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Contest: Meet Anita Desai

Last updated on: November 29, 2007 23:20 IST

It's time for you to rack your literary grey cells and see how well you know celebrated author and Sahitya Akademi Fellow Anita Desai.

Take our quiz and find out. Six winners -- three in Delhi and three in Kolkata -- with all correct answers will get the opportunity to personally meet and click a photograph with the incredible Anita Desai. You will also be part of an exclusive audience and listen to a discussion on her work.

How to participate?

Please copy these questions and paste them onto an email. Add the answers and send them to us at

Please send your full name, age and phone number so that we can get in touch with you immediately if you are one of the lucky winners.

The event is being held in Delhi and Kolkata. You will have to reach the venue at your own cost.


And now, the contest...

Here are the questions:

1. Name Anita Desai's first book.

2. What is Anita Desai's full name?

3. What were Anita Desai's parents' names?

4. How is Anita Desai connected to the Booker Award?

5. Why is Anita Desai currently in the news?

Don't forget...

The contest closes at 5 pm on Friday, November 30.

The contest is only open to readers based in India.

Prizes courtesy Random House India | Photograph: Paresh Gandhi

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