Friday, October 17

Indian Overseas Bank P.O. Exam 2008

Indian Overseas Bank PO Exam., 2008 Solved Paper

General Awareness

1. As we all know rise of the ‘BRICs’ has left a vast impact on almost all aspects of the global economy. However, which of the following cannot be called as the direct effect(s) of ‘Rise of the BRICs’ on global/other powerful economy/economies ?
1. Countries like China wish to learn more about outsourcing from India.
2. It has made countries to suffer from Sub-prime Crisis.
3. EURO has become a powerful currency and many non-Euro countries are in ‘Swap Agreement’ with various nations.

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) All 1, 2 and 3
(E) None of these

2. As per the reports published in the newspapers/journals how much amount the Govt. of India is planning to infuse in Public Sector Banks to make them competitive and strong globally ?

(A) Rs. 10,000 crore
(B) Rs. 15,000 crore
(C) Rs. 20,000 crore
(D) Rs. 25,000 crore
(E) Rs. 30,000 crore

3. What is the maximum stake the Govt. of India has in any public sector bank at present ?
(A) 40%
(B) 49%
(C) 50%
(D) 64%
(E) 74%

4. Which of the following is not a major highlight of the Union Budget 2008-09 ?
1. A target of Rs. 2•80 lakhs crore is fixed for providing credit to agriculture sector.
2. Limit of the Banking Cash Transaction Tax is raised from present 1% to 1•5%.
3. PAN requirement is not mandatory for financial transactions. Other Ids are also acceptable.

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) Both 2 and 3
(E) All 1, 2 and 3

5. As per the news in major financial newspapers a ‘Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana’ is launched in Delhi and Haryana States for members of unorganized sectors. Under the scheme each family is likely to get the benefit of Rs.………
(A) 15,000
(B) 20,000
(C) 25,000
(D) 30,000
(E) 50,000

6. As proposed in the Union Budget 2008-09 a ‘Risk Capital Fund’ is set up by the Govt. of India. Who amongst the following will maintain and operate that fund ?
(E) None of these

7. As per the Economic Survey 2007-08 presented in the Lok Sabha in February 2008, what has been the percentage growth in Bank credit ? About—
(A) 10%
(B) 15%
(C) 18%
(D) 21%
(E) 26%

8. As per the budget of the Indian Railways for 2008-09 the operating ratio of the railways has—
(A) Improved only by 0•5%
(B) Decreased by 0•5%
(C) Remained at the same level on which it was in 2007-08
(D) Reached at the level of 81%
(E) Reduced to the level of 63% which was the level of 2000-01

9. The government of India has launched a new scheme for the ‘Girl Child’. What is the name of the scheme ?
(A) Raj Lakshmi
(B) Rani Bitia
(C) Dhan Lakshmi
(D) Aanandita
(E) None of these

10. The President of India recently signed the much-awaited notification for the implementation of the suggestions made by the ‘Delimitation Commission’.
What will be the effect of this notification ?
(A) Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies will be redefined
(B) Candidates from SC/ST categories will get all benefits for another 15 years’ time
(C) The boundaries of the National Capital, New Delhi will be extended further
(D) Operations of the Cooperative Banks and Societies will not be limited to the state of their origin. They will also be like Public Sector Banks
(E) None of these

11. As per the new policy the number of Judges in the Supreme Court would be now—
(A) 21
(B) 25
(C) 26
(D) 30
(E) 31

12. As per the reports published in the newspapers the banks, particularly public sector banks are tying up with various rating agencies for providing a qualitative assessment of the credit needs of the borrowers. Which amongst the following is/are such credit rating agencies in India ?

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) 1 and 2 only
(D) Only 3
(E) All 1, 2 and 3

13. As per the newspaper reports the RBI is planning to introduce ‘Plastic Currency Notes’. What is/are the benefits of ‘Plastic Notes’ ?
1. Their Shelf life will be longer.
2. It will replace plastic money or credit, debit cards which are giving birth to many fraudulent practices.
3. Printing will be cheaper.

(A) Only 3
(B) Only 2
(C) Only 1
(D) All 1, 2 and 3
(E) None of these

14. ‘Sub Prime Lending’ is a term applied to the loans made to—
(A) Those borrowers who do not have a good credit history
(B) Those who wish to take loan against the mortgage of tangible assets
(C) Those who have a good credit history and are known to bank since 10 years
(D) Those borrowers who are most preferred customers of the Bank
(E) None of these

15. As per the reports published in various journals and newspapers the ‘small borrowers’ in rural areas still prefer to take informal route for their credit needs. Which of the following is the ‘informal route’ of credit in financial sector ?
(A) Credit cards
(B) Loan against gold from financial institute
(C) Debit cards
(D) Money lender
(E) None of these

16. The Planning Commission of India has set up a 12 member committee on financial sector reforms. Who is the Chairman of the Committee ?
(A) Janki Raman
(B) Raghuram Rajan
(C) Rakesh Mohan
(D) K. V. Kamath
(E) None of these

17. Basel-II norms are associated with which of the following aspects of the banking industry ?
(A) Risk management
(B) Manpower planning
(C) Retirement benefits for the employees
(D) Corporate Governance
(E) None of these

18. What is meant by ‘Underwriting’ the term frequently used in financial sector ?
(A) Under valuation of the assets
(B) The Act of taking on a risk for a fee
(C) Giving a Guarantee that a loan will not become a bad loan
(D) The act of permission to float an IPO
(E) None of these

19. The government of India recently constituted the New Finance Commission (13th). What are its major functions ? To decide—
1. The salary structure of the employees of the Central Government.
2. The distribution of the net proceeds of taxes between states and Central Govt.
3. Rate of Income Tax and other taxes collected by the Union Govt.

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) All 1, 2 and 3
(E) None of these

20. Who amongst the following was the Captain of the Indian cricket team which registered its victory in tri-series ODI matches against Australia played in March 2008 ?
(A) M.S. Dhoni
(B) Anil Kumble
(C) Rahul Dravid
(D) Saurav Ganguly
(E) Sachin Tendulkar

21. Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy who was the chief guest during the Republic Day Function 2008 is the—
(A) President of Brazil
(B) Prime Minister of Brazil
(C) President of France
(D) Prime Minister of France
(E) Foreign Secretary of USA

22. Who amongst the following has taken over as the President of Serbia after the General elections held there in February 2008 ?
(A) Boris Tadic
(B) Tomislav Nicolic
(C) Samak Sundaravej
(D) Novak Djokovic
(E) None of these

23. Indra K. Nooyi who was elected as the Chairperson of the US-India Business Council is the CEO of which of the following Companies ?
(A) Pepsi Co.
(B) Infosys
(C) Tata Consultancy Services
(E) None of these

24. Maria Sharapova won the Australian Open 2008 Women’s singles by defeating—
(A) Shahar Peer
(B) Kateryna Bondarenko
(C) Sania Mirza
(D) Victoria Azarenka
(E) Ana Ivanovic

25. Saina Nehwal won the Seniors’ Championship match of which of the following games held in Goa in January 2008 ?
(A) Golf
(B) Tennis
(C) Table tennis
(D) Archery
(E) Badminton

26. As per the news published in some newspapers magazines two PSUs National Thermal Power Corporation and Coal India Ltd. are going to float a joint venture ‘SPV’. What is the full form of ‘SPV’ ?
(A) Small Power Venture
(B) Special Purpose Vehicle
(C) Special Power Venture
(D) Small Purpose Vehicle
(E) None of these

27. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently agreed to allow foreign direct investment in the field of mobile television services. Upto what extent FDI is allowed in this field ?
(A) 50%
(B) 60%
(C) 64%
(D) 70%
(E) 74%

28. As per the performance assessment data released by the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) in January 2008. Which of the following sectors registered a growth of 3•6 per cent ?
(A) Agriculture Sector
(B) Banking Sector
(C) Tourism Sector
(D) Aviation Services Sector
(E) None of these

29. Which of the following is the name of very violent and serious types of winds which bring lot of disaster ?
(A) Trade winds
(B) Hurricane
(C) Cirrus
(D) Stratus
(E) None of these

30. The Global Employment Trends Report 2008 published by the International Labour Organization has indicated that there may be increase in global unemployment. What according to them is/are the major reasons of this possibility ?
1. Turmoil in Credit Markets all over the world.
2. Rise in oil prices in international market.
3. Civil unrest in some under and undeveloped nations.

