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Here’s a list of important Books and Authors for competitive exams. We have divided the entire list into fiction, non-fiction, biographies, novels, award-winning novels, critically acclaimed books, etc.


Q.1. ‘Gita Govinda’ is written by

(a) Valmiki
(b) Jaya Dev
(c) Tulsidas
(d) Sharan Gupta

(b) Jaya Dev


Q.2. ‘Eight Lives’ is a book written by

(a) Raja Ramana
(b) Savita Ambedkar
(c) Mahesh Yogi
(d) Raj Mohan Gandhi

(d) Raj Mohan Gandhi


Q.3. Who is the author of “Unhappy India”?

(a) Vikram Seth
(b) Lala Lajpath Roy
(c) Chethan Bhagath
(d) None of these

(b) Lala Lajpath Roy


Q.4. India of Our Dreams is a book written by

(a) Dr S Radhakrishnan
(b) M V Kamath
(c) Dr Rajendra Prasad
(d) Dr C Subramaniam

(b) M V Kamath


Q.5. The famous book ‘Anna Karenina’ written by?

(a) Boris Pasternak
(b) Victor Hugo
(c) Lewis Carroll
(d) Leo Tolstoy

(d) Leo Tolstoy


Q.6. Who is the author of the book – ‘Preparing for the Twenty-First Century’?

(a) Larry Collins
(b) V S Naipul
(c) V R Krishna Iyer
(d) Paul Kennedy

(d) Paul Kennedy


Q.7. Who is the author of famous book ‘The Judgement’?

(a) Anthony Mascarenhasa
(b) R Vankataraman
(c) Kuldip Nayar
(d) Janardhan Turkur

(c) Kuldip Nayar


Q.8. Who is the author of the book ‘Freedom Behind Bars’?

(a) Kiran Bedi
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Sheikh Abdullah
(d) Nelson Mandela

(a) Kiran Bedi


Q.9. The book ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ was written by

(a) Alexandra Dumas
(b) Charles Lamb
(c) Charles Dickens
(d) Jonathan Swift

(d) Jonathan Swift


Q.10. Which of the books is written by Kapil Dev?

(a) One day Wonders
(b) Cricket – My Style
(c) Twenty Years at the top
(d) Cricket- Favourite Game

(b) Cricket – My Style


Q.11. Who is the author of the famous book Midnight’s Children?

(a) Salman Rushdie
(b) Vikram Seth
(c) V S Naipaul
(d) Nayantara Sehgal

(a) Salman Rushdie


Q.12. Who is the author of the book ‘The Future of Freedom’?

(a) Richard Wolfee
(b) Peter Hudson
(c) Tamara Lipper
(d) Fareed Zakaria

(d) Fareed Zakaria


Q.13. Who is the author of All the Prime Minister Men?

(a) Janardan Thakur
(b) Romesh Thapar
(c) Kamla Chattopadhyaya
(d) Khushwant Singh

(a) Janardan Thakur


Q.14. Who has written the book ‘The Famished Road’?

(a) Ian Austin
(b) V S Naipaul
(c) Ben Okri
(d) Zola Emile

(c) Ben Okri


Q.15. Na Khatma Hone Wali Kahani is the autobiography of

(a) T N Sheshan
(b) Amitabh Bachchan
(c) Sonia Gandhi
(d) V P Singh

(d) V P Singh


Q.16. Who has written the book ‘Kashmir – Behind the Vale’?

(a) L Ramdas
(b) Lt) Gen Dipendra Singh
(c) M J Akbar
(d) Lt Gen) S C Sardeshpande

(c) M J Akbar


Q.17. Who has written the famous book ‘Mankind and Mother Earth’?

(a) Arnold Toynbee
(b) Leo Tolstoy
(c) John Ruskin
(d) Bertrand Russel

(a) Arnold Toynbee


Q.18. Who is the author of the Book ‘My Presidential Years’?

