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India Lamp Quiz Grand Finale

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India Lamp Quiz Grand Finale

  1. 1. Grand Finale
  2. 2. Format of the Quiz • Written Round.(6) • Mixed Bag.(16) • Written Round II.(6) • Mixed Bag II.(16) • Written Round III.(6) • Mixed Bag III.(16)
  3. 3. Round 1 Written
  4. 4. • 6 questions. • Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 10 extra.
  5. 5. What the Round is all about???? * You will see visuals of Temples in different parts of India where characters mentioned in Indian Epics have been worshipped. * Just identify the characters. All the best………
  6. 6. Himachal Pradesh II *
  7. 7. The Answer is……..
  8. 8. The Hadimba Devi Temple It is one of the famous Hindu temple in HP and is dedicated to the wife of Bhima. It is also known as the Hidimba Devi Temple. Maharaja Bahadur Singh built the temple in 1533. * II
  9. 9. Poruvazhy, Kollam, Kerala II 1
  10. 10. Daragan, Uttar Pradesh II 2
  11. 11. Deora, Uttarakhand II 3
  12. 12. Kollam district, Kerala II 4
  13. 13. Mysore, Karnataka II 5
  14. 14. Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh II 6
  15. 15. Poruvazhy, Kollam, Kerala II 1
  16. 16. 1 II Temple of Duryodhana There is a famous yet unique temple in Poruvazhy, Kollam. This temple is devoted to Duryodhana. This temple is also called as Malanda Temple.
  17. 17. Daragan, Uttar Pradesh II 2
  18. 18. The Bhishma Temple Located in Allahabad, this temple is dedicated to the great warrior and the people of nearby area worship him. This temple is exactly located in Daraganj near a popular Nagvasuki temple. Bhishma Pitamah was the son of Ganga and this temple has a statue of son of Ganga who is shown sleeping on the bed of arrows. 2 II
  19. 19. Deora, Uttarakhand II 3
  20. 20. Temple of Karna This temple is located in Deora in Uttarakhand and is dedicated to Karna. Karna was also a mythological character. 3 II
  21. 21. Kollam district, Kerala II 4
  22. 22. Temple of Shakuni Located in Kollam, Kerala this temple worships Shakuni for his ‘sattwik gunas’. He is worshiped because of his sattwik elements (positive elements). 4 II
  23. 23. Mysore, Karnataka II 5
  24. 24. Temple of Gandhari This famous temple is situated in Mysore portrays the kindness of Gandhari. Was constructed in 2008 with an estimate of around 2.5 crores. 5 II
  25. 25. Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh II 6
  26. 26. Temple of Ravana Ravana is still worshiped because of his positive qualities. The Ravana temple in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh was believed to be the site which was chosen by Ravana by his own for the construction of Lord Shiva’s temple. 6 II
  27. 27. Round 2 Mixed
  28. 28. • 16 questions. • Infinite Bounce + Pounce. • Score - IB : +10/0 - IP : +10/-05
  29. 29. An honorary member of the Rajya Sabha from 1947-64, who wrote most of his works in the prestige dialect of Hindustani language? Amongst his many works, one of his works centred around Urmila, wife of Lakshmana, from Ramayana, while another of his works revolved around Yashodhara, the wife of Gautama Buddha. II 1
  30. 30. The Answer is……..
  31. 31. Maithili Swaran Gupta 1 II
  32. 32. Where would one find this 'soul of the city’? Precise answer reqd. II 2
  33. 33. The Answer is……..
  34. 34. Matri Mandir in AuroVille 2 II
  35. 35. Find the third person in this exhaustive list. II 3 Odisha : 3 April 1971– 14 June 1972 Meghalaya : 8 December 2001–4 March 2003 14 September 2006 – 23 August 2008
  36. 36. The Answer is……..
  37. 37. Madhu Koda in 2006. Only 3 CM’s to be elected as an Independent Candidiate - Biswanath Das (Orissa) in 1971, S.F. Khonglam (Meghalaya) in 2002 3 II
  38. 38. Brahma's one of the 10 Maanas Putras was Angiraa whose wife Shraddha, was unfaithful to her husband during her pregnancy and as a result she gave birth to a stillborn child. However she repented for her mistake and was able to regain the favor of Angiraa. What was the name given to the child when Angiraa then gave life to it? II 4.