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) Only 1 and 2
(E) None of these

31. As we have noticed many banks of Indian origin are opening offices/branches in foreign countries. Why is this trend emerging at a very fast pace ?
1. These Banks wish to provide banking facilities to foreigners as banking facilities are not plenty in many foreign countries. India wants to take an advantage of the situation.
2. These banks wish to help Indian firms to acquire funds at internationally competitive rates.
3. These banks wish to promote trade and investment between India and other countries.

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) All 1, 2 and 3
(E) Only 2 and 3

32. Many economists, bankers and researchers in India often advocate that banks should equip themselves for new challenges. These challenges are in which of the following shapes/forms ?
1. As Indian economy is getting increasingly integrated with the rest of the world the demand of the Corporate banking is likely to change in terms of size, composition of services and also the quality.
2. The growing foreign trade in India will have to be financed by the local banks.
3. Foreigners are habitual of the comforts provided by the technology. India has to do a lot in this reference.

(A) Only 1 is correct
(B) Only 2 is correct
(C) Only 3 is correct
(D) All 1, 2 and 3 are correct
(E) None of these

33. As per the reports published in the newspapers Indian Rupee is now fully accepted in Asian countries like, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia etc. What does it really mean ?
1. Anybody from Asian country can purchase Indian Rupee and keep it in his/her bank account in his/her country without any restrictions.
2. Now people in these nations are not required to go for a double conversion first in dollar and then in rupee.
3. People travelling European/Asian countries can make their payments in rupee anywhere without any problem.

(A) Only 1 is correct
(B) Only 2 is correct
(C) Only 3 is correct
(D) All 1, 2 and 3 are correct
(E) None of these

34. Which of the following is not a banking/finance related term ?
(A) Credit wrap
(C) Held to Maturity
(D) Exposure limit
(E) Diffusion

35. Very often we read about the Doha Ministerial Conference 2001 in reference to WTO negotiations. What were the major issues over which nations were of different opinions ?
1. Providing subsidy to agriculture.
2. Export of patented drugs/medicines by developed nations.
3. Restriction on natural movement of people from one nation to other.

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) Both 1 and 3
(E) None of these

36. The Technology Mission on Cotton was launched during Xth plan. The scheme was designed to get increase in production of cotton by which of the following levels by the end of the plan ?
(A) 100 lakh bales
(B) 150 lakh bales
(C) 175 lakh bales
(D) 200 lakh bales
(E) None of these

37. A National Development Fund was created by the Government of India a few years ago. What was the purpose of the fund ?
1. Boost investment in social sector projects to promote education, healthcare and
2. Capital investments in selected profitable PSEs to yield adequate returns.
3. To fund revision in pay structure of Central Government employees.

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) Both 1 and 2
(E) None of these

38. Olympic 2008 are scheduled to be held in—
(A) Paris
(B) Tokyo
(C) London
(D) Moscow
(E) None of these

39. The general elections took place in which of the following countries in March 2008 ?
(A) Iran
(B) Iraq
(C) Afghanistan
(D) Myanmar
(E) Sri Lanka

40. Who amongst the following is the author of the book ‘Economic Nightmare of India’ ?
(A) Morarji Desai
(B) K. Rajeshwar Rao
(C) Charan Singh
(D) Jyoti Basu
(E) None of these

41. As per the targets for 11th plan educated unemployment is to be reduced to which of the following levels ?
(A) 5%
(B) 6%
(C) 7%
(D) 8%
(E) 9%

42. ‘Long Walk’ to Freedom’ is a book written by—
(A) Sonia Gandhi
(B) L. K. Advani
(C) Nelson Mandela
(D) Benazir Bhutto
(E) Nawaz Sheriff

43. India recently signed a pact with which of the following countries on solving the problems of Indian labour in that country ?
(A) Iran
(C) Malaysia
(D) Kuwait
(E) None of these

44. Which of the following countries is trying to launch a Satellite to study the sun ?
(B) India
(C) Russia
(D) China
(E) None of these

45. Jang Hyun Jong who was adjudged as the ‘Asian Hockey Player of the year’ is from—
(A) China
(B) Singapore
(C) South Korea
(D) India
(E) None of these

46. Who amongst the following is the winner of Padma Vibhushan Awards given away recently ?
(A) Rahul Gandhi
(B) Priya Dutt
(C) Vinod Dua
(D) Ratan Tata
(E) None of these

47. Which of the following films was adjudged ‘Best Film’ in 14th Star Screen Awards given away in January 2008 ?
(A) Om Shanti Om
(B) Guru
(C) Taare Zameen Par
(D) Jab We Met
(E) Chak De India

48. A meeting of the European Leaders was held in January 2008 at which of the following places to discuss ‘Global Economic Turmoil’ ?
(A) London
(B) New Delhi
(C) New York
(D) Tokyo
(E) Milan

49. Castro Sibling is the new President of—
(A) Romania
(B) Cuba
(C) Israel
(D) Venezuela
(E) None of these

50. Kosovo declared itself independent from which of the following countries ?
(A) Ukraine
(B) Croatia
(C) Serbia
(D) Russia
(E) None of these

Tuesday, October 14

Andhra Bank P.O. Exam 2008

Andhra Bank Probationary Officer (Bank P.O.) Examination 2008
[Held on 14-09-2008]

General Awareness Paper

1. Who amongst the following does not belong to political party which is normally referred as left front?
(A) Prakash Karat
(B) A.B.Bardhan
(C) D.Raju
(D) T.J.Chandrachoodan
(E) M.Veerappa Moily

2. Sujat and Balsara villages were in news recently as breach in main Narmada Canal made them flooded. Both these villages are in which of the following States?
(A) Maharashtra
(B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Gujarat
(D) Rajasthan
(E) None of these

3. As per the estimates given by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) the Indian Economy will grow at which of the following rates in 2008 ?
(A) 7%
(B) 7.5%
(C) 8%
(D) 8.5%
(E) None of these

4. Which of the following is NOT one of the recommendations of the committee setup on Financial Sector Reforms under the Chairmanship of Raghuram G.Rajan ?
(1) Give more freedoms to banks to setup branches and ATMS anywhere
(2) Setup an office of financial ombudsmen
(3) All deposits taking institutions should be free from the supervision of the RBI