(a) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
(b) R Venkataraman
(c) Dr Rajendra Prasad
(d) Dr S Radhakrishnan

(b) R Venkataraman


Q.19. Which of the following Newspapers are published in Bengali Language?

(a) Lok Satta
(b) Pratap
(c) Din Mani
(d) Jugantar

(d) Jugantar


Q.20. My Music, My Life’s is the autobiography of

(a) Pt ShivkumarSharma
(b) Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
(c) Pt Ravi Shankar
(d) Ustad Zakir Hussain

(c) Pt Ravi Shankar


Q.21. Who is the author of the book ‘No Full Stops in India’?

(a) Raj Mohan Gandhi
(b) Shyam lal
(c) E M Forster
(d) Mark Tully

(d) Mark Tully


Q.22. Who was the author of the famous work “A Contributions to the critic of Political Economy?

(a) Adam Smith
(b) John Lock
(c) Karl Marx
(d) Thomas Penn

(c) Karl Marx


Q.23. Who wrote the book Milkman?

(a) Anna Burns
(b) Margret Atwood
(c) Hilary Mantel
(d) None of the above

(a) Anna Burns


Q.24. Which of the following writers received a joint Booker Prize in 2019?

(a) Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo
(b) Hilary Mantel and Anna Burns
(c) Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai
(d) None of the above

(a) Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo


Q.25. Which of the following books have been written by Margret Atwood?

(a) The handmaid’s tale
(b) The testaments
(c) The blind assassin
(d) All of the above

(d) All of the above


Q.26. Who wrote the book Life of Pi?

(a) Yann Martel
(b) George Saunders
(c) Salman Rushdie
(d) Amitav Ghosh

(a) Yann Martel


Q.27. Which of the following books have been written by V.S. Naipaul?

(a) In a Free State
(b) An Area of Darkness
(c) The Loss of El Dorado
(d) All of the above

(d) All of the above


Q.28.The author of the book Waiting for the Mahatma is

(a) N.A. Palkhiwala
(b) Amrita Pritam
(c) R.K. Narayan
(d) Manohar Malgonkar

(c) R.K. Narayan


Q.29. India of our dream’s is a book written by

(a) Dr.S. Radhakrishnan
(b) M.V.Kamath
(c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(d) Dr.C. Subramaniam

(b) M.V.Kamath


Q.30. Who is the author of Tom Sawyer?

(a) John Ruskin
(b) Leo Tolstoy
(c) Mark Twain
(d) William Shakespeare

(c) Mark Twain


Q.31. Mrichchhakatika was written by

(a) Banabhatta
(b) Kalhana
(c) Vikramaditya
(d) Shudraka

(d) Shudraka


Q.32. The book Satanic Verses was written by

(a) William Golding
(b) Salman Rushdie
(c) Gunnar Myrdal
(d) Gunnar Myrdal

(b) Salman Rushdie


Q.33. The book Lolita is written by

(a) Leo Tolstoy
(b) Boris Pasternak
(c) Vladimir Nabakov
(d) None of these

(c) Vladimir Nabakov


Q.34. The book Light That Failed was written by

(a) T.S. Eliot
(b) Amrita Pritam
(c) John Ruskin
(d) Rudyard Kipling

(d) Rudyard Kipling


Q.35. The first History Book was written by

(a) Aristotle
(b) Euclid
(c) Herodotus
(d) Julius Caesar

(d) Julius Caesar


Q.36. Who is the Author of The Name of the Rose?

(a) John Steinbeck
(b) William Shakespeare
(c) Umberto Eco
(d) J K Rowling

(c) Umberto Eco


Q.37. Who has written Shakuntala?

(a) Kalidasa
(b) Kabir
(c) Tulisidas
(d) None of these

(a) Kalidasa


Q.38. Who among the following wrote the book Bahubivah?

