Anita Desai Trivia Quiz: Indian writer and political activist

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Anita Desai Trivia Quiz: Indian writer and political activist

Anita Desai was born on June 1937. She has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize as a writer. She is Emerita John E. Burchard, Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her novel Fire on the Mountain earned the Sahitya Akademi, the Indian National Academy of Letters, an award in 1978. Her novel The Village by the Sea won the British Guardian Prize in 2009.

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For which novel did Anita Desai receive a Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978?

  • The Village by the Sea

  • Fire on the Mountain

  • Clear Light of Day

  • Games at Twilight

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

  • In custody

  • The Peacock Garden

  • Voices in the City

  • Baumgartner's Bombay

What is the name of Anita Desai's last book in 2011?

  • Baumgartner's Bombay

  • Diamond Dust and Other Stories

  • The Artist of Disappearance

  • The Zigzag Way

When was Anita Desai born?

  • 24 June 1937

  • 20 June 1933

  • 24 June 1940

  • 24 July 1937

What is the name of Anita Desai's first novel?

  • The Artist of Disappearance

  • Cry The Peacock

  • The Zigzag Way

  • Diamond Dust and Other Stories

In which year did Anita Desai win Padma Bhushan?

  • 2012

  • 2013

  • 2014

  • 2015

How many times has Anita Desai been shortlisted for the Booker Prize?

  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • 4

What is the name of Anita Desai's autobiographical work?

  • Games at Twilight

  • Clear Light of Day

  • Fire on the Mountain

  • Cat on a Houseboat

What is the actual name of Anita Desai?

  • Amrita Chatterjee

  • Anita Mazumdar

  • Amrita Mazumdar

  • Ankita Mazumdar

For which novel did Anita Desai win the British Guardian Prize?

  • The Village by the Sea

  • Voices in the City

  • Bye-bye Blackbird

  • The Peacock Garden

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