(A) Only 1
(B) only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) All 1,2 & 3
(E) Only 2 & 3

5. The Govt. of which of the following States has formed a Fisherman Debt Commission and a moratorium has been placed on proceedings relating to all debts incured by poor fisherman from banks and cooperatives ?
(A) West Bengal
(B) Keral
(C) Orissa
(D) Karnataka
(E) None of these

6. Federal Reserves is the Central Bank of ___
(A) Britain
(B) U.S.A.
(C) Japan
(D) Canada
(E) China

7. Which of the following was the issue over which one section of the UPA withdrew its support and Union Govt. headed by Dr. Man Mohan Singh was required to prove its majority in the Lok Sabha ?
(1) Inflation , which was on a rise consistently for some time
(2) Reservations of Gurjarrs in Govt. jobs
(3) Nuclear deal with USA

(A) Only 1
(B) only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) Both 1 & 2
(E) Only 2 & 3

8. As a gesture to promote denuclearization and also to end nuclear arms programme the cooling tower of a nuclear complex situated in "Youngbyon" was demolished recently. This nuclear complex is in which of the following countries ?
(A) South Korea
(B) Iran
(C) China
(D) North Korea
(E) None of these

9. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) keeps on modifying various rates / ratios to keep the flow of liquidity in the market in a balanced situation . Which of the following rates/ratios/indexes is NOT directly controlled by the RBI ?
(A) Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR)
(B) Bank Rate
(C) Repo Rate
(D) Reserve Repo Rate
(E) Wholesale Price Index (WPI)

10. China has signed an agreement with which of the following countries, which will help both the parties to make the East China Sea "a sea of peace, co-operation and friendship" ?
(A) North Korea
(B) South Korea
(C) Japan
(D) Russia
(E) All of these

11. The former President of which of the following countries has taken over as the Prime Minister of the nation in May 2008 ?
(A) Venezuela
(B) Russia
(C) Uganda
(D) Tanzania
(E) None of these

12. Which of the following companies of Indian origin has been placed amongst the World's seven Best Firms in Financial Sector ?
(A) IDBI Bank
(B) HDFC Bank
(C) Bajaj Capitals
(D) ICICI Bank
(E) None of these

13. Michel Sleiman has taken over as the president of ____
(A) Lebanon
(B) Cuba
(C) Yemen
(D) Zambia
(E) Turkey

14. Which of the following is/are true about the "Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana" to be launched in the near future ?
(1) This scheme is to develop those villages where SC/ST population is in prominence
(2) About 70,000 villages are identified for the same
(3) A special fund of Rs.7,000 Crore is setup for the scheme

(A) Only 1
(B) only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) All 1,2 & 3
(E) None of these

15. Which of the following countries had decided to come out of the membership of OPEC ?
(A) Iran
(B) Indonesia
(C) Kuwait
(D) Saudi Arabia
(E) None Of these

16. Many Banks have adopted / launched "Core Banking Solution (CBS)" .Core Banking Solution is _______
(A) a marketing strategy adopted by the Banks
(B) a new type of ATM useful for rural population
(C) a delivery channel for quick and fast delivery
(D) a new product launched to help senior citizens only as they are not able to visit branches / ATMs frequently
(E) None of these

17. As per the figures released recently, the rate of growth of agriculture during 2007-08 has been at the level of approximately ______
(A) 2.5 %
(B) 3 %
(C) 4.5 %
(D) 5 %
(E) 6.33 %

18. The import of which of the following has raised the Current Account Deficit of India by about 77 % ?
(A) Oil
(B) Gas
(C) Sugar
(D) Foodgrain
(E) None of these

19. The National e- Governance plan was launched by the Govt. of India in the year 2006 with which of the following intentions/objectives ?
(1) To provide qualitative service of Govt. business to the citizens of India
(2) To promote IT sector in India so that trained IT personnel do not go out of the country for jobs
(3) To keep a vigil on the business transaction of Indian population to avoid illegal transactions

(A) Only 1
(B) only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) All 1,2 & 3
(E) None of these

20. As per the figure released recently what was the per capita income at Current Price in the year 2007-08 in India? About ____
(A) Rs. 20,000/-
(B) Rs. 25,000/-
(C) Rs. 23,000/-
(D) Rs. 33,000/-
(E) Rs. 48,000/-

21. Ana Ivanovic won the "French Open Women's Singles" of Lawn Tennis after defeating _______
(A) Katrina Srebtnik
(B) Dinara Safina
(C) Virginia Ruano Pascual
(D) Victoria Azarenka
(E) None of these

22. The World Environment Day is celebrated on which of the following days?
(A) 5TH October
(B) 5TH August
(C) 5TH July
(D) 5TH June
(E) None of these

23. Who amongst the following is included in the list of "Biggest Brains in Business"?
(A) L. N. Mittal
(B) Anil Ambani
(C) Kumar Mangalam Birla
(D) Mukesh Ambani
(E) Ratan Tata

24. Which of the following cannot be called as a value Added service offered by a Bank?
(A) Special accounts for poor sections of the society
(B) Accident insurance cover
(C) Instant Credits of Outstation Cheques
(D) Free cheque book
(E) All are value Added services

25. Which of the following is the total amount Government of India has earmarked for Agriculture Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme 2008 ?
(A) Rs.10,000 Crore
(B) Rs.25,000 Crore
(C) Rs.45,000 Crore
(D) Rs.72,000 Crore
(E) Rs.83,000 Crore

26. Which of the following States of India was recognized as the Best e- Governed State in 2007 ?
(A) Jammu & Kashmir
(B) Tamil Nadu
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Goa
(E) Delhi

27. Daiichi Sanyo which has taken a major stake in India's Pharma company Ranbaxy is a firm based in ____
(A) China
(B) South Korea
(C) North Korea
(D) Japan

28. Which of the following airlines became the first Indian Based Airlines to operate flight to China?
(A) Indian
(B) Air India
(C) Kingfisher
(D) Jet Airways
(E) None of these

29. Which of the following meets / summit was organized in Damascus in March 2008 ?
(A) Arab League Summit
(B) G-8 Summit
(C) G-15 Summit
(D) Meeting of trade Minister of WTO members
(E) None of these

30. India recently signed a Bilateral Investment Promotion Agreement (BIPA) with which of the following countries ?
(A) China
(B) Bangladesh
(C) Nepal
(D) Bhutan
(E) Myanmar

31. Opening the Saving Bank Account of a minor girl will be called as which of the following in Banking terminology ?
(A) Retail Banking
(B) Merchant Banking
(C) Institutional Banking
(D) Social Banking
(E) Corporate Banking

32. Which of the following terms NOT used in Banking Sector?
(C) Credit Rating
(D) Fixed

33. Banking Sector will fall under which of the following sectors?
(A) Agriculture Sector
(B) Service Sector
(C) Manufacturing
(D) Industrial Sector
(E) None of these

34. An account in which trading of shares in their electronic form is done is known as _____
(A) Demat Account
(B) NRI Account
(C) NRIO Account
(D) Current Account
(E) None of these

35. Which of the following is NOT a measure of the Risk Management in Banks ?
(D) Deposit Insurance
(E) All are the measures of risk management

36. The foreign Direct Investment this year in India reached to the level of about US $ 3.74 billion. In comparison to last years investment the increase is About _______
(A) 50 %
(B) 100%
(C) 125 %
(D) 200 %
(E) 250 %

