Books and Authors questions are among the most common questions in many exams that test the general awareness of a candidate. We publish several books each year and even each month. To get a complete list of every book that we have thus far is not only not necessary but also very difficult. However, from an exam point of view, we can say that certain books which are famous or are important in some respect or the other, are of utmost importance. In the following section, we have compiled a series of such books. We will also include questions from past papers. We will see descriptions for solutions and names of the most important books for our exams. Let us begin by listing several books and their authors in the below sections. Later we will move onto the solved examples and practice questions.
Books and Authors
Let us start with some of the autobiographies of some of the most influential and famous people of the world:
|Title of the book
|Wings of Fire
|A P J Abdul Kalam
|Truth Love and little Malice
|The Race of My Life
|My Country My life
|L K Advani
|One Life Is Not Enough
|The Test of My Life
|Playing it My Way
|A Shot at History
|Straight From The Heart
|The Z Factor
|My Experiments with Truth
|M K Gandhi
|My Brief History
|The Snowball: Warren Buffett and Business of Life
|The Score of My Life
|Long Walk To Freedom
|Faster Than Lightning: My Autobiography
|It’s Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life
|The Autobiography of An Unknown Indian
|Nirad C Chaudhuri
|Dreams From My Father
|R K Narayan
|Revenue Stamp: An Autobiography
|The Fall of a Sparrow
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Following are some of the questions that were present in the previous year papers of certain graduate level exams. These are either book/author questions or famous quotations from these books:
Previous Year Questions
|“A Thing of Beauty is Joy Forever”
|Playing it my way
|The song “Vande Mataram” has been taken from ______?
|Anandamath (Vande Mataram is a poem written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in the 1870s, which he included in his 1881 novel Anandamath. It was made into a song by Rabindranath Tagore)
|Who is the author of the book Meghdoot?
|________ is regarded as the Patron of Sangam Literature of the Ancient Kingdoms of South India?
|_________ is the author of the book Arthshastra?
|Name the author of the book Ashtadhyayi?
|Whose book is Amar Sonar Bangla?
|Rabindra Nath Tagore
|Name the author of the book – Codex: The Lost Treasure of the Indus
|Which of the four Vedas is related to lyrics?
|Title of the book
|Name of the author
|For Whom the Bell Tolls
|Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
|My Unforgettable Memories
|The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making & Unmaking of Manmohan Singh
|G. B. Shaw
|Man and Superman
|G. B. Shaw
|All About H. Hatterr
|G. V. Desani
|Arms and the Man
|Budhosagor Dhukhor Geisha Aru Mohammed Musa
|Mamore Dhora Tarowal Aru Dukhon Uponyas
|Datal Hatir Une Khowa Howda
|Grand Delusions: A Short of Biography of Kolkata
|Tej Aru Dhulire Dhusarita Prishtha
|A Woman’s Life
|Guy de Maupassant
|To all fighters of freedom, Why Socialism?
|J. P. Narayan
|Shape of things to come
|Jinnah- India, Partition, Independence
To prepare fully, you can easily compile a great big list of books and their authors. One memory trick to not forget is to learn a bit about the book and the author. You can easily do that by using google. Type the name of the book or the author and search. You will be able to easily form a memory map of several books and authors that way.
Pay special attention to religious books, political biographies and landmark books (best sellers, award-winning books etc.). Compile such lists and start preparing for the exams through mock tests.
Q 1: Bama Faustina Soosairaj, is a Tamil, Dalit feminist, committed teacher and novelist. Which of the books has she written?
A) Budhosagor Dhukhor Geisha Aru Mohammed Musa B) Pareja C) Mamore Dhora Tarowal Aru Dukhon Uponyas D) Kurukku
Ans: D) Kurukku
Q 2: Who is the author of the book The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making & Unmaking of Manmohan Singh?
A) Sanjaya Baru B) Indira Goswami C) Kadalapirakottiya Chenkuttuvan D) Rabindra Nath Tagore
Ans: A) Sanjaya Baru