Literature – GK Question & Answers, Writers, Books of Bengali Language and Literature(বাংলা জিকে)

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Here we have classified Literature GK(General Knowledge) questions answers in fifteen groups. 1. English literature GK Questions 2. Bengali literature GK Questions 3. Tamil literature GK Questions 4. Kannada literature GK Questions 5. Telugu literature GK Questions 6. Punjabi literature GK Questions 7. Hindi literature GK Questions 8. Assamese literature GK Questions 9. Gujarati literature GK Questions 10. Malayalam literature GK Questions 11. Marathi literature GK Questions 12. Odia literature GK Questions 13. Urdu literature GK Questions 14. Rajasthani literature GK Questions 15.Kashmiri literature GK Questions 

Except English all these literature are important parts of Indian literature and enriched with its own features around the world

Today we have included important and suggestive gk questions and answers in these groups. All these literature based gk questions discussed here are helpful for all ages and competitive exams.

   Bengali Literature

There are many reputed poets, columnist, authors, short story writers have in history of bengali literature.

Bengali literature are enriched with some great creators of bengal. There are so many great sahityik born in west bengal like Saratchandra Chattopadhyay who also known as ‘Kathashilpi and Anila Debi‘ wrote ‘Pather Dabi‘(পথের দাবী),Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay’s ‘Apur Sansar'(অপুর সংসার),Aranyak‘- Gora and Noukadubi(নৌকাডুবি)creator Viswakobi Rabindranath Tagore also known as ‘Bhanu Sinha’,Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay,Manik Bandyopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay and many more.

There is a pseudonymic (Chhaddanam) index of great bengali writers which you should know as general knowledge for your upcoming competitive exams or quiz contest available which discussed below-

Many bengali novels and stories have been filmed with touch of some outstanding film directors, as Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas, Rituporno Ghosh’s Chokher Bali (casts – Aishwarya Rai, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Raima Sen, Tota Roy Chowdhury).

It is true that bengali literature are so much prosperous with these great men and incomplete without their contribution.

Sunil Gangopadhyay whose penname is Nillohit is one of them wrote ‘Pratham Alo‘. Another literaturist Bimal Kar also contributed to bengali literature through his novels ‘Purno Apurno‘,’Kharkuto‘ etc

Here you will find some great bangali sahityik and their sahitya sristi which is a handy guide for job preparation.

Index Of famous Writers And Books In Bengali Language:

Following are provided is a list of some world famous bengali novels (Uponyas) and its creators name:

Bengali Novels >               Authors >

1. Anandamath,(আনন্দমঠ)DurgeshNandini(দূর্গেশনন্দিনী) — written by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay

2. Gora(গোরা), GhareBaire(ঘরে বাইরে), CharAddhyay, ShesherKabita(শেষের কবিতা), Noukadubi — written by Rabindranath Tagore(রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর)

3. MadhabiKanan — written by Ramesh Chandra Dutta

4. Pather Dabi, Shesh Prashna(শেষ প্রশ্ন)— written by Saratchandra Chattopadhyay

5. Apur Sansar, Pather Panchali(It has been filmed by Satyajit Roy), Aranyak, Debjan — written by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay

6. Ganadebota,(গণদেবতা) Nagini Kanyar Kahini, Hansuli Banker Upakatha(হাঁসুলি বাকের উপকথা)— written by Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay

7. Putul Nacher Itikatha(পুতুল নাচের ইতিকথা), Dibaratrir Kabya, Padma Nadir Majhi(পদ্মা নদীর মাঝি) — written by Manik Bandyopadhyay

8. Jagari(জাগরী) — written by Satinath Bhaduri

9. Antarjali Jatra(অন্তর্জলি যাত্রা) —written by Kamal Kumar Majumder

10. Ekhon Amar Kono Asukh Nei, Rubi Kokhon Asbe(রুবি কখন আসবে) — written by Sandipan Chattopadhyay

11. Jibon Je Rokom(জীবন যে রকম), Prathom Alo, Sei Samay — written by Sunil Gangopadhyay

12. Uttar Jahnabi, Aleek Manush(অলীক মানুষ), Trinabhumi(তৃণভুমি)— written by Syed Mustafa Siraj

13. Panchajanya(পান্চজন্য) — written by Gajendrakumar Mitra

14. Ghunpoka(ঘুণপোকা) — written by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

15. Purno Apurno(পূর্ন অপূর্ন), Kharkuto(খরকূটো) — written by Bimal Kar

16. Banpalashir Padabali(বনপলাশীর পদাবলী), Dweeper Naam Tiarong — written by Ramapada Chowdhury

17. Mirar Dupur(মীরার দূপুর), Baaro Ghar Ek Uthon, Ei Taar Puroshkar(এই তার পুরস্কার) —written by Jotirindra Nandi

18. Manusher Gharbari(মানুষের ঘরবাড়ি), Aloukik Jalajan(অলৌকিক জলযান), Nilkantho Pakhir Khonje —written by Atin Bandyopadhyay