37. The duration of which of the following Policies / Schemes is from 2004-2009 ?
(A) Foreign Trade Policy
(B) 11th Five Year Plan
(C) 10th Five Year Plan
(D) National Rural Guarantee Act
(E) None of these

38. Which of the following test is conducted to know if a sportsman has taken any performance enhancing drugs ?
(B) Narco Test
(C) ELISA Test
(D) Mind mapping

39. Who amongst the following is the recipient of the IIFA Awards 2008 as Best Actress?
(A) Shamita Shetty
(B) Rani Mukherjee
(C) Priyanka Chopra
(D) Konkana Sen
(E) Kareena Kapoor

40. Who amongst the following is the author of the book "Toward a Hunger Free World" ?
(A) A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
(B) Ashok Lahiri
(C) Amartya Sen
(D) M.S.Swaminathan
(E) None of these

41. Which of the following awards is given in the field of cinema?
(A) Kalidas Samman
(B) Dronacharya Award
(C) Arjun Award
(D) Kalinga Award
(E) Dada Sahab Phalke Award

42. Sudan recently cut its ralations with which of the following countries following an attack on Khartoum by a Darfur Rebel Group?
(A) Chad
(B) Uganda
(C) Libya
(D) Lebanon
(E) None of these

43. Who amongst the following is the Chairperson of the Children's Film Society?
(A) Kareena Kapoor
(B) Jaya Bachchan
(C) Shabana Azmi
(D) Sridevi
(E) None of these

44. Which of the following is the abbreviated name of an autonomous organization under Ministry of Rural Development ?

45. World's largest oil reserves (about 2/3rd) are located in ____
(A) Russia
(B) Middle East
(C) Africa
(D) Europe
(E) Canada

46. Who amongst the following is the author of "Animal People" which was adjudged as the Best Book of the Year?
(A) V.S.Naipaul
(B) Indra Sinha
(C) William Darlymple
(D) Bill Clinton
(E) John Banville

47. What is India's rating in the "Doing Business Report" prepared by the World Bank ?
(A) 55th
(B) 80th
(C) 100th
(D) 120th
(E) None of these

48. Which of the following term related with the game of Cricket ?
(A) Grand Slam
(B) Half Nelson
(C) Ashes
(D) Screen
(E) Love

49. The Russian President visited China in May 2008 and signed a deal for the security of which of the following?
(A) Global Energy
(B) China Sea
(C) Intellectual Property Rights of the Chinese Scientists
(D) Nuclear installation in China
(E) None of these

50. Which of the following Programmes / Schemes of the Govt. of India is NOT directly related with agriculture activities ?
(A) Drought Prone Areas Programmes (DPAP)
(B) Promotion of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
(C) Integrated Westlands Development Programme (IWDP)
(E) Desert Development Programme (DDP)

Wednesday, October 8

Chronology: Indian National Movement

Timeline (Chronology): Indian National Movement

1857 First War of Indian Independence
1858 British crown takes over the Indian Government, End of East India Company Rule
1861 Birth of Rabindra Nath Tagore
1885 Formation of Indian National Congress
1905 Partition of Bengal announced which came in force from October 16, 1906
1906, Dec 31 Muslim League founded at Decca
1908, April 30 Khudiram Bose executed
1908, July 22 Tilak sentenced to six years on charges of sedition
1909, May 21 Minto-Morley Reforms of Indian Councils Act, 1909
1911 The coronation or Delhi Durbar held at Delhi in which the Partition of Bengal is cancelled
1912 Delhi becomes the new capital of India
1912, Dec 23 Bomb thrown on Lord Hardinge on his state entry into Delhi
1914, Nov 1 Ghadar Party formed at San Francisco
1914, June 16 Bal Gangadhar Tilak released from jail
1914, Aug 4 Outbreak of First World War
1914, Sept 29 Komagatamaur ship reaches Budge (Calcutta Port)
1915, Jan 9 Mahatma Gandhi arrives in India
1915, Feb 19 Death of Gopal Krishan Gokhle
1916, April 28 B.G. Tilak founds Indian Home Rule League with it headquarters at Poona
1916, Sept 25 Another Home Rule League started by Annie Besant
1917, April Mahatma Gandhi launches the Champaran campaign in Bihar to focus attention on the grievances of Indigo farmers
1917, Aug 20 The Secretary of State for India, Montague, declares that the goal of the British government in India is the introduction of Responsible Government
1918 Beginning of trade union movement in India
1918, April Rowlatt (Sedition) Committee submits its reports. Rowlatt Bill introduced on Feb 16, 1919
1919, April 13 Jalianwala Bagh Massacre
1919, Dec 5 The House of Commons passes the Montague Chelmsford Reforms or the Government of India Act, 1919. The new reforms under this Act come into force in 1921
1920 First meeting of the All Indian Trade Union Congress (under Narain Malhar Joshi)
1920, Dec The Indian National Congress (INC) adopts the Non-Cooperation Resolution
1920-22 Non-Cooperation Movement, suspended on Feb 12, 1922 after the violent incidents at Chauri Chaura on Feb 5, 1922
1922, Aug Moplah rebellion on the Malabar coast
1923, Jan 1 Swarajist Party formed by Motilal Nehru and others
1924 The Communist Party of India starts its activities at Kanpur
1925, Aug Kakori Train Conspiracy Case
1927, Nov 8 The British Prime Minister announces the appointment of the Simon Commission to suggest future constitutional reforms in India, Simon Commission arrives in Bombay on Feb 3, 1928 and all-India hartal, Lala Lajpat Rai assaulted by Police in Lahore
1928 Nehru Report recommends principles for the new Constitution of India. All Parties conference considers the Nehru Report, Aug 28-31, 1928
1928, Nov 17 Death of Lala Lajpat Rai
1929 Sarda Act passed prohibiting marriage of girls below 14 and boys below 18 years of age with effect from 1930
1929, March 9 All-Parties Muslim Conference formulates the "Fourteen Points" under the leadership of Jinnah
1929, April 8 Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw bomb in the Central Legislative Assembly
1929, Oct 31 Lord Irwin's announcement that the goal of British policy in India was the grant of the Dominion status
1929, Dec 31 The Lahore session of the INC adopts the goal of complete independence- Poorna Swaraj for India, Jawaharlal Nehru hoists the tricolour of Indian Independence on the banks of the Ravi at Lahore
1930, Jan 26 First Independence Day observed
1930, Feb 14 The Working Committee of the INC meets at Sabarmati and passes the Civil Disobedience resolution
1930, March 12 Mahatma Gandhi launches the Civil Disobedience movement with his epic Dandi March (March 12 to April 6), First Phase of Civil Disobedience Movement: March 12, 1930 to March 5, 1931
1930, Nov 30 First Round Table Conference begins in London to consider the report of the Simon Commission
1931, March 5 Gandhi-Irwin pact signed, Civil Disobedience movement suspended
1931, March 23 Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Rajguru executed
1931, Sept 7 Second Round Table Conference
1931, Dec 28 Mahatma Gandhi returns from London after the deadlock in Second Round Table Conference. Launches Civil Disobedience Movement. Indian National Congress (INC) declared illegal
1932, Jan 4 Mahatma Gandhi arrested and imprisoned without trial
1932, Aug 16 British Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald announces the infamous "Communal Award"
1932, Sept 20 Mahatma Gandhi begins his epic "Fast unto Death" in jail against the Communal Award and ends the fast on Sept 26 after the Poona Pact
1932, Nov 17 The Third Round Table Conference begins in London (Nov 17 to Dec 24)
1933, May 9 Mahatma Gandhi released from prison as he begins fast for self-purification. INC suspends Civil Disobedience Movement but authorises Satyagraha by individuals
1934 Mahatma Gandhi withdraws from active politics and devotes himself to "Constructive Programmes" (1934-39)
1935, Aug 4 The Government of India Act, 1935 passed
1937 Elections held in India under the Act of 1935 (Feb 1937). The INC contests election and forms ministries in several provinces (July 1937)
1938, Feb 19-20 Haripura session of Indian National Congress (INC). Subhash Chandra Bose elected Congress president
1939, March 10-12 Tripuri session of the INC
1939, April Subhash Chandra Bose resigns as the president of the INC
1939, Sept 3 Second World War (September 1). Great Britain declares war on Germany; the Viceroy declares that India too is at war
1939, Oct 27 - Nov 5 The Congress ministries in the provinces resign in protest against the war policy of the British government
1939, Dec 22 The Muslim League observes the resignation of the Congress ministries as "Deliverance Day"
1940, March Lahore session of the Muslim League passes the Pakistan Resolution
1940, Aug 10 Viceroy Linlithgow announces August Offer
1940, Aug 18-22 Congress Working Committee rejects the "August Offer"
1940, Oct 17 Congress launches Individual Satyagraha Movement
1941, Jan 17 Subhash Chandra Bose escapes from India; arrives in Berlin (March 28)
1942, March 11 Churchill announces the Cripps Mission
1942, Aug 7-8 The Indian National Congress (INC) meets in Bombay; adopts "Quit India" resolution
1942, Aug 9 Mahatma Gandhi and other Congress leaders arrested
1942, Aug 11 Quit India movement begins; the Great August Uprising
1942, Sept 1 Subhash Chandra Bose establish the Indian National Army "Azad Hind Fauz"
1943, Oct 21 Subhash Chandra Bose proclaims the formation of the Provincial Government of Free India
1943, Dec Karachi session of the Muslim League adopts the slogan "Divide and Quit"
1944, Jan 25 Wavell calls Simla Conference in a bid to form the Executive Council of Indian political leaders
1946, Feb 18 Mutiny of the Indian naval ratings in Bombay
1946, March 15 British Prime Minister Attlee announces Cabinet Mission to propose new solution to the Indian deadlock; Cabinet Mission arrives in New Delhi (March 14); issues proposal (May 16)
1946, July 6 Jawaharlal Nehru takes over as Congress president
1946, Aug 6 Wavell invites Nehru to form an interim government; Interim Government takes office (Sept 2)
1946, Dec 9 First session of Constituent Assembly of India starts. Muslim League boycotts it
1947, Feb 20 British Prime Minister Attlee declares that the British government would leave India not later than June, 1948
1947, March 24 Lord Mountbatten, the last British Viceroy and Governor-General of India sworn in (March 24, 1947 to June 21, 1948)
1947, June 3 Mountbatten Plan for the partition of India and the announcement (June 4) that transfer of power will take place on August 15
1947, Aug 15 India becomes independent.