  39. 39. The Answer is……..
  40. 40. Brihaspati 4 II
  41. 41. Called the ‘last British imperialist’ and the last of the ‘brown sahibs’, ostracized by the Indian literati, which controversial writer was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for his biography of Max Muller titled ‘The scholar Extraordinary’? II 5
  42. 42. The Answer is……..
  43. 43. Nirad C. Chaudhuri 5 II
  44. 44. An integral part of art was patronized by the Rajput rulers between the 17th and 19th centuries. It is essentially an aristocratic art, the patrons of which were the rulers who had fine sensibility and a good taste, thus like the best of Europe, it is the art of elite. Influenced by the Bhagavad Purana they portray incidents and scenes from the life of Lord Krishna. What I am talking about? II 6
  45. 45. The Answer is……..
  46. 46. Kangra Painting 6 II
  47. 47. Speech by which politician who had studied in ISI, Kolkata and was a Professor in Harvard University? Speech.mp3 II 7
  48. 48. The Answer is……..
  49. 49. Dr. Subramanian Swamy 7 II
  50. 50. According to Ugrasravas, in one of his writings on Puranas, tells us of a character, born to the virtuous Brahmin couple Visnuyasa and Sumati, spending his childhood in the mystical kingdom of Sambhala, on a bright fortnight of the lunar month of Baisakh. Name this Brahmin boy endowed with the gifts of intelligence, strength and valour. II 8
  51. 51. The Answer is……..
  52. 52. Kalki 8 II
  53. 53. X is a Sahitya Akademi Award winner for a novel adapted to DD and wrote a biography on Y who himself is a gifted writer; his early writings were in English, though later in life he switched to Punjabi, and became a writer of repute in Punjabi literature. Y himself wrote an autobiography related to his actual field of expertise. Name X and Y. II 9
  54. 54. The Answer is……..
  55. 55. X-Bhisam Sahani and Y-Balraj Sahani 9 II
  56. 56. In which area/region (historical) are folk paintings made by a process called “Lipai”, usually done by a caste of professional painters called Chiteras who draw linear patterns etched with fingers on wet and mud plaster on walls? II 10
  57. 57. The Answer is……..
  58. 58. Bundelkhand 10 II
  59. 59. II 11
  60. 60. The Answer is……..
  61. 61. Atal Bihari Vajpaee. Won Parliamentary elections from 6 different constituencies. 11 II
  62. 62. Literally meaning "acting together" this used to be a combined dance drama conducted by the Chakkiyars (a caste among Hindus), who provided the male cast and the Nangiars (women of the Nambiyar caste), playing the female roles. Recently UNESCO honoured this dance drama by declaring the art form as one among the "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity", which should be protected and preserved. This was the first time that the UN body had conferred the heritage status on an art form. Simply identify. II 12
  63. 63. The Answer is……..
  64. 64. “Koodiyattam”, a kind of traditional Sanskrit theatre performed in Kerala 12 II
  65. 65. Just connect: Not exhaustive at all. 1966 - Part.mp3 1971 - Part.mp3 1973 - Part.mp3 1983 - Part.mp3 II 13
  66. 66. The Answer is……..
  67. 67. Gulshan Nanda. Novels adapted into films. Sawan Ki Ghata, Sharmilee, Daag & Bade Dilwala etc. 13 II
  68. 68. II 14
  69. 69. The Answer is……..
  70. 70. Deputy PM’s of India. Sardar Patel 47-50 Morarji Desai 67-69 Charan Singh 77-79 Jagjivam Ram 77-79 Y B Chavan 79-80 Devi Lal 89-91 L.K. Advani 02-04 14 II
  71. 71. X School of Art A mixture of Greek Roman and with elements of Indian and Iranian culture . Their significance lies in the fact that they gave Buddha a human figure. Sculpture were made of Stucco (fine plaster used for coating wall surfaces). Sculptures were less emotional and resembled the Greek gods like Buddha resembling Greek god Apollo. Y School of Art Developed in India. More stress is given to the inner beauty and facial emotions rather than bodily gesture. Sculpture were made of mainly sandstone. Depicted religions of Buddhism , Jainism and Hinduism. II 15
  72. 72. The Answer is……..
