5 Must read stories of Munshi Premchand
Hindi Literature! No discussion about Hindi Literature is complete without the mention of Munshi Premchand. He is one of the finest writers of early 20th century. He was a simple man and all of his amazing writings reflects his simplicity. | 5 Must read Stories of Munshi Premchand | Hindi Literature |
His stories were very simple to understand, heart touching and he always used his writings to show the true face of the societal issues during that period of time. His stories are the clear reflection of the condition of the society during 20th century. And his stories were completely based on what he saw and observed; and what was happening around him.
He wrote mainly about the society incidents like child marriage, poverty and racial discrimination.
Without any doubt, Kafan is one of his best stories. And also it is one of his saddest stories. It shows the deep emotions and struggles of a poor father and son both who were too lazy to do anything on their own. It is the story how they borrowed money to buy Kafan for their dead mother and wife, and spent them on drinks and food.
Rangbhoomi is one of his writing about the social upheavals during the 20th century in the Indian society. In this story he questions god. It illustrates the destruction and devastation of the pleasant society and agriculture due to the impact of colonial rule.
Idgah is considered to be one of the simplest stories written by Premchand. It is a beautiful story about the lovely bonding of a little boy and his grandmother. The boy learns hardships, love and care; and finally when he gets some money, then he got a chimta for his grandmother so she doesn’t burn her hand while making rotis. It is a very heart touching story.
Sevasadan is one of such writings of Premchand which was ahead of time so it didn’t do well as compared to his other stories. The book portrays the newly emerging Hindu-Muslim divide. It highlights the ‘Pillars of Society’ who can sacrifice their principles behind the close doors.
Poos ki Raat
Poos ki Raat is another masterpiece from Premchand. Poos ki Raat meaning a night of January is a heart-wrenching story of farmer who paid all his money to clear off his debt which he had saved to buy his blankets for winters. But he survived through the cold and chilling winds with the help of this old tattered blanket and his loyal dog who was always by his side.
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