Books and Authors

Books and Authors

A Bend in the River
- V.S. Naipaul
A Brief History of Time
– Stephen Hawking
A China Passage
– John Kenneth Galbraith
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
– Dario Fo
A Clockwork Orange
– Anthony Burgess
A Critique of Pure Reason
– Immanuel Kant
A Doll’s House
– Ibsen
A Farewell to Arms
– Ernest Hemingway
A Fine Balance
– Rohinton Mistry
A Handful of Dust
– Evelyn Waugh
A House for Mr. Biswas
– V. S. Naipaul
A Million Mutinies Now
– V.S. Naipaul
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
– William Shakespeare
A Passage to England
– Nirad S. Choudhari
A Passage to India
– E.M. Foster
A Prisoner’s Scrapbook
– L.K. Adwani
A Sense of Time
- H.S. Vatsyayan
A Strange and Sublime Address
Amit Chaudhary
A Streetcar Named Desire
– Tennesse Williams
A Study of History
– Arnold J. Toynbee
A Suitable Boy
– Vikram Seth
A Tale of Two Cities
– Charles Dickens
A Thousand Days
– Arthur M. Schiesinger
A Thousand Suns
– Dominique Lappierre
A Village by the Sea
– Anita Desai
A Voice for Freedom
– Nayantara Sehgal
A Week with Gandhi
– Louis Fischer
A Woman’s Life
– Guy de Maupassant
Absolute Power
– David Baldacci
Adam Bede
– George Eliot
– P.B. Shelley
Adventure of Tom Sawyer
– Mark Twain
Afternoon Raag
– Amit Chaudhary
Agni Veena
– Kazi Nazrul Islam
– Abul Fazal
Alice in Wonderland
– Lewis Carroll
All Quiet on the Western Front
– Erick Maria Remarque
All the King’s Men
– Robert Penn Warren
All the President’s Men
– Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
All Things Bright and Beautiful
– James Herriot
All’s Well that Ends Well
– William Shakespeare
Amar Kosh
– Amar Singh
An American Dilemma
– Gunnar Myrdal
An American Tragedy
– Theodore Dreiser
An Area of Darkness
– V.S. Naipaul
An Autobiography
– Jawaharlal Nehru
An Equal Music
– Vikram Seth
An Idealist View of Life
– Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
– Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
And Quiet Flows the Don
– Mikhail Sholokhov
Angels in America
– Tony Kushner
Animal Form
– George Orwell
Anna Karenina
– Leo Tolstoy
Antony and Cleopatra
– William Shakespeare
Ape and Essence
– Aldous Huxley
Around the World in Eighty Days
– Jules Verne
– Sinclair Lewis
As You Like It
– William Shakespeare
Asia and Western Dominance
– K. M. Panikkar
Asina Drama
– Gunnar Myrdal
August 1914
– Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Autobiography of an Unknown Indian
– Nirad S. Choudhari

- Sinclair Lewis
Back to Methuselah
- George Bernard Shaw
Bndicoot Run
- Manohar Malgaonkar
Beginning of the Beginning
– Bhagwan Sri Rajneesh
Being Digital
- Nicholas Negroponte
– Toni Morrison
Ben Hur
– Lewis Wallace
Beyond the Horizon
– Eugene O’Neill
Bharat Bharati
– Maithili Sharan Gupt
Biographia Literaria
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Black Holes and Baby Universes
– Stephen Hawking
Blood, Brain and Beer
– David Ogilvy
Bonfire of the Vanities
– Tom Wolfe
Born Free
– Joy Adamson
Brave New World
– Aldous Huxley
Bread, Beauty and Revolution
– Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
– Truman Capote
– Gen. Moshe Dayan
Bubble, The
– Mulk Raj Anand
Business @ Speed of Thought
– Bill Gates
– W.B. Yeats

