Ibrahim Adilshah II is remembered for trying to
bring in cultural harmony through music and other
fine arts. His book, “Kitab-E-Navras” in the
Dakhani language is a collection of 59 poems and
seventeen couplets. According to his court poet
Zuhuri, the book was written to introduce the
theory of nine rasas to people who had only a
Persian background. The book starts with a
prayer to __________ . Identify
bhaka nyari nyari bhava ek kaha turuk kaha barahaman
nouras soor juga joti ani saroguni yusat _____ mata
ibrahim parasada bhayi dooni
• Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wodeyar .
Richest contestants of the Lok Sabha elections
• What much-in-the-news institute's 50 year
celebrations included this Indianized version
of the song Summer of 69? It was sung and
composed by then relatively unknown artists
X and Y, respectively. Name them.
This writer, born Venkatalakshmi, was a doctor
and published several books like “Vadhuvigondu
Kivimaatu” for young women on health and social
issues. Identify this author who has an award
named after her, instituted by the Government of
Karnataka, for medical literature in Kannada.
Her body of work comprises of 20 novels, 8
collections of short stories.
• In the year 1947 the Residency ceased to exist
and the premises of Residency in Bangalore
therefore came to be called 'Raj Bhavan'.
However the residency was vacant till 1964.
• The Maharaja JCW, the first governor, stayed
in the Bangalore Palace
The first-ever Kannada audio tape released in
1978 was titled “X”. The cassette(album, if you
will) was a run away hit and the title song is still
popular . The lyrics of the title track is written by
the Poet Y, who is a Geologist by profession and
is famous for his bhaavageethEs. Identify X and
Identify the 2 institutions associated with these
Rangayana – the theater institute from Mysore
Ninasam - Nilakanteshwara NAtyaseva SAMgha,
an organisation dedicated to the dissemination of
Theatre and Culture in Heggodu
• This is one of the notable film roles of a popular
television/theater actor from his younger days. Identify the
actor. A lesser known fact about him is that up until the
release of Ramachari, he had worked on every Ravichandran
film rendering a specific service. In what capacity did he work
in these movies?
• Srinivas Prabhu, dubbed the voice of
Ravichandran. Ravi mama didn't speak
Kannada all that well (still doesn't)
• Of the 10 new districts added to Karnataka
since 1997, only one was carved out of three
different districts (rest were all created from
one each). Contextually speaking, if Shimoga
and Bellary are lesser known of the
three, name the third as well as the new
district thus formed.
Rashtrakavi M. Govindapai is the author of
the following poems(khanda kaavyas)- the
theme of each of these poems dealt with
the last day(s) of 3 proponents of peace.
1. X– Last Days of ___
2. Vaishaka - Last Days of ____
3. Dehali - Last Days of ______.
Fill in the three blanks. No need to identify
• Identify this place with a sad history that has today
become a tourist spot
• Saat Kabr – 60 graves of Bijapur chieften Afzal
• Excerpt from a newspaper article
• “An avid football fanatic, he owes his broken nose
to the game, dating back to his college days.
"The ball directly hit his face while playing on the
college ground. His nose is still not fixed. Even
today his hand inadvertently reaches out to the
nose whenever he remembers college" recollects
MS Karuna, a friend from college. ”
• Who are we talking about who coincidentally
goes by the nickname Tipu?
The following is taken from an interview of Poet X,
where he talks about his conversation with Director
Y says “Kannada language has lots of limitations, it
is a 'daridra' language, one cannot express certain
words/phrases in Kannada as in Urdu; E.g., look at
the phrase 'Magar yoonhi' from Kabhi Kabhie Mere
Dil Mein, one cannot write Magar Yunhi in
Kannada. The Ghazal feel of Urdu cannot be
recreated in Kannada”. What song did X write to
prove Y wrong?
The National award winning Marathi film Jogwa
deals with the Devadasis belonging to the ____ cult
of Karnataka. The people of this cult are followers
of a deity, popularly believed to be sage
Jamadagni‟s wife, whose name translates to
“mother of all”. Identify the cult.(the deity has
several alternate names, but only the answer fitting
with the above description is accepted as the right
Set-up in 2007, the Nrupatunga Award carries
a purse of seven lakh one rupees (five lakh one
rupees at its inception) along with a citation
and is awarded to eminent writers from the
state. Past winners have included, Sara
Aboobacar, Bargur Ramachandrappa, G S
Shivarudrappa, Kalburgi etc.
