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#1. What is the name of the penny-pinching boss at the heart of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"?

#2. Which ancient author is known as the Indian Machiavelli?

Kautilya, also known as Chanakya, was a political thinker and economist in ancient India, who lived around the 4th century BCE. Machiavelli, on the other hand, was an Italian political philosopher and statesman who lived during the Renaissance, around the 15th and 16th centuries CE. The reason Kautilya is known as the “Indian Machiavelli” is not because he was born before Machiavelli, but because both of them were political thinkers and their works are considered classics in their respective cultures. Both of them wrote about statecraft, power, and politics in a way that is considered pragmatic and realistic, and their works are still widely read and studied today.

#3. Who wrote the book "India: From Midnight to the Millennium"?

#4. What do these three novels have in common? "Study for Obedience", "This Other Eden" and "Prophet Song".

#5. Which of the following is not written by Munshi Premchand?

#6. Which Dickens character says "Please, Sir, I want some more"?

#7. Who wrote "Ashtadhyayi", a book on Sanskrit linguistics and grammar?

#8. Which author wrote the 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

The novel’s title comes from a conversation between Atticus and Scout where Atticus states that “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” because they simply sing their song and never harm others. The mockingbird is used as a symbol for Robinson, who was innocent and never hurt anyone, yet was shot dead.

#9. Who is the author of the book "Life of Pi"?

#10. What is a working title?

#11. Who wrote "The Broken Wing: Songs of Love, Death and Destiny"?

#12. One of the first widely known stories of this author was titled "The Happy Prince". Who is this author?

#13. What is the second Harry Potter book called?

#14. Which character from Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is turned into an enormous blueberry?

#15. For whom does Charlotte weave her web in "Charlotte's Web"?

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