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‘Nehru-Patel: Agreement Within Differences’, which
throws light on previously unknown correspondence
between the two, was recently released by


National Book Trust

Maharashtra Government

Central Government

None of the above

Name the author of the Essay which has recently
been scrapped from the History syllabus by Delhi
University, following violent protests?


Romila Thapar

R.S. Sharma

A.K. Ramanujan

Imam Bukhari

 Name the debut novelist who bagged the ‘The Hindu
Literary Prize’ for Best Fiction 2011 for his book ‘The Sly
Company of People Who Care’.


Anjali Joseph

Arvind Adiga

Giselle Mehta

Rahul Bhattacharya

Which novelist won the Man Booker International
Prize for the year 2011?


Chinua Achebe

Philip Roth

Ismail Kadare

Yann Martel

Ghulam Nabi Aatish, a noted Kashmiri writer and
poet, recently bagged the prestigious Sahitya Akademi
Award (Children’s category) for which of the following
books?


Abdullah – 2

Nov Kehtsha Mentsha

Kuhar mein Kiran

Dastak

‘My World Within’ is a recently published collection of poems of which prominent politician?

Jairam Ramesh

Kapil Sibal

Narendra Modi

Digvijay Singh

 Name the seventh part of controversial author
Taslima Nasreen’s autobiography, which was recently
released in Kolkata.


Amar Meyebela

Utal Hawa

Ka

Nirbasan

Which prominent journalist was the author of ‘Zero
Dial: The Dangerous World of Informers’, who was shot
dead in June, 2011?


Vijay Pratap Singh

Jyotirmoy Dey

Ashok Sodhi

Asiya Jeelani

What was the theme of the New Delhi World Book
Fair, 2012?


Mahatma Gandhi

Indian Cinema

Digitization of books

Books for Change

 Who was presented with the Vodafone Crossword
Book Award, India’s biggest private sector award, for
his/her book ‘Jimmy the Terrorist’ in the English Fiction
category?


Anjali Joseph

Omair Ahmad

Ranjit Lal

Amitav Ghosh

 The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature was recently
conferred on Shehan Karunatilaka, a Sri Lankan author
based in


Singapore

China

India

Pakistan

 Name the author of the recently released controversial book ‘Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India’.

Alfred A Knopf

Joseph Lelyveld

Mark Shepard

Louis Fischer

 Julian Barnes, who won the 2011 Man Booker Prize, hails from which country?

Italy

Mexico

England

Russia

Which famed writer was awarded the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book for the book ‘The Memory of Love’?

Julian Barnes

Danielle Steel

Toni Morrison

Aminatta Forna

 Which author/poet has won the Costa Poetry Prize for the year 2011 for the book ‘The Bees’?

Christie Watson

Julian Barnes

Carol Ann Duffy

Andrew Miller

Recently released book ‘Who killed Hammarskjold?’ which deals with the controversies surrounding the mysterious death of former UN Secretary General Dan Hammarskjold is written by ?

Susan Williams

Susan Joyak

Harold Scherbatsky

None of the above

‘The Elephant, The Tiger and The Cellphone’ is authored by

Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Shashi Tharoor

Amartya Sen

Arun Shourie

Name the author who became the first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize in March, 2012 for her book ‘Please Look After Mom’.

Yu Xuanji

Tie Ning

Kiran Desai

Shin Kyung-sook

“Steve Jobs”, the recently released authorized biography of Steve Jobs is written by

Jeffery S. Young

William L. Simon

Walter Isaacson

None of the above

Which book written by Imran Khan, former Pakistani cricketer and politician, was recalled in view of incorrect labelling of Kashmir on the map?

Indus Journey: A Personal View of Pakistan

All Round View

Imran: The Autobiography of Imran Khan

Pakistan: A Personal History

For which of the following books was Edith Pearlman awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for the year 2011 (Fiction)?

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Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories

Song of Solomon

Liberty’s Exiles

 Who is the author of ‘The Muddy River’, a recently released novel on red-tapism and public sector corruption?

P.A. Krishnan

Narendra Modi

Shashi Tharoor

Ramachandra Guha

 Which book, authored by Siddhartha Mukherjee, was recently conferred the prestigious ‘Guardian First Book Award 2011’?

A Visit From the Goon Squad

The Emperor of All Maladies

The Sense of An Ending

The Submission

Who is the author of the books ‘Expression of Thoughts’ and ‘Izhar-e-Khayal’, recently released by the Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari?

K. Rahman Khan

Arun Jaitley

Somnath Chatterjee

Hazrat Maulana Rabe Hasan Nadwi Sahab

Which author has won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize, 2011 for his book ‘The Wandering Falcon’?

Samanth Subramanian

D.K. Gulati

Jamil Ahmad

None of the above




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