Cadillac Desert
– Marc Reisner
Caesar and Cleopatra
– George Bernard Shaw
– George Bernard Shaw
– Voltaire
– Joseph Heller
Catcher in the Rye
– J.D. Salinger
– James A. Michener
– Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
Cherry Orchard
– Anton Chekhov
– Sumitranandan Pant
Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage
– Lord Byron
– Rabindra Nath Tagore
Choma’s Drum
– K. Sivaram Karanth
Chronicle of a Death Foretoid
– Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Circle of Reason
– Amitav Ghosh
Circles of Silence
– Preeti Singh
City of Joy
– Dominique Lapierre
City of Djinns
– William Dairymple
Comedy of Errors
– William Shakespeare
Coming of Age in Samoa
– Margaret Mead
Common Sense
– Thomas Paine
Communist Manifesto
– Karl Marx
– J.J. Rousseau
Confessions of an English Opium Eater
– Thomas De Quincey
Confidential Clerk
– T.S. Eliot
Conquest of Self
– Mahatma Gandhi
– Mulk Raj Anand
Count of Monte Cristo
– Alexander Dumas
Coverly Papers
– Joseph Addison
– Gore Vidal
Crescent Moon
– Rabindra Nath Tagore
Crime and Punishment
– Feodor Dostoyevsky
Crisis into Chaos
– E.M.S. Namboodiripad
Cry, the Beloved Country
– Alan Paton

Darkness at Noon
– Arthur Koestler
Darkness Visible
– William Styron
Das Kapital
– Karl Marx
David Copperfield
– Charles Dickens
Days of Grace
– Arthur Ashe and Arnold Ram Prasad
Death in Venice
– Thomas Mann
Death of a City
– Amrita Pritam
Death of a Patriot
– R.E. Harrington
Death of a Salesman
– Arthur Miller
– Emile Zola
– Giovanni Boccaccio
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
– Edward Gibbon
Descent of Man
– Charles Darwin
Deserted Village
– Oliver Goldsmith
– Sharat Chandra Chatterjee
Dilemma of Our Time – Harold Joseph Laski
– Henry Kissinger
Discovery of India
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Distant Drums
– Manohar Malgaonkar
Divine Comedy
– Dante Alighieri
Divine Life
– Swami Sivananda
Doctor Zhivago
– Boris Pasternak
Doctor’s Dilemma
– George Bernard Shaw
Don Juan
– Lord Byron
Don Quixote
– Miguel de Cervantes
Dr. Jkyll and Mr. Hyde
– Robert Louis Stevenson
Durgesh Nandini
– Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Down Under
– Bill Bryson
Dust to Dust
– Tami Hoag

– Emile Zola
Eminent Victorians
– Lytton Strachey
– Jane Austen
Ends and Means
– Aldous Huxley
English August
– Upamanyu Chatterjee
Envoy to Nehru
– Escott Reid
Essays of Elia
– Charles Lamp
Essays on Gita
– Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
Eternal Himalayas
– Major H.P.S. Ahluwalia
Ethics for New Millennium
– The Dalai Lama
Expandin Universe
– Arthur Stanley Eddington

Faces of Everest
– Major H.P.S. Ahluwalia
Family Matters
– Rohinton Mistry
Family Reunion
– T.S. Eliot
Far from the Madding Crowd
– Thomas Hardy
Farewell the Trumpets
– James Morris
Farewell to Arms
– Ernest Hemingway
Fasting Feasting
– Anita Desai
Father and Sons
– Ivan Turgenev
– J.W. Goeth
Final Days, The
– Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
First Circle
– Alexander Solzhenitsyn
For Whom the Bell Tolls
– Ernest Hemingway
Forsyth Saga
– John Galsworthy
Fortynine Days
– Amrita Pritam
Freedom at Midnight
– Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
French Revolution
– Thomas Carlyle
Friends and Foes
– Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
From Here to Eternity
– James Jones

– Tara Shankar Bandopadhyaya
Gandhi and Stalin
– Louis Fisher
– Rabindra Nath Tagore
Gathering Storm
– Winston Churchill
Ghasiram Kotwal
– Vijay Tendulkar
– Rabindra Nath Tagore
Glimpes of World History
– Jawaharlal Nehru
– Prem Chand
Golden Threshold
– Sarojini Naidu
Gone With the Wind
– Margaret Mitchell
Good Earth
– Pearl S. Buck
Good Times, Bad Times
– Harold Evans
Goodby, Mr. Chips
– James Hilton
Grammar of Politics
– Harold Joseph Laski
Great Expectations
– Charles Dickens
– R. K. Narayan
Gulag Archipelago
– Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Gulliver’s Travels
– Janathan Swift
Gypsi Masala
– Preeti Nair

Half a Life
– V.S. Naipaul
– William Shakespeare
– Manjula Padmanabhan
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
– J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
– J. K. Rowling
Heat and Dust
– Ruth Prawer Jhabwala
Heri Apparent
– Dr. Karan Singh
– Anthony West
Heroes and Hero Worship
– Thomas Carlyle
Himalayan Blunder
– Brigadier J.P. Dalvi
Hindu View of Life
– Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
– Nirad S. Choudhari
Homage to Catalonia
– George Orwell
How to Know God
– Deepak Chopra
Hullabaloo in a Guava Orchard
– Kiran Desai
Human Factor
– Graham Green
Hunchback of Notre Dame
– Victor Hugo
Hungry Stones
– Rabindra Nath Tagore

– Lee Iacocca
Ideas and Opinions
– Albert Einstein
I Follow the Mahatma
– K.M. Munshi
– Sunil Gavaskar
If I am Assassinated
– Z.A. Bhutto
If Only
– Geri Halliwell
Ignited Minds
– A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
In Evil Hour
– Gabriel Garcia Marques
In Memoriam
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
In Search of Gandhi
– Richard Attenborough
India in the New Millennium
– Dr. P.C. Alexander
India Changes
– Taya Zinkin
India Discovered
– John Keay
India Divided
– Rajendra Prasad
Indian Emerging Power
– Stephen Philip Cohen
India- Another Millennium
– Romila Thapar
India- Unbound
– Gurcharan Das
India of Our Dreams
– M.V. Kamath
India Remembered
– Percival and Margaret Spear
India Wins Freedom
– Abul Kalam Azad
India’s Priceless Heritage
– N.A. Palkiwala
Indian Philosophy
– Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi
– Katherine Frank
Inscrutable Americans
– Anurag Mathur
Inside Asia, Inside Europe, Inside Africa etc
– John Gunther
Interpreter of Maladies
– Jhumpa Lahiri
– Jean Paul Sartre
Invisible Man
– H.G. Wells
Is Paris Burning
– Larry Collins & Dominique Lapierre
– John Keats
Islamic Bomb
– Stev Weissman & Herbert Krouney
It was Five Past Midnight in Bhopal – Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro
– Sir Walter Swatt

Jai Somnath
– K.M. Munshi
Jane Eyre
– Charlotte Bronte
Jean Christopher
– Romain Rolland
Julius Caeser
– William Shakespeare
Jungle Book
– Rudyard Kipling
Junglee Girl
– Ginu Kamani
Jurassic Park
– Michael Crichton

