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M T Vasudevan Nair Quiz

Madath Thekkepaattu Vasudevan Nair is an Indian author, screenplay writer and film director. He is a prolific and versatile writer in modern Malayalam literature, and is one of the masters of post-Independence Indian literature.


M T Vasudevan Nair Quiz

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#1. Which of the following travelogues is written by M T Vasudevan Nair?

Aalkkoottathil Thaniye was written in 1982. It is a travelogue, describing the author’s experience during his visit to the US. This book is an asset for anyone interested in understanding the life and culture of the US from the viewpoint of a Malayali.

#2. In which district of Kerala was M T Vasudevan Nair born?

#3. Which of the following is a novel for children written by M T Vasudevan Nair?

#4. Which of the following books is NOT written by M T Vasudevan Nair?

“Oru Deshathinte Katha” is written by S.K. Pottekkatt.

#5. One of the films directed M T Vasudevan Nair is about a village oracle whose services are no longer needed by the community and whose family begins to fall apart. Name the film.

#6. M T Vasudevan Nair is popularly known as ________.

#7. Which of the following novels is written jointly by M T Vasudevan Nair and N P Mohammed?

#8. Can you name the novel my M T Vasudevan Nair that is set in the backdrop of Nainital?

#9. M T Vasudevan Nair has received the Jnanpith Award for his overall contribution to Malayalam literature. In which year did he receive it?

#10. Which of his short stories is a heart wrenching story of a 21-year-old man regarded as a lunatic?

Iruttinte Athmavu is one of the most celebrated among his short stories and it reveals the insanity behind the civilised and supposedly sane world. It was published in 1957. Its English translation is known as The Soul of the Darkness.

#11. M T Vasudevan Nair grew up in a village on the banks of a river. He has often mentioned the river as one of his great inspirations for his writing. Can you name the river?

#12. Randamoozham retells the story of the Mahabharata. From whose point of view is the story told by M T Vasudevan Nair?

#13. Besides being a prolific and versatile author, M T Vasudevan Nair has also been a screenplay writer and film director. How many films has he directed?

The films directed by MT are Nirmalayam (1973), Bandhanam (1978), Varikuzhi (1982), Manju (1983), Kadavu (1991), Thakazhi (1998) and Oru Cheru Punchiri (2000).

#14. M T Vasudevan Nair's debut novel was ____________________.

MT’s debut novel Pathiravum Pakalvelichavum (Midnight and Daylight) was serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly in 1957. Naalukettu (The Legacy), his first major work, was published in 1958.

#15. How many times has this author won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay?



  1. Shinjana. B

    Shinjana score 15
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    • Sachin B Pillai 7B

      Sachin B Pillai 7B got 15/15 marks
      It was very nice quiz as it contained many interesting facts,knowledge and others.It was awesome.

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