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Who is the author of the novel 'Tamas'?
1. Bhishma Sahni
2. Balraj Sahni
3. Premchand
4. Amrita Pritam

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Bhishma Sahni

The Correct Answer is Bhishma Sahni.

  • Bhishma Sahni is the author of the novel 'Tamas'.
  • Bhisham Sahni was an Indian novelist, actor, and playwright best known for his novel and television screenplay Tamas, a strong and passionate account of India's partition.
  • In 1998, he received the Padma Bhushan for literature, and in 2002, he received the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship.
  • He was the younger brother of Balraj Sahni, a well-known Hindi film star.
  • He served as General Secretary of the All India Progressive Writers Association (1975–85) and Acting General Secretary of the Afro-Asian Writers Association, as well as editor of the Lotus journal. 
  • He was the founder and chairman of 'SAHMAT,' a cross-cultural understanding organisation named after the assassinated theatre artist and activist Safdar Hashmi.

  • Tamas, a novel by Bhisham Sahni, is based on the riots that occurred during India's 1947 Partition, which he experienced in Rawalpindi. Tamas depicts the horrors of irrational communal politics of aggression and hate, as well as the tragic consequences – death, devastation, forced displacement, and nation partition.
  • It has been translated into many Indian languages, including Tamil, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kashmiri, and Manipuri.
  • Tamas received the Sahitya Akademi Award for Literature in 1975, and Govind Nihalani turned it into a television film in 1987.

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