Kalpana Chawla- A Life
– Anil Padmanabhan
– Vatsyayana
Kane and Abel
– Jeffrey Archer
– Raja Rao
Kashmir : A Tragedy of Errors
– Tavleen Singh
– Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
– Sir Walter Scott
– Robert Louis Stevenson
– Rudyard Kipling
King Lear
– William Shakespeare
Kubla Khan
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ladies Coupe
- Anita Nair
La Peste
– Albert Camus
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
– D. H. Lawrence
– Taslima Nasreen
Last Burden
– Upamanyu Chatterjee
Last Things
– C.P. Snow
Le Contract (Social Contract)
– J.J. Rousseau
Lead Kindly Light
– Vincent Shean
– Richard Nixon
Leaves of Grass
– Walt Whitman
Less Miserables
– Victor Hugo
– Thomas Hobbes
Life Divine
– Sri Aurobindo
Life is Elsewhere
– Milan Kundera
Life of Samuel Jhonson
– James Bosewell
Living History
– Hillary Clinton
– Vladimir Nobakov
Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
– Allan Sillitoe
Long Day’s Journey into Night
– Eugene O’Neill
Long Walk to Freedom
– Nelson Mandela
Look Back in Anger
– John Osborne
Lord of the Files
– William Golding
Love Story
– Erich Segal

– William Shakespeare
Magic Mountain
– Thomas Mann
Mahatma Gandhi and his Apostles
– Ved Mehta
Main Street
– Romain Rolland
Malgudi Days
– R.K. Narayan
Man and Superman
– George Bernard Shaw
Man of Property
– John Galsworthy
Man, Beast and Virtue
– Luigi Pirandello
Man-eaters of Kumaon
– Jim Corbett
Managing for the Future
– Peter Drucker
Managing for Results
– Peter Drucker
Mankind and Mother Earth
– Arnold Toynbee
Many Worlds
- K.P.S Menon
Mayor of Casterbridge
– Thomas Hardy
Mein Kampf
– Adolf Hitler
Memories of Hope
– Gen. Charles de Gaulle
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
– John Gray
Middle March
– George Eliot
Midnight’s Children
– Salman Rushdie
Mill on the Floss
– George Eliot
Moby Dick
– Hermann Melville
– Michael Jackson
Mother India
– Katherine Mayo
– Maxim Gorky
Much Ado About Nothing
– William Shakespeare
Murder in the Cathedral
– T.S. Eliot
My Days
– R.K. Narayan
My India
– S. Nihal Singh
My Life and Times
– V.V. Giri
My Music, My Life
– Pandit Ravi Shankar
My own Boswell
– M. Hidayatullah
My Presidential Years
– R. Venkataraman
Mystic River
– Dennis Lehane
My Son’s Father
– Dom Moraes
My Truth
– Indira Gandhi

– Emile Zola
Never At Home
– Dom Moraes
New Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy
– Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Nice Guys Finish Second
– B. K. Nehru
Nineteen Eighty Four
– George Orwell
– Uma Shankar Joshi
No Full Stops in India
– Mark Tully
Nostradamus and his Prophecies
– Edgar Leoni
– Joseph Conrad

O’ Jerusalem
– Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
– G. Shankara Kurup
Of Human Bondage
– W. Somerset Maugham
Oliver Twist
– Charles Dickens
On The Threshold of Hope
– Pope John Paul II
One Hundred Years of Solitude
– Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One World and India
– Arnold Toynbee
One World
– Wendell Wilkie
Operation Bluestar: The True Story
– Lt. Gen. K.S. Brar
Operation Shylock
- Philip Roth
– William Shakespeare
Our Films, Their Films
– Satyajit Ray
Out of Africa
– Isak Dinesen

Painter of Signs
– R.K. Narayan
Pakistan Cut to Size
– D.R. Mankekar
Pakistan: The Gathering Storm
– Benazir Bhutto
Pale Blue Dot
– Carl Sagan
– Vishnu Sharma
Paradise Lost
– John Milton
Pather Panchali
– Bibhuti Bhushan
Patriotic Gore
– Edmund Wilson
People Like Us
– Pavan Verma
Peter Pan
– J.M. Barrie
Plain Speaking
– N. Chandrababu Naidu
Pleading Guilty
– Scott Turow
Portrait of India
– Ved Mehta
Post Office
– Rabindra Nath Tagore
– William Wordsworth
– Saemus Heaney
Present at the Creation
– Dean Acheson
Pride and Prejudice
– Jane Austen
– Niccolo Machiavelli
Principa Mathematica
– Bertrand Russel
Prison Diary
– Jayaprakash Narayan
Private Lives
– Noel Coward
Profiles in Courage
– John F. Kennedy
– George Bernard Shaw

Rabbit, Run
– John Updike
– Prem Chand
Rape of Bangladesh
– Anthony Mascarenhas
Ravan and Eddie
– Kiran Nagarkar
Rebel, The
– Albert Camus
Red Badge of Courage
– Stephen Crane
Red Earth and Pouring Rain
– Vikram Seth
Red Star Over China
– Edgar Snow
Reflections on the French Revolution
– Edmund Burke
Remembering Babylon
– David Malouf
Rendezvous with Rama
– Arthur C. Clark
Revolution from Within
– Gloria Steinem
Riding the Storm
– Harold MacMillan
Riot: A Novel
– Shashi Tharoor
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
– William L. Shierer
Robinson Crusoe
– Daniel Defoe
Romeo and Juliet
– William Shakespeare
Room at the Top
– John Braine
Rabaiyat-I Omar Khyyam
– Edward Fitzgerald

– Maithili Sharan Gupt
– William Faulkner
Scam, The: Who Won, Who Lost , Who Got Away
– Debashis Basu and Sucheta Dalal
Scarlet Letter
– Nathaniel Hawthome
Seven Lamps of Architecture
- John Ruskin
Seven Summers
– Mulk Raj Anand
Sexual Behaviour in the American Male
– Alfred Kinsey
Shadow and Act
– Ralph Ellison
Shape from Ladakh
– Bhavani Bhattacharya
Shape of Thing to Come
– H.G. Wells
She Stoops to Conquer
– Oliver Goldsmith
– Hermann Hesse
Silent Spring
– Rachel Carson
Six Characters in Search of an Author
– Luigi Piradello
Six Easy Pieces
– Richard P. Feyman
Slaughter House Five
– Kurt Vonnegut
Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered
– Ernst Schumacher
Snakes and Ladders: Essays on India
– Gita Mehta
Snow Country
– Yasunari Kawabata
Sohrab and Rustam
– Mathew Arnold
Sons and Lovers
– D.H. Lawrence
Sophie’s Choice
– William Styron
Story of My Life
– Moshe Dayan
Strangers and Brothers
– C.P. Snow
– John Galsworthy
Stupid White Men
– Michael Moore
Sun Stone
– Octavio Paz
Sunny Days
– Sunil Gavaskar
Swami and Friends
– R.K. Narayan