  73. 73. Gandhara and Mathura School of Art 15 II
  74. 74. One day of Brahma (the creator of all life and the universe itself) is divided into 10,000 parts called Charana and 1 Charana = 432,000 solar years. So lets just call it X, i.e. X = 432,000 years Now the order and time span of Yugas is as follows 1. Satya Yuga = 4X 2. Treta Yuga = 3X 3. Dwapar Yuga = 2X 4. Kali Yuga = X So now we know that Dwapar is twice the length of Kali and Treta is thrice its length, and hence the name of Yugas. Explanation for what? II 16
  75. 75. The Answer is……..
  76. 76. Treta comes before Dwapar, even when Dwapar means 2 and Treta means 3. And this is one of the many explanations for this. 16 II
  77. 77. Round 3 Written Round II
  78. 78. • 6 questions. • Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 10 extra.
  79. 79. What the Round is all about???? * You will see AMUL Topicals, highlighting different issues (mainly on politics, literature and arts). * Just try to decipher the clues and answer accordingly. All the best………
  80. 80. Id. the three political heavyweights of a particular Indian state. II *
  81. 81. The Answer is……..
  82. 82. * II
  83. 83. Possibly the most hyped by-election in post-independent India. Which constituency? II 1
  84. 84. Id. these two veteran Congressis. II 2
  85. 85. Name this American soap, became popular in India when telecasted Doordarshan in the 80’s. II 3
  86. 86. The 108th Constitutional Amendment Bill, is still pending to pass. Ironically the movie title punned with it is yet to release too. II 4
  87. 87. Id. the personality. II 5
  88. 88. The project was under controversy though it was an misadventure. But it was supposed to be the poster-child of economic liberalization in the country . II 6
  89. 89. Possibly the most hyped by-election in post-independent India. Which constituency? II 1
  90. 90. Allahabad 1 II
  91. 91. Id. these two veteran Congressis. II 2
  92. 92. Sitaram Kesari & P.V. Narsimha Rao 2 II
  93. 93. Name this American soap, became popular in India when telecasted Doordarshan in the 80’s. II 3
  94. 94. Diff’rent Strokes 3 II
  95. 95. The 108th Constitutional Amendment Bill, is still pending to pass. Ironically the movie title punned with it is yet to release too. II 4
  96. 96. Women’s Reservation Bill 4 II
  97. 97. Id. the personality. II 5
  98. 98. Arundhati Roy 5 II
  99. 99. The project was under controversy though it was an misadventure. But it was supposed to be the poster-child of economic liberalization in the country . II 6
  100. 100. Enron 6 II
  101. 101. Round 4 Mixed
  102. 102. • 16 questions. (8 : Clock + 8 : Anti-clock) • Infinite Bounce + Pounce. • Score - IB : +10/0 - IP : +10/-05
  103. 103. Question no.s 1 - 8
  104. 104. ------ [Walls] is a semi-autobiographical novel set against a turbulent political backdrop, deals with prison life in the pre-independence days. The novelist falls in love with a woman sentenced for life who is separated from him by walls. They exchange love-promises standing on two sides of a wall, only to be separated without even being able to say good-bye. The novel was later made into a film with same name with Mammootty playing the novelist. Id. this Padma-award winning novelist. II 1
  105. 105. The Answer is……..
  106. 106. Vaikom Muhammad Basheer 1 II
  107. 107. Id. the Member of the Parliament who was elected in the first general election from Calcutta North West, as RSP supported Independent candidate by defeating Himatsingka Prabhu Dayal of Indian National Congress by a margin of 51,168 votes. Though unfortunately he couldn’t complete, his full tenure in the first Lok Sabha. II 2
  108. 108. The Answer is……..
  109. 109. Meghnad Saha 2 II
  110. 110. This Academy Award winning poet was elected three times as the Member of the Rajya Sabha and also the Vice-Chancellor of Bhagalpur University in the early 1960s. During the Emergency, Jayaprakash Narayan had attracted a gathering of one lakh people at the Ramlila grounds and recited his famous poem : Singhasan Khaali Karo Ke Janata Aaati Hai. His poetry exuded veer rasa, and he has been hailed as a Rashtrakavi. Who? II 3
  111. 111. The Answer is……..
