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The Great Stories of Munshi Premchand
by Premchand      (Author ALERT)



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ProductID: 22899 - Paperback - 382 Pages (Year: 2012)
Manoj Publications ~ ISBN: 9788131004036


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Munshi Premchand (July 31, 1880-Octber 8, 1936) brought realism to Hindi literature. Premchand wrote on the realistic issues of the day-communalism, corruption, zamindari, debt, poverty, colonialism etc. he avoided the use of highly Sanskritized Hindi and instead used the dialect of the common people.

Premchand popularly known as Munshi Premchand was one of the greatest literary figures of modern Hindi literature. Histories vividly portrayed the social scenario of those times.

Before Premchand, Hindi literature consisted mainly of fantasy or religious works. Premchand brought realism to Hindi literature. He wrote over 300 stories, a dozen novels and two plays.

Premchand’s writings have been translated not only into all Indian languages, but also English, Russian, Chinese, and many other foreign languages.



 Table of Contents


1. Rani Sarandha
2. Bade Ghar Ki Beti
3. Raja Hardaul
4. Garib Ki Hai
5. Pareeksha-1
6. Namak Ka Daroga
7. Khoon Sared
8. Saut-1
9. Do Bhai
10. Ghamand Ka Putla
11. Maryada Ki Vedi
12. Atmaram
13. Shankhnad
14. Brahma Ka swang
15. Shanti-1
16. Pareeksha-2
17. Guptdhan
18. Nairashya Leela
19. Satyagraha
20. Vair Ka Ant
21. Shartranj ke Khilar
22. Sava Ser Gehun
23. Kajaki
24. Ramleela
25. Sati-1
26. Actress
27. Sujan bhagat
28. Fatiha
29. Ghar Janwai
30. Poos Ki Raat
31. Maikoo
32. Saut-2
33. Sadgati
34. Do Bailon Ki Katha
35. Holi Ka Uphaar
36. Sati-2
37. Beton Wali Vidhwa
38. Kayar
39. Rangeele Babu
40. Quaidi
41. Shanty-2
42. Bade Bhai Saheb
43. Do Behnen
44. Cricket match

 


 About the Author

Premchand is a pioneering figure in Modern Hindi literature. One of the initiators of realism in Indian fiction, his reformist stories on the evils of contemporary society proved very popular in his time. Today, his novels and short stories dealing with the quotidian lives of everyday heroes have attained the status of classics. As the greatest Hindi and Urdu writer of pre-independence India, Premchand deserves to be much better known outside his regional milieu; this felicitous translation will enable many readers to appreciate him for themselves.


 

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