– Sir Walter Scott
Tarzan of Apes
– Edgar Rice Burroughs
– William Shakespeare
Tender is the Night
– E. Scott Fitzgerald
Tenth Insight
– James Redfield
Thank You, Jeeves
– P.G. Wodehouse
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
– Arthur Conan Doyle
The Affluent Society
– John Kenneth Galbraith
The Age of Reason
– Jean Paul Sartre
The Agenda
– Bob Woodward
The Agony and the Ecstasy
– Irving Stone
The Ambassadors
– Henry James
The Applecart
- George Bernard Shaw
The Arrangement
– Elia Kazan
The Banyan Tree
– Hugh Tinker
The Best and the Brightest
– David Halberstam
The Better Man
– Anita Nair
The Big Fisherman
– Lloyd Douglas
The Bride’s Book of Beauty
– R.J. Waller
The Cancer Ward
– Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The Call of the Wild
– Jack London
The Canterbury Tales
– Geoffery Chaucer
The Captive of the Caucasus
– Alexander Pushkin
The Cardinal
– Henry Morton Robinson
The Caretaker
– Harold Pinters
The Castle
– Ranz Kafka
The Cat and Shakespeare
– Raja Rao
The Changing World of the Executive
– Peter Drucker
The Civil War
– Shelby Foote
The Clown
– Heinrich Boll
The Coup
– John Updike
The Court Dancer
– Rabindra Nath Tagore
The Crucible
– Arthur Miller
The Day of the Locust
– Nathaniel West
The Death of Vishnu
– Manil Suri
The Degeneration of India
– T.N. Sheshan
The Diary of a Young Girl
– Anne Frank
The Double Helix
– James D. Watson
The End of a Beautiful Era
– Joseph Brodsky
The End of History and the Last Man
– Francis Fukuyama
The Executioner’s Song
– Norman Mailer
The Eye of the Storm
– Patrick White
The Far Pavilions
– M.M. Kaye
The Faraway Music
– Svetlana Allilueva
The Feminine Mystique
– Betty Friedan
The Fifth Horseman
– Larry Collins and Domnique Lapierre
The Fire Next Time
– James Baldwin
The Forbidden Sea
– Tara Ali Baig
The French Lieutenant’s Woman
– John Fowles
The Fury
– Salman Rushdie
The Ginger Man
– J.P. Donleavy
The Glass Palace
– Amitav Ghosh
The God of Small Things
– Arundhati Roy
The Godfather
– Mario Puzo
The Golden Gate
– Vikram Seth
The Grapes and the Wind
– Pablo Neruda
The Grapes of Wrath
– John Steinbeck
The Great Challenge
– Louis Fischer
The Great Indian Novel
– Shashi Tharoor
The Guns of August
– Barbara Tuchman
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
– Carson McCullers
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
– Douglas Adams
The Horse Whisperer
– Nicholas Evans
The Green Knight
– Iris Murdoch
The Heart of the Matter
– Graham Greene
The Hot Zone
– Richard Prelurid
The House of the Spirits
– Isabel Allende
The Humboldt Gift
– Saul Bellow
The Idiot
– Feodor Dostoyevsky
The Importance of Being Earnest
– Oscar Wilde
The Interpreter of Maladies
– Jhumpa Lahiri
The Interpreters
– Wole Soyinka
The Invisible Man
– Ralph Ellison
The Joke
– Milan Kundera
The Judge
– Steve Martini
The Judgement
– Kuldip Nayar
The Keeper of the Keys
– Milan Kundera
The Last Temptation of Christ
– Kazant Zakis
The Legends of Khasak
– O.V. Vijayan
The Making of a Midsummer Night’s Dream
– David Selboume
The Mandarin
– Simon de Beauvoir
The Masters
– C.P. Snow
The Man Who Killed Gandhi
– Manohar Malgaonkar
The Merchant of Venice
– William Shakespeare
The Middle Ground
– Margaret Drabble
The Mind of the C.E.O.
– Jeffrey E. Garten
The Minister’s Wife
– Amaresh Mishra
The Miser
– Moliere
The Moon and Sixpence
– W. Somerset Maugham
The Moor’s Last Sigh
– Salman Rushdie
The Night Manager
– Johnie Cane
The Old Man and the Sea
– Ernest Hemingway
The Origin of Species
– Charles Darwin
The Other Side of Midnight
– Sidney Sheldon
The Painted Veil
– W. Somerset Maugham
The Pickwick Papers
– Charles Darwin
The Pilgrim’s Progress
– John Bunyan
The Power and the Glory
– Graham Greene
The Power of Positive Thinking
– Norman Vincent Peale
The Private Life of Chairman Mao
– Dr. Li Zhisui
The Proper Study of Mankind
– Isaiah Berlin
The Rain King
– Saul Bellow
The Rape of the Lock
– Alexander Pope
The Return of the Native
– Thomas Hardy
The Rights of Man
– Thomas Hardy
The Road Ahead
– Bill Gates
The Robe
– Lloyd C. Douglas
The Roots
– Alex Haley
The Satanic Verses
– Salman Rushdie
The Second World War
– Winston Churchill
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
– Deepak Chopra
The Sheltering Sky
– Paul Bowles
The Shoes of the Fisherman
– Morris L. West
The Social Contract
– Rousseau
The Songs of India
– Sarojini Naidu
The Sound and the Fury
– William Faulkner
The Spirit of the Age
– William Hazlitt
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
– Mahatma Gandhi
The Strange and Sublime Address
– Amit Chaudhary
The Struggle in My Life
– Nelson Mandela
The Sword and the Sickle
– Mulk Raj Anand
The Testament
– John Grisham
The Third Wave
– Alvin Tofler
The Total Zone
– Martina Navaratilova
The Tree of Man
– Patrick White
The Trial
– Franz Kafka
The Trotter-Nama
– Allan Sealy
The Unfurnished Man
– Patrick White
The Vendor of Sweets
– R.K. Narayan
The Victim
– Saul Bellow
The Volcano Lover
– Susan Sontag
The Wasteland
– T.S. Eliot
The Way of all Flesh
– Samuel Butler
The Wealth of Nations
– Adam Smith
Theory of War
– John Brady
Things Fall Apart
- Chinua Achebe
Thirteenth Sun, The
– Amrit Pritam
Thom Birds
– Collen McCullough
Thousand Cranes
– Yasunari Kawabata
Three Horsemen of the New Apocalypse
– Nirad C. Chaudhary
Time Machine
– H.G. Wells
Tin Drum
– Gunther Grass
Tinker, Tailor Soldier
– John Le-Came
Tome Jones
– Henry Fielding
To the Lighthouse
– Virginia Woolf
Train to Pakistan
– Khushwant Singh
Treasure Island
– Robert Louis Stevenson
Tropic of Cancer
– Henry Miller
Tryst with Destiny
– S. Gopalan
Twelfth Night
– William Shakespeare
Two Leaves and a Bud
– Mulk Raj Anand

– James Joyce
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
– Harriet Beecher Stowe
Under the Net
– Iris Murdoch
Unsafe at Any Speed
– Ralph Nader
Unto The Last
– John Ruskin
Untold Story
– General B.M. Kaul
Up from Slavery
– Booker T. Washington
– Thomas Moore

Valley of the Dolls
– Jacqueline Susann
Vanity Fair
– William Thackeray

Waiting for Godot
– Samuel Beckett
Waiting for the Mahatma
– R.K. Narayan
Wake up India
– Annie Besant
War and Peace
– Leo Tolstoy
Westward Ho
– Charles Kingsley
What they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School
– Mark. H. Mc Cormack
Who is Kalam?
– R. Ramanathan
Who moved my cheese?
– Dr. Spencer Johnson
Wings of Fire
– A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Winter Solstice
– Rosamunder Pilcher
Witness to an Era
– Frank Moraes
Women in Love
– D.H. Lawrence
World Within Worlds
– Stephen Spender
Wuthering Heights
– Emily Bronte

– V.S. Khandekar
Year of the Upheaval
– Henry Kissinger
Yesterday and Today
– K.P.S. Menon
You Can Win
– Shiv Khera

Zen and the Art of Motocycle Maintenance
– Robert Pirsig