19. Kheladhula(খেলাধূলা) — written by Basudeb Dasgupta

20. Dubjaley Jetuku Praswas(ডুবজলে যেটুকু প্রশ্বাস) —written by Malay Roy Chowdhury

21. Brikhu, Bramhavargav Puran — written by Kamal Chakraborty

22. Matam — written by Barin Ghoshal

23. Suryaheen(সূর্যহীন) — written by Arupratan Ghosh

24. Herbert(হারবার্ট) — written by Nabarun Bhattacharya

25. Lohitparer Upakatha(লোহিতপারের উপকথা) — written by Samar Deb

26. Tungabhadrar Tire(তুঙ্গভদ্রার তীরে) —written by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay

GK Quiz Question Answers

1. Who is the author of the book ‘Noukadubi’?

Ans:- Rabindranath Tagore

2. Who is the writer of the bengali novel ‘Aranyak’?

Ans:- Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyaya

3. For which novel Satinath Bhaduri was awarded the Rabindra Puraskar in 1950?

Answer : Jaagari

4. In 1951 Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay was awarded Rabindra Puraskar for which novel?

Answer : Ichhamati

5. For which bengali novel Tarashankar Bandopadhyay was awarded the Rabindra Puraskar in 1955?

Answer : Arogya Niketan

6. In which year Samarendranath Sen was awarded the Rabindra Puraskar for Biggnaner Itihaas?

Answer : 1956

7. For which Bengali poetry Premendra Mitra was awarded the Rabindra Puraskar in 1958?

Answer : Sagar Theke Phera

8. For which novel Pramathanath Bishi was awarded the Rabindra Puraskar in 1960?

Answer : Carry Saheber Munsi

9. For which Bengali novel Banaphool or Balaichand Mukhopadhyay was awarded Rabindra Puraskar in 1962?

Answer : Hate Bazare

10. For which Bengali novel Bimal Mitra was awarded Rabindra Puraskar in 1964?

Answer : Kadi Diye Kinlam

11. In which year Sukumar Sen was awarded Rabindra Puraskar for bengali book Bharatiya Shahityer Itihaas?

Answer : 1965

12. When Shachindra Nath Bose was awarded Rabindra Puraskar for Pragaitihasik Manus?

Answer : 1965

13. When Ashapurna Devi received Rabindra Puraskar for her Bengali novel Pratham Pratishruti?

Answer : 1966

14. Leela Majumdar’s Aar Konokhane bengali book received Rabindra Puraskar in which year?

Answer : 1969

15. The famous Bengali writer Buddhadeb Basu was awarded Rabindra Puraskar for which poetry?

Answer : Swagato Biday in 1974

16. For which writings Amitava Dasgupta received Rabindra Puraskar in 1999?

Answer : Amaar Nirabota, Amaar Bhasha(poetry)

17. For which bengali poetry Shankha Ghosh received Rabindra Puraskar in 1989?

Answer : Dhum Legechhe Hrit-kamale

18. For which bengali writings Annandashankar Roy received Rabindra Puraskar in 2000?

Answer : Nabbai Periye

19. In which year Pratul Chandra Rakshit received Rabindra Puraskar for Periye Elam?

Answer : 1995

20. For which bengali poetry Achintyakumar Sengupta received Rabindra Puraskar in 1975?

Answer : Uttarayan

21. In which year Narayan Sanyal received Rabindra Puraskar for Aparupa Ajanta?

Answer : 1969

22. For which bengali novel Sharadindu Bandopadhyay received Rabindra Puraskar in 1967?

Answer : Tungabhadrar Teere

23. Who are the first winners of Rabindra Puraskar or Rabindra Smriti Puraskar the highest honorary literary award in West Bengal?

