A Quiz on Indian Literature

The Guardian features a quiz on the literature of the subcontinent to mark the occasion of 60 years of India’s independence from British rule. It’s an elegant mix ranging from the unmistakable to the unguessable. Sample questions include:

Who said “the ironic proposition that India’s best writing since independence may have been done in the language of the departed imperialists is simply too much for some folks to bear”?


The uncle of the two central characters Arundhati Roy’s Booker prize-winning The God of Small Children runs which kind of business?

You can take the quiz here.

I scored 10 out of a possible 12, earning a badhai (congratulations).  Do check out the quiz to find whether you earn the title of Guru-ji of Indian lit.


2 responses to “A Quiz on Indian Literature

  1. I only knew the answer to the first one. 😦

    But haven’t yet read all the books on the list.

  2. Blue: I’m guessing that by the time you leave India, you’ll score a perfect 12…

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