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Take this quiz and see how well you know about Anita Desai??

Take this quiz and see how well you know about Anita Desai?

Anita Desai is an Indian novelist and the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She published In Custody – about an Urdu poet in his declining days – which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize

   Author : Agniva Bhowmick

   Posted On : 30-Jun-2019

Q1: What is the real name of Amrita Desai ?

  • A. Amrita Chatterjee
  • B. Anita Mazumdar
  • C. Amrita Mazumdar
  • D. Anita Mazumdar

Q2: When was she born?

  • A. 24 June 1937
  • B. 20 June 1933
  • C. 24 June 1940
  • D. 24 July 1937

Q3: How many times she has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize?

  • A. 1
  • B. 2
  • C. 3
  • D. 4

Q4: For which novel did she receive a Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978?

  • A. The Village by the Sea
  • B. Fire on the Mountain
  • C. Clear Light of Day
  • D. Games at Twilight

Q5: For which novel did she win the British Guardian Prize?

  • A. The Village by the Sea.
  • B. Voices in the City
  • C. Bye-bye Blackbird
  • D. The Peacock Garden

Q6: In which year did she won Padma Bhushan?

  • A. 2012
  • B. 2013
  • C. 2014
  • D. 2015

Q7: What is the name of her first novel?

  • A. Cry The Peacock,
  • B. The Artist of Disappearance
  • C. The Zigzag Way
  • D. Diamond Dust and Other Stories

Q8: What is the name of her autobiographical work?

  • A. Games at Twilight
  • B. Clear Light of Day
  • C. Fire on the Mountain
  • D. Cat on a Houseboat

Q9: Her which novel was adopted by Merchant Ivory Productions into an English film by the same name, directed by Ismail Merchant in 1993?

  • A. In custody
  • B. The Peacock Garden
  • C. Voices in the City
  • D. Baumgartner's Bombay

Q10: What is the name her last book in 2011?

  • A. Baumgartner's Bombay
  • B. Diamond Dust and Other Stories
  • C. The Artist of Disappearance
  • D. The Zigzag Way

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