  112. 112. Ramdhari Singh Dinkar 3 II
  113. 113. II 4 According to the Bhagavata Purana, Jaya and Vijaya, gatekeepers at Vaikuntha, one day saw four Kumaras - Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatana and Sanatkumara - had come to meet Vishnu. Thinking of them to be mere children, not manasaputras of Brahma as they actually were, Jaya and Vijaya stopped them at the door. Enraged, the Kumaras cursed the two that they would have to leave Vaikunta and be born as mere mortals on earth. Jaya and Vijaya appealed to Vishnu but indeed, they were born as Hiranyakashipu and Hiranyaksha; Ravana and Kumbhakarna; and Dantavakra and Shishupala, who were the enemies of lord Vishnu on his different avatars. Now why they had become the marked enemies of Lord Vishnu?
  114. 114. The Answer is……..
  115. 115. Vishnu said the curse of the Kumaras could not be reversed. Instead, he gave Jaya and Vijaya two options : either take seven births on earth as a devotee of Vishnu, or take three births on earth as his enemy. Unable to be away from Vishnu for seven births, Jaya and Vijaya chose to be born as his enemy. 4 II
  116. 116. X (seen here with Romanian Premier Nicolae Ceaușescu) served as the President of a premier political institution during the most critical post – independent period of the country; also a noted poet as well, whose collection of poems named ‘Sagar Dekhisa’. Though his chief lyrical creation is still remembered for his sycophancy to a powerful Indian. Id. X. II 5
  117. 117. The Answer is……..
  118. 118. Devakanta Barua 5 II
  119. 119. This Boeing 747-236B, British Airways aircraft is characterized by a typical Indian art form painted in it’s vertical stabilizer-rudder. used specially in attire. Id. the art form. (bigger vis - next slide) II 6
  120. 120. II 6
  121. 121. The Answer is……..
  122. 122. Paithani 6 II
  123. 123. Find out the single-word connection of X along with the following two persons. X’s death on 1351, in the words of the historian Badauni : “The X was freed from his people and they from the X”. But the present historians describe him as one ahead of his time and a man of knowledge. II 7
  124. 124. The Answer is……..
  125. 125. Tughlaq 7 II
  126. 126. II 8 On 2 February 1968, a trial began at Bankshal court, Kolkata under the sixth presidency magistrate Mr. R. L. Mukherjee. Advocate Amal Mitra complained in the court against the accused people, X and Sitangshu Kumar Dasgupta, who were said to have committed an offence punishable under Section 292 of the Indian Penal Code, read with Section 109 IPC (abetment). On 6 March 1968, Amal Mitra presented two witnesses - Samirendra Basu and Kaloboron Ghosh, both residents of Ballygunj. Eventually X and Mr. Dasgupta were convicted, though both party and State Government of West Bengal appealed to the High Court of Kolkata. The High Court upheld the verdict given by Bankshal Court. Subsequently under Supreme Court appeal number 174/1973 for X and Shitangsu Kumar Dasgupta versus Amal Mitra and West Bengal Government, the final verdict of Apex court came out, overturning all the lower court judgments after seventeen long years acquitting X from all charges. Id. X and explain the matter.
  127. 127. The Answer is……..
  128. 128. Samaresh Basu & Prajapati 8 II
  129. 129. Id. the politician, seen here with his wife. II *
  130. 130. The Answer is……..
  131. 131. Biju Patnaik * II
  132. 132. Question no.s 9 - 16
  133. 133. This painting titled - ‘Suppression of the Indian Revolt by the English’ depicted executions carried out by tying victims to the barrels of guns. Id. the painter. II 9
  134. 134. The Answer is……..
  135. 135. Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin 9 II
  136. 136. X once mistaken for a Mexican, once debarred from attending an invitation dinner at Park Avenue because he was carrying a raincoat and also once charged with importing obscene literature into the country because his friend had sent him a copy of PLAYBOY. For certain days he was tormented by gamblers who were convinced that they can see lucky numbers concealed in his creations. He wrote two novels , ‘The Hotel Reviera’ and ‘The Messenger’. But through the tunnel of time it was evident that he was not just an ordinary man. Id. him. II 10
  137. 137. The Answer is……..
  138. 138. Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman 10 II
  139. 139. Which mythological question is being quizzed by the bearded guy to his friend Somnath? Give the answer too. II 11
  140. 140. The Answer is……..