Question: Who sponsors the award money and
why is the extra one rupee added to the
• One more than Jnanapitha Award
• But it has been playing catch-up ever since its
inception. By the time the award was
instituted, the Jnanpitha award amount had
been increased to 7 lakh, and now when
Nrupathunga increased their purse, Jnanpitha
award amount has gone up to rupees 11 lakh
The image show artist‟s depiction of what is touted(by
a few followers) as the world‟s first parliament. This
parliament criticized the meaningless differentiation of
human beings as high or low based on
The “parliament” finds mention in the 12th century
works of this philosopher(identify) and believe that this
place popularised the idea of dasoha(eating together).
Name the parliament and the saint/philosopher and
identify the lady.
Praja Paksha was founded by X and Shri Deshamudra
Mallappa in 1930 and demanded responsible
government under the aegis of Maharaja of Mysore.
Later, the party merged with another similar organization
to form the Praja Samyukta party - which famously
dubbed the Congress as a “Party of Brahmins”. Funnily,
In 1932 the party merged with the Mysore State
Congress and widened the social base of the Congress.
Identify X who later went onto become the governor of
MP and famously administered the oath of acting
Governor for 15 days to Chief Justice Shri Dixit in order
to avoid speaking in Hindi during the address at the
• Connect the following (far from exhaustive list) to a
semi-nomadic community in Karnataka.
• Vidhana Soudha
• Sonali Bendre
• Mysore Pak
• Juhi Chawla
• Elizabeth Rani
• High Court
• One By Two
• Janata Dala
• Jackie Shroff
• Love You
• Post Office
• Deluxe Express
• Names of members of the Hakki-Pikki (hunting
gathering) nomadic tribe. People are named after
things from daily life - objects around them, places
they visit, or anything that catches their fancy.
• The town of X, in Karnataka, was a typical
poor town before 1983 when the existence of
granite was first discovered in the mountains
adjacent to it. The mountains have ruby red
coloured granite which is now known as X
granite. This has led to its becoming a major
mining and quarrying center today. Prior to
this discovery, what was the town's only claim
to fame and also one of its major sources of
income? It still is what the town is most
popularly associated with.
• Usha Navarathnaram, the author on whose
work the film is based
The Dharam Singh government constituted the
Prof. Shivarudrappa Committee, which was
forced to choose between C Ashwath‟s and
Mysooru Ananthaswamy‟s work. The
committee chose Mysooru Ananthaswamy (and
everyone forgot about Huligol Narayana Rao)
What are we talking about? Why is H
Narayana mentioned here?
The tune for the Karnataka State
song, Jayabharata Jananiya ThanuhjaathE
H. Narayana Rao penned Udayavagli Namma
Cheluva Kannada Nadu, the song considered as
the „original‟ state song
Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary in Bellary was formed in
1994 for preservation of Indian Sloth Bears. A British
Government notification way back in 1885 had named
a hillock in the present Daroji Bear sanctuary area
Karadikallu Gudda or the hillock of the bears. The
santuary is spread over Billikallu reserve forest area,
a place always known for bears. Local legends
however go back a few thousand years and associate
the presence of bears in the area to a mythical deity.
Id the deity
Avatar Prabhu‟s first work is a first person
narrative and is organised into in four parts
named after the 4 Vedic qualities associated with
the stages of life.
1. The Beginings of Wisdom, or, Encounters with Dharma
2. Turning Away the Dogs of God, or, in the Time of Artha
3. Delicious Undertakings, or, the Rule of Kama
4. Endless Laughter, or, The Moksha Express
The book according to a Publisher‟s Weekly
review is an account of Vijay‟s single minded
pursuit of sex and is more often fueled by
apolitical lust. ID the book and how do we better
know the author?
Gurudutt and the ace cinematographer V K
Vaddaraadhane by Shivakotiacharya in AD 920 is
the first available prose work in Kannada.
It contains nineteen stories which gives a
detailed description of the life of Bhadrabahu
and other Jain Acharyas. Of these, one story
deals with a list of eighteen items served to a
brahmachari who visits the home of a lady.
This story is often cited as evidence in the
settling of a longstanding South Indian debate as
it contains the oldest known written record of
• The priests at X
– Brahmins from coastal Karnataka.
– Known as Bhattas.
– Head priest is Mula Bhatta
– Current head priest is Sri Mahabaleshwara Bhatta
– For a brief period in 2009, came under attack from
Maoists, were paraded naked in the streets
• Priests at Y
– Belong to Veerashaiva Jangam community
– Known as Lingacharyas
– Head priest given the title Rawal
– Current Rawal Sri Vageesha Lingacharya from Harihara
– In June 2013, there were concerns among the priests’
families regarding their safety – they were all found to be
• X – Pashupathinath in Nepal
• Y – Kedarnath in U.P
These are heavy metallic anklets worn by the
performers of a folk dance that is primarily a form of
spirit worship. It has a close resemblance to Theyyam, a
ritual form of worship common among Keralites of
Name the ritual/dance form
Name the anklets