Cerebral Shangrila

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Rainbow Quiz - Identify the personality - Week 12

Here is the next weekly "Rainbow" quiz , where I would be giving 7 clues (Hence the name Rainbow) about a personality. Try to discover the person in the least number of clues . You can either leave the answer as a comment / email me . Feedback/ suggestions welcome. Googling is not preferred but then its just for fun and so go ahead if you need to.

This week's personality is an author whose works I admire immensely for the cause that it stands for. His books have deeply influenced my thoughts on freedom and liberty.

clue # 1 : X was born in Motihari, Bengal (modern Bihar), in India, when it was part of the British Empire under the British Raj.

clue # 2 : His family could not pay for university and he had no prospect of winning a scholarship, so he joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He came to hate imperialism and decided to resign and become a writer.

clue # 3 : During second world war, X took up a job at the BBC Eastern Service, mostly working on programs to gain Indian and East Asian support for the United Kingdom's war efforts. He was well aware that he was engaged in propaganda, and wrote that he felt like "an orange that's been trodden on by a very dirty boot".

clue # 4 : X finished his anti-Stalinist allegory Y (name of the book), which was published with great critical and popular success.Y is a magnificent book that is a satire on totalitarianism.

clue # 5 : After world war 2, he published his best-known work, Z (Name of the book). Z was originally titled "The Last Man in Europe", but his publisher suggested the change ( Z is one of my favorite books - a phenomenal work ).

clue # 6 : He died unfortunately due to TB before he turned 50. He is well known all round the world by his pen name.

clue # 7 : His most famous novel was made immortal through a brilliant ad for Apple's Macintosh Computer.

Who is X ? Also name Y,Z .


  • X > Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell)
    Y > The Animal Farm
    Z > 1984

    By Blogger Gaurav, at 8:00 PM  

  • you are supposed to ask only one question.....why there are three questions then (X,Y,Z).....more clues required for Y and Z parts

    By Anonymous The mottai boss, at 12:00 PM  

  • Gaurav - perfect

    boss - 1 Q abt personality..any no of Q;s surrounding it. :-)

    By Blogger Cogito, at 3:54 PM  

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