  141. 141. 11 II
  142. 142. Only once, he had been elected as the President of Indian National Congress in 1924. In which session? Name the city which literally means Bamboo Village and has been selected in first phase out of 20 cities, to be developed as a smart city under Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission. II 12
  143. 143. The Answer is……..
  144. 144. Belgaum 12 II
  145. 145. This was an ancient forest mentioned in the epic Mahabharata and the Puranas. It lay on the banks of the Gomati river between the Panchala and the Kosala Kingdom. As the sage Gourmukh destroyed the group of demons and had made them reduced to ashes, within a twinkling of eyes here, so the place was named after his such act. The whole narration of Mahabharata took place here by Sauti, during a conclave of sages headed by Saunaka. Geographically mapping to a presently known location, this is said to be in Sitapur district of UP. Id. the place. II 13
  146. 146. The Answer is……..
  147. 147. Naimisharanya 13 II
  148. 148. X along with some defected MLAs, pulled a political coup to oust the state Government , though the whole plot was masterminded by Congress (I) at a time when Y, the CM was away in the US to undergo a heart surgery. Since Congress was in power at the center and thus their nominee X occupied the CM's post. All the opposition parties criticized the move, leading to a massive anti-Centre protest against the dismissal of the elected government. Y returned from US and wore black clothes and launched a statewide yatra to protest the dismissal of his government. He called it a dharma yuddham. X’s reign as CM lasted 31 days as the central government was forced to reinstall Y as CM – the first instance in political history of India when a dismissed CM was reinstated. This political success gave Y’s party such popularity that they became the second largest party in the Lok Sabha, in the next general election four months later. Id. X and Y. II 14
  149. 149. The Answer is……..
  150. 150. X - Bhaskar Rao & Y - N.T Rama Rao 14 II
  151. 151. ‘Whose’ journey is being depicted in the diagram? X remains only the catalyst in the whole trail. SURYADEB  SATRAJIT  PRASENJIT  JAMBOBAN  X  SATRAJIT  SHATADHANWA  AACRUR II 15
  152. 152. The Answer is……..
  153. 153. Syamantaka 15 II
  154. 154. Id. the voice of this theatre personality, being interviewed by Tarun Tezpal. II 16
  155. 155. The Answer is……..
  156. 156. Ratan Thiyam 16 II
  157. 157. Round 5 Written Round III
  158. 158. • 6 questions. • Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 10 extra.
  159. 159. What the Round is all about???? * You will see locations (inside or outside India) of certain places mentioned in the book-titles, authored by Indian writers. * Additional clues are also given about the book in question. * Just identify the books from the visual and written clues. All the best………
  160. 160. Clue – Widely considered as one of the finest modern works of it’s type, it’s popularity increased manifold after 1988. II *
  161. 161. The Answer is……..
  162. 162. Discovery of India (J.L. Nehru) * II
  163. 163. Clue – The recipient of the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1997, it is loosely based on the Nobel–winning endeavours of a multi-faceted genius who was a polymath, wrote a number of poems and novels, composed songs and also was an amateur artist and mathematician. II 1
  164. 164. Clue – Roli Books, New Delhi has published a new edition of the 1956 novel with 66 of Margaret Bourke- White's photographs highlighting the seminal chapter of the Sub-continent’s history. II 2
  165. 165. Clue – First published in 1970-71, it is the fifth installment in a hugely popular series. Presently, a movie adaptation is on it’s way. II 3
  166. 166. Clue – Written in 1940, this novel looks back in the 1910s, drawing a vivid picture of Muslims during that era. It also charts the downfalls of Mughal emperors and the colonial effects on Indian Muslims. II 4
  167. 167. Clue – This book traces the journey of the son of a policewala from a dingy by-lane to a glitzy-glamorous life. II 5
  168. 168. Clue – It tells the author’s experience of visiting to his land of dreams, at the ripe age of 57. II 6