Answer : Satinath Bhaduri and Niharranjan Ray

24. Who is the Bengali author to receive the first Ananda Puraskar in 1958?

Answer : Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay

25. In which year Syed Mujtaba Ali received Ananda Puraskar?

Answer : 1961

26. For which bengali literary work Sudhir Dutta rereived the most recent Ananda Puraskar in 2016?

Answer : Tabu Moi o Shrestho Kobitaguccho

27. Who is the first awardee of the Bankim Puraskar in 1975?

Answer : Prabodh Chandra Sen

28. For which literary work Rabindranath Tagore received the Nobel Prize in 1913?

Answer : Gitanjali

29. What are the notable Bengali Novels written by Rabindranath Tagore-

Answer : Char Odhay, Chaturanga, Noukadubi, Ghare Baire, Nashtanir, Chokher Bali, Gora, Shesher Kobita, Yogayog

30. What are the notable Bengali poetries written by Rabindranath Tagore- 

Answer : Sonar Tari, Gitanjali, Balaka, Manasi, Gitimalya, Bhanusinher Padabali

 

Punjabi Literature

GK Quiz Question & Answer

1. For which literary work Giani Gurdit Singh was awarded UNESCO prize for Punjabi literature?

Answer : Tith Tihar in 1960

2. For which literary work Giani Gurdit Singh was awarded UNESCO prize for Punjabi literature?

Answer : Mera Pind da Jiwan in 1967

3. The famous punjabi Qissa ‘Heer Ranjha’ written by which author?

Answer : Waris Shah

4. The ‘Janamsakhis’ prose literature describes about which great person?

Answer : Guru Nanak

5. Mirza Sahiba was written by which great author?

Answer : Hafiz Barkhudar

6. Who wrote Qissa Puran Bhagat?

Answer : Qadaryar

7. Chandi di Var was written by which great person?

Answer : Guru Gobind Singh

8. The Jangnama was written by which author?

Answer : Shah Mohammad

9. First Punjabi dictionary was published in which year?

Answer : 1854

10. Agg The Khed was written by which great novelist?

Answer : Nanak Singh

11. Chitta Lahu was written by which author?

Answer : Nanak Singh

12. Nanak Singh was awarded 1962 Sahitya Akademi Award for which novel?

Answer : Ik Mian Do Talwaran

13. Mention three famous Poems written by Puran Singh?

Answer : Khule Maidan, Khule Ghund, Khule Asmani Rang

14. Which kind of poet Sultan Bahu was?

Answer : Punjabi Sufi poet

15. ‘Sisters of The Spinning Wheel’ written by which poet?

Answer : Puran Singh

16. Who is known by Father of Modern Punjabi Poetry?

Answer : Mohan Singh

17. Who is the author of Mirza Sahiba?

Answer : Hafiz Barkhudar

18. Shareef Kunjahi was the writer of which poetry in Gurumukhi language?

Answer : Jagrate, published in 1958

19. Nawan Jahan was written by which writer?

Answer : Dhani Ram Chatrik

20. For which literary work Kulwant Singh Virk awarded Sahitya Akademi Award in 1967?

Answer : Nave Lok- Short Story

Malayalam Literature

GK Quiz Question & Answer

1. Who is known as the father of Malayalam language and Malayalam literature?

Answer : Ezhuthachan

2. Which is the earliest known literary work in Malayalam language?

Answer : Ramacharitam which is a epic poem

3. What is Manipravalam?

Answer : Manipravalam is a form of literature which is a mixture of Sanskrit and Malayalam

4. Balyakalasakhi is a famous and romantic novel written by which Malayali author?

Answer : Vaikom Muhammad Basheer

5. Jnanappana is written by which famous poet?

Answer : Poonthanam Nambudiri

6. Nalacharitham is written by which famous writer?

Answer : Unnayi Variyar

7. In which year V. M. Basheer was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award?

Answer : 1970

8. Who is the first recepient of the literary Vallathol Award?

Answer : Pala Narayanan Nair who received this award in 1991

9. Which is the first short story in Malayalam literature?

Answer : Vasanavikriti by V. K. Nayanar

10. Who is the author of Ghathakawadham?

Answer : Rev. Richard Collins

11. Chemmeen is a Malayalam novel written by which famous author?

Answer : Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai

12. Pazhamcholmala is written by which famous author?

Answer : Herman Gundert

13. For which novel Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai received the literary Jnanpith Award in 1984?

Answer : Kayar

14. Who wrote Chakki Chankaram?

Answer : P. Rama Kurup

15. Who wrote Kesaviyam?

Answer : K. C. Kesava Pillai

16. Who is the first recipient of Vallathol Award in 1991?

Answer : Pala Narayanan Nair

17. Who is the author of Rukmangatha Charitham?

Answer : Pandalam Kerala Varma

18. Who is the first recipient of Ezhuthachan Award

Answer : Sooranad Kunjan Pillai in 1993

19. Who is the author of ‘Sri Yesu Vijayam’?

Answer : Kattakkayam Cherian Mappila

20. Who is the recipient of Kunhiraman Nair literary award in 1997?

Answer : K. Satchidanandan

21. ‘Kesari’ is the pseudonym of which famous author?