(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
(c) Pandita Rambai
(d) Rabindranath Tagore

(b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar


Q.39. The book ‘To Live or Not Live’ was written by

(a) V S Naipaul
(b) Alexandra Dumas
(c) George Elliot
(d) Nirad C Chaudhuri

(d) Nirad C Chaudhuri


Q.40. The Author of India Divided is

(a) Rajendra Prasad
(b) V V Giri
(c) F A Ahmed
(d) Zail Singh

(a) Rajendra Prasad


Q.41. The author of Business @ Speed of Thought is

(a) Dick Fransis
(b) John Gray
(c) Bill Gates
(d) David Baldexi

(c) Bill Gates


Q.42. In which languages did Jean Paul Sartre write his books?

(a) Greek
(b) French
(c) Spanish
(d) Russian

(b) French


Q.43. Who wrote the line: ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’?

(a) John Keats
(b) Robert Browing
(c) P B Shelley
(d) William Wordsworth

(a) John Keats


Q.44. ‘The Naked Face’, a very popular book is written by

(a) Dominique Lapierre
(b) Larry Collins
(c) Sidney Sheldon
(d) Juan Benet

(c) Sidney Sheldon


Q.45. Who wrote the famous book – ‘We the people’?

(a) T N Kaul
(b) J R D Tata
(c) Khushwant Singh
(d) Nani Palkhivala

(d) Nani Palkhivala


Q.46. Who among the following is the author of the book India Remembered?

(a) J K Rowling
(b) Robert Dallek
(c) Pamela Mountbatten
(d) Stephen Hawking

(c) Pamela Mountbatten


Q.47. The book Prison Diary was written by

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Morarji Desai
(c) Jai Prakash Narayan
(d) Atal Behari Vajpayee

(c) Jai Prakash Narayan


Q.48. George Bernard Shaw, the great dramatist, was

(a) a Welsh
(b) an Irishman
(c) a Scotsman
(d) an Englishman

(b) an Irishman


Q.49. My Life is the autobiography of

(a) APJ Abdul Kalam
(b) Rajendra Prasad
(c) Bill Clinton
(d) Hillary Clinton

(c) Bill Clinton


Q.50. Author of Around the World in Eighty Days is

(a) William Shakespeare
(b) Richard
(c) U S Naipaul
(d) Jules Verne

(d) Jules Verne


Q.51. The song Bande Mataram was originally composed in

(a) Assamese
(b) Bengali
(c) Hindi
(d) Sanskrit

(d) Sanskrit


Q.52. Who among the following is a famous literary writer in English?

(a) Arun Shourie
(b) K A Abbas
(c) R K Laxman
(d) Kuldip Nagar

(b) K A Abbas


Q.53. Who is the author of the book ‘Forbidden Verses’?

(a) Salman Rushdie
(b) Abu Nuwas
(c) Ms Taslima Nasrin
(d) D H Lawrence

(b) Abu Nuwas


Q.54. Who is the author of the book My Experiments with Truth?

(a) Winston Churchill
(b) James Morris
(c) Michael Anderson
(d) Mahatma Gandhi

(d) Mahatma Gandhi


Q.55. Who is the father of English Poetry?

(a) Milton
(b) Wordsworth
(c) Chaucer
(d) Charles Dickens

(c) Chaucer


Q.56. Which of the following books has been written by Vikram Seth?

(a) My God Died Young
(b) Islamic Bomb
(c) Look Back in Anger
(d) A Suitable Boy

(d) A Suitable Boy


Q.57.‘A Voice for Freedom’ is a book written by

(a) Corazon Aquino
(b) Nayantara Sahgal
(c) Aung San Suu Kyi
(d) Benazir Bhutto

(b) Nayantara Sahgal


Q.58. Who is the author of the book ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’?

(a) Thomas Hardy
(b) Emile Zola
(c) George Orwell
(d) Walter Scott

(c) George Orwell


Q.59. Shakespeare’s character named Beatrice appears in which play?

(a) The Tempest
(b) Othello
(c) Much Ado About Nothing
(d) A Midsummer Nights’ Dream

(c) Much Ado About Nothing


Q.60. Who wrote the book New Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy?

