India Quiz – Set 58

Question:

A well-known dancer and choreographer of the Bharatnatyam dance form, she was married to freemason and bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church George Arundale. She was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, where she was responsible for the passing of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956. Identify the dancer.

Answer:

Rukmini Devi.

India Quiz – Set 54

Question:

The first athlete from India to win an Olympic medal, he won Silver medals in both the 200m and 200m hurdles race in the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. Educated in the St.Xavier’s College in Calcutta, he moved to the United States after his athletic career and acted in a few Hollywood movies and Broadway shows. Identify the athlete.

Answer:

Norman Pritchard. In his Hollywood career, he was known as Norman Trevor.

India Quiz – Set 53

Question:

One of the eight principal traditions in Indian classical dance, it is believed to have been created by Srimanta Sankardev, a saint who lived in the 15th century. It was originally performed by monks in the Vaishnava monasteries in Assam to present mythological teachings. It was given the recognition of being a classical dance form of India in the year 2000 by The National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama. Identify the dance form.

Answer:

Sattriya.