Answer : Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar

22. Adhyathmaramayanam epic was written by which great Malayalam writer?

Answer : T. Ramanujan Ezhuthachan

23. Who is the founder of Thullal?

Answer : Kanchan Nambiar

24. Varthamanapustakam is written by which literary figure?

Answer : Paremmakkal Thoma Kathanar

25. Who is the recipient of Jnanpith Award in Malayalam Literature in 1984?

Answer : Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai

26. Who wrote A Malayalam-English Dictionary in Malayalam language?

Answer: Herman Gundert

27. Who is the recipient of Basheer Award in 2009?

Answer : Rafeeq Ahammed for Aalmara

28. Who is the author of the Malayalam book ‘Grammar of Malayalam’ published in 1876?

Answer : Vaikkam Patchu Moothathu

29. Who wrote the first ever historical novel Marthandavarma in Malayalam?

Answer : C. V. Raman Pillai

30. Indulekha the famous Malayalam novel written by which author?

Answer : O. Chandhu Menon

Gujarati Literature

GK Quiz Question Answers

1. Mainly Gujarati literature is divided in three eras, they are –

Answer : Early era, Medieval era and Modern era

2. The Gujarati literature is heavily influenced by –

Answer : The Jainas

3. The actual journey of Gujarati literature began with –

Answer : Poet Hemachandra in 11th century

4. The Medieval Gujarati literature was heavily enriched by –

Answer : Narsinh Mehta

5. The very first Dictionary ‘Narmakosh’ in Gujarati language was composed and compiled by –

Anzwer : Narmad

6. Which is known to  be the original novel in Gujarati literature?

Answer : Karan Ghelo by Nandshankar Mehta

7. Which Gujrati novelist’s novel was mostly admired in Pandit Yug?

Answer : Saraswatichandra by Govardhanram Tripathi

8. Who is the first Sahitya Akademi Award winner for Gujarati literature in 1955?

Answer : Mahadev Desai for the memoirs Mahadev Bhaini Diary

9. Famous Gujarati poet Kamal Vora received the most recent Sahitya Akademi Award in 2016 for which literary work?

Answer : For the poetry Anekanek

10. Who is the first recipient of India’s highest literary Jnanpith Award for Gujarati literature?

Ans: Umashankar Joshi in 1967

      Odia Literature

GK Quiz Question & Answer

1. The basic development of Odia literature is influenced by –

Answer : Charyapada

2. Which is regarded as the first prose in Odia literature?

Answer : Rudrasudhanidhi by Abhadutta Narayan Swami

3. One of the most notable literary work in pre-sarala period is –

Answer : Gorakh Samhita

4. Which is considered as the Golden Age in Odia literature?

Answer : The reign of Gajapatis

5. Who is regarded as the Adikabi in history of Odia literature?

Answer : Kapilendra Deva

6. For which literary work Sarala Das is known for?

Answer : Translation of Mahabharata

7. How Chintamani Das contributed Odia literature?

Answer : He was awarded by Sahitya Akademi Samman and wrote some valuable literary works like Usha, Barabati, Manishi Nilkantha etc.

8. The first newspaper published in Odia language is –

Answer : Utkala Deepika

9. The modern Odia language is mostly influenced by –

Answer : Sanskrit language

10. Who is the first recipient of both Sahitya Akademi Award and Jnanpith Award for Odia literature?

Ans: Gopinath Mohanty received first award in 1955 for novel Amrutara Santan and received Jnanpith in 1973

        Assamese Literature

GK Quiz Question and Answers

1. Who is the first recipient of India’s highest literary Jnanpith Award in Assamese language?

Ans: Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya in 1979

2. The Assamese language was first reflected in which historic piece of literature?

Ans: Charyapadas

3. Who is the pioneer of short story a form of Assamese literature?

Ans: Lakshminath Bejbaroa

4. What is the first Assamese novel?

Answer: Mirijiyori published in 1894

5. When was the first Assamese-English dictionary published?

Ans: 1867

 

 

 

 

 

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