Which fort in Rajasthan did Rudyard Kipling refer to as ‘the work of giants’? What are you wearing if you have put on Saleem Shahi? Who is the first Indian to be dismissed for handling the ball in an ODI? Answer all these questions and more as Derek O’Brien takes you on a grand tour of India with over 600 questions that cover topics as diverse as Cricket, Food, Film, Geography, Famous Women, Travel and others. Filled with information on famous Indians, landmarks, achievements, this A-Z of India is a quiz book that will help you know the country in a new and exciting way.
About the Author
Derek O’Brien was born in Kolkata. He began his career as a journalist for Sportsworld magazine but soon shifted to advertising. After working for a number of very successful years as Creative Head of Ogilvy, Derek decided to focus all his energy and talent in his passion—quizzing. Today, Derek is Asia’s best-known quizmaster and the CEO of Derek O’Brien & Associates. He has been the host of the longest-running game show on Indian television, The Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest, for which he was voted the Best Anchor of a Game Show at the Indian Television Academy Awards for three years in a row. Always innovating, Derek is also credited with having conducted the first quiz on Twitter in 2010. Derek has written over fifty bestselling reference, quiz and textbooks. In 2011, he was voted to the Rajya Sabha as a Member of Parliament (MP) and is the Leader of the All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party in the Rajya Sabha and the chief national spokesperson. He currently lives in Kolkata. Keep in touch with Derek on Twitter, where his handle is @quizderek, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MPDerekOBrien/