of the trilogy are Sea of Poppies (2008), River of Smoke (2011).

5.

Who among the following is the author of ‘Kaisa Chhand Banaa Deti hai’?
[A]Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi
[B]Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh
[C]Harishankar Parsai
[D]Suryakant Tripathi Nirala

Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi
‘Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi’ born in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, also called Panditji, was an Indian poet, writer, essayist, playwright and a journalist who is particularly remembered for his participation in India’s national struggle for independence and his contribution to Chhayavaad, the Neo-romanticism movement of Hindi literature. He was awarded the first Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi for his work ‘Him Taringini’ in 1955.He was also, awarded with the civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan in 1963 from Government of India.

6.

Who is the author/writer of ‘Thithurta Hua Ganatantra’?
[A]Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi
[B]Harishankar Parsai
[C]Maithili Sharan Gupt
[D]Rahat Indori

Harishankar Parsai
Harishankar parsai was a Hindi writer. He was a noted satirist and humorist of modern Hindi literature and is known for his simple and direct style.

7.

Who among the following was the author of the “Nritya Ratnakosha”, which gives finest details about Indian music?
[A]Kumbha
[B]Bhojraj
[C]Rana Raimal
[D]None of them

Kumbha

8.

Who among the following is the author of “Vir Vinod” which gives a history of Mewar?
[A]Muhnaut Nainsi
[B]Suryamal Mishran
[C]Baankidas
[D]Shayamaldas

Shayamaldas

9.

Who is the author of the book titled-‘The Book of Gold Leaves ‘?
[A]Anuradha Roy
[B]Neel Mukherjee
[C]Akhil Sharma
[D]Mirza Waheed

Mirza Waheed
Recently, six authors of Indian-origin have been shortlisted for this year’s DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. It includes Neel Mukherjee (author of The Lives of Others), Mirza Waheed (author of The Book of Gold Leaves), Akhil Sharma (author of Family Life), KR Meera (author of Hang Woman), Anuradha Roy (author of Sleeping on Jupiter) and Raj Kamal Jha (author of She Will Build Him A City).

10.

Who is the author of the book titled-‘Vanessa and Her Sister’?
[A]Raj Kamal Jha
[B]Priya Parmar
[C]Akhil Sharma
[D]Neel Mukherjee

Priya Parmar
Indian-origin author Priya Parmar’s novel – ’Vanessa and Her Sister’ has been named by New York Times in its annual prestigious list of 100 most notable books of 2015. The novel is about acclaimed painter Vanessa Bell and her more famous sister English writer Virginia Woolf. The novel is constructed around an invented diary and letters.

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