  169. 169. Clue – The recipient of the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1997, it is loosely based on the Nobel–winning endeavours of a multi-faceted genius who was a polymath, wrote a number of poems and novels, composed songs and also was an amateur artist and mathematician. II 1
  170. 170. The Calcutta Chromosome (Amitav Ghosh) 1 II
  171. 171. Clue – Roli Books, New Delhi has published a new edition of the 1956 novel with 66 of Margaret Bourke- White's photographs highlighting the seminal chapter of the Sub-continent’s history. II 2
  172. 172. Train to Pakistan (Khushwant Singh) 2 II
  173. 173. Clue – First published in 1970-71, it is the fifth installment in a hugely popular series. Presently, a movie adaptation is on it’s way. II 3
  174. 174. Gangtok e Gondogol (Satyajit Ray) 3 II
  175. 175. Clue – Written in 1940, this novel looks back in the 1910s, drawing a vivid picture of Muslims during that era. It also charts the downfalls of Mughal emperors and the colonial effects on Indian Muslims. II 4
  176. 176. Twilight in Delhi (Ahmed Ali) 4 II
  177. 177. Clue – This book traces the journey of the son of a policewala from a dingy by-lane to a glitzy-glamorous life. II 5
  178. 178. Dongri To Dubai (S. Hussain Zaidi) 5 II
  179. 179. Clue – It tells the author’s experience of visiting to his land of dreams, at the ripe age of 57. II 6
  180. 180. A Passage To England (N.C.C.) 6 II
  181. 181. Round 6 Mixed Bag III
  182. 182. • 16 questions. • Infinite Bounce + Pounce. • Score - IB : +10/0 - IP : +10/-05
  183. 183. What resulted due to this playful incident? II *
  184. 184. The Answer is……..
  185. 185. Shiva got a Third Eye II *
  186. 186. Scholars and researchers speculated it long ago. In the late 1990s, an award-winning book on the same subject, substantiated the fact. A recent stage production, directed by Manav Kaul and starring Kalki Koechlin among others, is also based on the same subject. Which ‘fact’, speculated long ago, has been referred to here? II 1
  187. 187. The Answer is……..
  188. 188. Rabindranath Tagore was colour-blind The book - ‘Ranger Rabindranath’ by Ketaki Kushari Dyson and Sushoban Adhikary & the play - ‘Colour Blind’ 1 II
  189. 189. What owes it’s discovery to the 8.0 magnitude earthquake which took place in Nepal and parts of Bihar in 1934? (It was credited to William G. Archer, a British colonial officer) II 2
  190. 190. The Answer is……..
  191. 191. Madhubani Paintings 2 II
  192. 192. Typically portrayed as seated on a red lotus, signifying wealth, she appears having 5 heads with 10 eyes looking in eight directions and ten arms holding all the weapons of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. She is said to be the personification of ‘what’? (bigger vis – next slide) II 3
  193. 193. II 3
  194. 194. The Answer is……..
  195. 195. Gayatri Mantra 3 II
  196. 196. As stated by a former Indian President, this gentleman ‘was one of the greatest modern philosophers of India’. The political party, founded by him, was sparked off in reaction against anti-Bengali rhetoric in Indian politics that characterised Bengalis as infiltrators in Northeast India. It enjoyed a short stint in the spotlight in the mid- eighties when it even won some gram panchayat seats in border districts. Identify the party from its symbol. (vis – next slide) II 4
  197. 197. II 4
  198. 198. The Answer is……..
  199. 199. Amra Bangali 4 II
  200. 200. The Tiffin by Mahtab Narsimhan is a heart-breaking story of a young boy, Kunal who is separated from his mother and is forced to work as a slave in a café. Toronto- based Siver Birch Award-winner Narsimhan penned the story by spinning an intriguing “what if?” scenario to highlight an one-in-six-million mistake. Which awe-inspiring group of people and their daily routine forms the backdrop of this book? Which one-in-six-million mistake is being talked about? II 5
  201. 201. The Answer is……..
  202. 202. Mumbai Dabbawallas & 1 among 6 million lunch box fails to reach it’s proper destination 5 II
  203. 203. Famous as home to the cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples dating from the 8th to 11th centuries, this ancient North-Indian town has been popularly given an epithet to show its similarity to another Indian town. Just identify this town, dotted with artistic sculptures and also it’s popular epithet. (vis – next slide) II 6
  204. 204. II 6
  205. 205. The Answer is……..
