Born in , Premchand learnt Urdu and Persian at the tender age of 7 years. Inked Dhanpat Rai, he wrote under the pen name, Nawab Rai, which was later. – Buy Kafan – Premchand book online at best prices in india on Read Kafan – Premchand book reviews & author details and more at . Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only.

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Feb 10, Nidhi rated it liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. May 06, Ankita rated it it was amazing. This is my first Premchand book of short stories.

I think, since he was from a mediocre family this was the reason that he can easily present the real picture of problem faced by the lower group of society and the situations are very realistic. Not only of the community only, if there were women who are totally stranger support and assist woman at this time.


During his life span, Premchand wrote around short stories and 12 novels. Born Dhanpat Rai, he began writing under the pen name “Nawab Rai”, but subsequently switched to “Premchand”, kaffan he is also known as “Munshi Premchand”, Munshi being an honorary prefix.

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Story of a lazy duo of father and son, who doesn’t feel any responsible even when Son’s wife is dying in child birth and indulge in a premchanr shameful act for spending the money in alcohol they begged for her cremation – really touching. The poverty is portrayed according to caste. Poverty dehumanizes human beings. I find no other writer more expressive than him when it comes to bringing to the world the stark realities of life in poverty, racial discrimination and inequalities that prevailed in India years ago One of the best by the author at its peak and real senses, but needs a little criticism.

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He used literature for the purpose of arousing public awareness about national and social issues and often wrote about topics related to corruption, child widowhood, prostitution, feudal system, poverty, colonialism and on the India’s freedom movement.

Madhav got irritated been asked by his father to see the condition of his wife who in.

It might be the translation that made this book utterly bland. Nicely compiled and awesomely written. Its humor is just a mask to hide the ugly truth which Munshiji wants to convey. Bitter reality of relationships comes out in difficult times – poverty and death.

First that there was no one in community and neighbour in assisting Budhiya in her labour pain, but when she dies all came to consoles father and son. Some dalit activist in India say that it is too casteist and as the protagonists are from lower caste it shows them premchanf bad light.


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Other than prremchand, the book is very good. His works include more than a dozen novels, around short stories, several essays and translations of a number of foreign literary works into Hindi. Enter the permchand address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. In the end would second what Hindu says about him – “Premchand is India”. This is wikipedia summary in hindi: The short stories are too good! In modern sense it means the Shudra and untouchable.

Log In Sign Up. This can be accepted both are very lethargic, slothful, workshy and indifferent towards Budhiya.

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In morning they find her and child in her womb to be dead. I think Premchand has the utmost respect for the dalits and he constantly brought out their plight through his writings.

He did not portray any of his non-Dalit characters like this. Apr 24, S. Ocean Books P Ltd. They even curse her to die soon, if she would have to die.