(a) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(b) Abdul Kalam Azad
(c) Amit Chaudhuri
(d) Raghuram Rajan

(a) Atal Bihari Vajpayee


Q.61. Who wrote the book India Wins Freedom?

(a) Akhilesh Tilotia
(b) Amitav Ghosh
(c) Abdul Kalam Azad
(d) A. B. Vajpayee

(c) Abdul Kalam Azad


Q.62. Which of the following books have been written by Abul Fazal?

(a) Ain-i-Akbari
(b) Akbar-Nama
(c) Both of them
(d) None of them

(c) Both of them


Q.63. Who wrote the book Wealth of Nations?

(a) Raghuram Rajan
(b) John Maynard Keynes
(c) Adam Smith
(d) None of the above

(c) Adam Smith


Q.64. Who wrote the book The Making of India?

(a) Akhilesh Tilotia
(b) Amartya Sen
(c) Amit Chaudhuri
(d) Amitav Ghosh

(a) Akhilesh Tilotia


Q.65. Who wrote the book A Suitable Boy?

(a) Salman Rushdie
(b) Arundhati Roy
(c) Amitav Ghosh
(d) Vikram Seth

(d) Vikram Seth


Q.66. Who wrote the book An Autobiography?

(a) Sardar Patel
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(d) S. Radhakrishnan

(b) Jawaharlal Nehru


Q.67. Who wrote the book Arthashastra?

(a) Kautilya
(b) Abul Fazal
(c) Tulsiram
(d) None of the above

(a) Kautilya


Q.68. Who wrote the book Ashtadhyayi?

(a) Tukaram
(b) Panini
(c) Kautilya
(d) None of the above

(b) Panini


Q.69. Who wrote the book Anandmath?

(a) Rabindranath Tagore
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
(d) B. R. Ambedkar

(c) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee


Q.70. Author of Around the World in Eighty Days is

(a) Jules Verne
(b) Richard
(c) U.S.Naipaul
(d) Jules Verne

(a) Jules Verne


Q.71. Who among the following is the author of the book India Remembered?

(a) J K Rowling
(b) Robert Dallek
(c) Pamela Mountbatten
(d) Stephen Hawking

(c) Pamela Mountbatten


Q.72. Who among the following wrote the poem Subh-e-Azadi?

(a) Sahir Ludhiyanvi
(b) Faiz Ahmed Faiz
(c) Muhammad IQbal
(d) Maulana abul kalam

(b) Faiz Ahmed Faiz


Q.73. Who wrote Devdas?

(a) Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay
(b) Saratchandra Chattopadhyay
(c) Kalidasa
(d) Surdas

(b) Saratchandra Chattopadhyay


Q.74. Who said ‘Man is a political animal’?

(a) Socrates
(b) Plato
(c) Dante
(d) Aristotle

(d) Aristotle


Q.75. Panchatantra has been written by

(a) Surdas
(b) Kalidas
(c) Vishnu Sharma
(d) Vishakhadatta

(c) Vishnu Sharma


Q.76. Who among the following is a famous literary writer in English?

(a) Arun Shourie
(b) K.A. Abbas
(c) Mulk Raj Aanand
(d) Kuldip Nagar

(c) Mulk Raj Aanand


Q.77. Which of the following books is written by R.N. Tagore?

(a) Anand Math
(b) Chidambara
(c) Rakta Karabi
(d) Durgesh Nandini

(c) Rakta Karabi


Q.78. Who said, Child is the father of Man?

(a) Lord Byron
(b) William Wordsworth
(c) Shakespeare
(d) John Keats

(b) William Wordsworth


Q.79. Who is the writer of ‘Swamy and Friends’?