  206. 206. 6 II Osian & Khajuraho of Rajasthan
  207. 207. One of the first Sanskrit texts to be translated during the British rule of India in 1794, by Sir William Jones, it was used to formulate the Hindu law by the colonial government. The ‘Calcutta manuscript with Kulluka Bhatta commentary’ is said to be the most authentic of the manuscripts found. What is being talked about? (After B.R. Ambedkar, a similar treatment has been meted out during the JNU-ruckus) II 7
  208. 208. The Answer is……..
  209. 209. Manu Smriti 7 II
  210. 210. A 2nd-Generation member of this political party created history on 4 April 2016. Identify both the political outfit and that politician. II 8
  211. 211. The Answer is……..
  212. 212. Jammu & Kashmir People’s Democratic Party & Mehbooba Mufti 8 II
  213. 213. If traditional sources are to be believed, how this sword-fight between the goddess and the asura are observed presently with much fanfare and revelry? II *
  214. 214. The Answer is……..
  215. 215. Dandiya Dance * II
  216. 216. Regarded as the pioneer in his field, this Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibushan awardee founded X in 1948, on the lines of Punch, which produced celebrated names like Ranga, Kutty and Abu Abraham. But it was forced to close down during the Emergency in 1975. Identify X, founded by that noted Indian who once ellicited the remark – “Don’t spare me, ___”, from the then PM Jawaharlal Nehru. II 9
  217. 217. The Answer is……..
  218. 218. Shankar’s Weekly by K. Shankar Pillai 9 II
  219. 219. After becoming increasingly unhappy with his own work, he was looking for a new direction, and move away from what he called the ‘plastic art’. His elementary school teacher, who on finding him lacking adequate concentration, drew something on the blackboard and asked him to concentrate on it which ultimately helped him immensely. His trips to the caves of Ajanta - Ellora, followed by those to Benaras, Gujarat and Rajasthan, made him realize his role and study Indian culture more closely. What was the result of all these which literally signified his rebirth in the world of art? II 10
  220. 220. The Answer is……..
  221. 221. Bindu series of paintings by S.H. Raza II 10
  222. 222. Found in northern India, it is one of the many shrines built by the erstwhile rulers to celebrate the legends of people like Narayani Devi. What does the shrine celebrate? II 11
  223. 223. The Answer is……..
  224. 224. Sati Shrine 11 II
  225. 225. Manindra, the son with a photo of his father presenting some bulky documents to the then Indian President Giani Zail Singh….Identify the father of Manindra. (bigger vis – next slide) II 12
  226. 226. II 12
  227. 227. The Answer is……..
  228. 228. BP Mandal submitting the Report on the Upliftment of SC/ST, prepared by the Commission headed by him to Gyani Zail Singh 12 II
  229. 229. The 1990-book, an allegory for several problems existing in society, especially in the Indian subcontinent, has been craftily dedicated by the author to his son through this 5-line poem – Zembia, Zenda, Xanadu; All our dreamworlds may come true. Fairy lands are fearsome too. As I wander far from view Read, and bring me home to you. Identify the book and also the ‘dedicatee’. II 13
  230. 230. The Answer is……..
  231. 231. ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ by Rushdie & Zafar 13 II
  232. 232. This group, consisting of Vasakasajja, Virahotkanthita, Svadhinabhartruka, Kalahantarita, Khandita, Vipralabdha, Proshitabhartruka and Abhisarika is the central theme in the Pahari embroidery used to decorate the Chamba Rumal, produced in Chamba, HP. How do we collectively know this group? II 14
  233. 233. The Answer is……..
  234. 234. Ashta Nayika 14 II
  235. 235. Ranked 2nd in a certain list, this particular structure celebrating the legend of the deity painted by Raja Ravi Verma, came into public attention in the recent times because of a blockbuster connection. Identify the deity. Also, explain the connection. II 15
  236. 236. The Answer is……..
  237. 237. Lord Murugan & the Murugan Statue in Malaysia has been featured in the recent Rajni-starrer ‘Kabali’. II 15
  238. 238. A popular quote of a heavyweight politician who started his professional career as a Scientific Assistant in the Department of Defence Production, Pune was “Pehla chunaav harne ke liye, Doosra haraane ke liye aur teesra chunaav jeetne ke liye” . Identify this politician whose legacy is carried forward by his most wellknown protégé. II 16
  239. 239. The Answer is……..
  240. 240. Kanshi Ram 16 II

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