Selected Stories of Premchand

Selected Stories of Premchand short stories of Premchand translated in english

  • Title: Selected Stories of Premchand
  • Author: Munshi Premchand Purnima Mazumdar
  • ISBN: 8188322342
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 16 short stories of Premchand translated in english.

    • Selected Stories of Premchand BY Munshi Premchand Purnima Mazumdar
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    About "Munshi Premchand Purnima Mazumdar"

    1. Munshi Premchand Purnima Mazumdar

      Munshi Premchand Hindi was an Indian writer famous for his modern Hindustani literature He is one of the most celebrated writers of the Indian subcontinent,and is regarded as one of the foremost Hindustani writers of the early twentieth century.Born Dhanpat Rai, he began writing under the pen name Nawab Rai , but subsequently switched to Premchand , while he is also known as Munshi Premchand , Munshi being an honorary prefix A novel writer, story writer and dramatist, he has been referred to as the Upanyas Samrat Emperor among Novelists by some Hindi writers His works include than a dozen novels, around 250 short stories, several essays and translations of a number of foreign literary works into Hindi.Premchand is considered the first Hindi author whose writings prominently featured realism His novels describe the problems of the poor and the urban middle class His works depict a rationalistic outlook, which views religious values as something that allows the powerful hypocrites to exploit the weak 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.Several of his early works, such as A Little Trick and A Moral Victory, satirised the Indians who cooperated with the British colonial government In the 1920s, he was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi s non cooperation movement and the accompanying struggle for social reform During this period, his works dealt with the social issues such as poverty, zamindari exploitation Premashram, 1922 , dowry system Nirmala, 1925 , educational reform and political oppression Karmabhumi, 1931 In his last days, he focused on village life as a stage for complex drama, as seen in his most famous work Godan as well as the short story collection Kafan 1936.Premchand believed that social realism was the way for Hindi literature, as opposed to the feminine quality , tenderness and emotion of the contemporary Bengali literature.

    912 thoughts on “Selected Stories of Premchand”

    1. A collection of translated stories by the master Hindi storyteller Premchand. Quite a mixed bunch of stories. Some of them very enjoyable and deeply touching. Definitely worth a read. Shows how Premchand liked to tackle common social issues of the day and question what may have been assumed to be quite normal. The translation has 16 stories and the translator Purnima Mazumdar has done well to make sure that the genius of Premchand is still captured despite the translation.Of the 16 stories in th [...]


    2. I have a prejudice against Indian authors especially academics, because more often than not, they use words to complicate what they are saying. Like, you can't read without a dictionary in your hand and if you're a layman: well, tough luck. That being said, I am ashamed to say that I had to read Premchand primarily in English instead of my mother tongue. Of course, I belong to that category of readers who want to criticise translations and therefore, I went back to read every single short story [...]


    3. Munshi Premchand gives the real picture of an era bygone in India. His depiction of human depravity, poverty and characters in very simple worlds, without adding any floral language, is the best I have ever read. Though the time when he wrote is gone, but the basic emotions, human characters, behaviours and extent of human depravity, as well as the beauty of humanity showing up at the most unexpected times is still applicable. Alas, that he and his work couldn't get appreciated during his lifeti [...]


    4. This was my first formal encounter with the famous Premchand's short stories, although his work is such an integral part of Indian literature that two of the tales in this collection were instantly familiar to me (from my school textbooks).Premchand's vivid characters and unassuming plots make for beautiful, charming stories. The seven tales in this book instantly won me over, especially the lovely, touching "Idgah." The author's empathy and knowledge of human nature are showcased in each of his [...]


    5. Makes for a very breezy read. With salt-of-the-earth stories like Idgah and Salt Inspector make for special mention. Pre-independence Indian socirety can be truly experienced from the words of the master!


    6. A fine collection of beautiful stories by arguably the best writer of Hindustani language. The book contains various short stories of which Chess Player (Shatranj ke Khiladi) and Shroud (Kafan) are my favourites.





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