(a) Munshi Premchand
(b) Raman
(c) Max Muller
(d) R K Narayan

(d) R K Narayan


Q.80. Arunima Sinha is author of

(a) Born Again on the Mountain
(b) Lost and Found in India
(c) Forge your Future
(d) Water in the coming Decades

(a) Born Again on the Mountain


Q.81. The first history book was written by

(a) Euclid
(b) Herodotus
(c) Aristotle
(d) Julius Caesar

(b) Herodotus


Q.82. Who wrote the book “My truth”?

(a) Jackie Chan
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Indira Gandhi
(d) Vijay Hazare

(c) Indira Gandhi


Q.83. “Glimpses of World history” Written by?

(a) Rabindranath tagore
(b) H G Wells
(c) Mark twain
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru

(d) Jawaharlal Nehru


Q.84. The autobiography “Living History” has been authored by

(a) Margaret Atwood
(b) Benazir Bhutto
(c) Hilary Clinton
(d) Monica Lewinsky

(c) Hilary Clinton


Q.85. Which of the following is written by Richard Flanagan?

(a) The Narrow Road to the Deep North
(b) Kiran Bedi — Kaise Bani Top Cop
(c) Flood of Fire
(d) Family Life

(a) The Narrow Road to the Deep North


Q.86. Who is the author of the book “Innovation in India”?

(a) Shyam V Ramani
(b) Arun Kumar
(c) Meenakshi Chaudhary
(d) A G Nurani

(a) Shyam V Ramani


Q.87. In which language did ‘Dr Masti Venkatesh Iyengar’ write?

(a) Malayalam
(b) Tamil
(c) Telugu
(d) Kannada

(d) Kannada


Q.88. Author of The Diary of a young girl is

(a) Rachel Carson
(b) Roland Barthes
(c) Anne Frank
(d) Ibn Battuta

(c) Anne Frank


Q.89. The Musalman, the handwritten daily published from which one of the following places?

(a) Chennai
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Mysore
(d) Lucknow

(a) Chennai


Q.90. Who has written Mother India?

(a) Sarojini Naidu
(b) Rajiv Gandhi
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Katherine Mayo

(d) Katherine Mayo


Q.91. The author of the book “Zest for Life” is?

(a) Mark Twain
(b) Virginia Wolf
(c) H G Wells
(d) Emile Zola

(d) Emile Zola


Q.92. Who is the author of the book Blue Star?

(a) K S Brar
(b) Prakash Singh Badal
(c) K P S Gill
(d) Gurcharan Singh Tohra

(a) K S Brar


Q.93. Which of the following is written by Natwar Singh?

(a) My Unforgettable Memories
(b) Narendra Modi: A Political Biography
(c) A Passage to England
(d) One Life is Not Enough

(d) One Life is Not Enough


Q.94. Who is the author of “Divine Comedy”?

(a) Goethe
(b) Milton
(c) Dante
(d) Shakespeare

(c) Dante


Q.95. Who is the author of Devadas?

(a) Indira Gandhi
(b) Manu
(c) Ravindra Nath Tagore
(d) Sarat Chandra Chatterjee

(c) Ravindra Nath Tagore


Q.96. Who wrote the famous book, “Who wants to be a millionaire”?

(a) Vikram Seth
(b) Chetan Bhagat
(c) Agatha Christie
(d) Emile Zola

(c) Agatha Christie


Q.97. Who is the author of ‘Death in The Castle’?

(a) Thomas Mann
(b) H P Nanda
(c) Pearl S Buck
(d) John Gunther

(c) Pearl S Buck


Q.98. Who wrote the book Kora Kagaz?

(a) Anita Desai
(b) Amrita Pritam
(c) Arundhati Roy
(d) Kiran Desai

(b) Amrita Pritam


Q.99. Who wrote the book The Immortals of Meluha?

(a) Amish Tripathi
(b) Amit Chaudhuri
(c) Amitav Ghosh
(d) None of the above

(a) Amish Tripathi


Q.100. Who wrote the book Rajatarangini?

(a) Kalhana
(b) Kalidas
(c) Prem Chand
(d) Gulzar

(a) Kalhana


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