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Publisher:Crest Publishing House
Published In:2004
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:0.63 lbs
Pages:192 Pages

The Title "Selected Short Stories by Premchand 1st Edition" is written by Madan Gupta. This book was published in the year 2004. The ISBN number 8124200386|9788124200384 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 1st Edition edition. This book has total of pp. 192 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Crest Publishing House. We have about 656 other great books from this publisher. Selected Short Stories by Premchand 1st Edition is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

Premchand needs no introduction to Indian readers. He is the most acclaimed writer of the century in Hindi. What distinguishes Premchand's writings is that in them we feel the tempo of The Times in which he lived. Usually he catches our attention by A Few striding phrases and straight away plunges into action.

The stories included in this volume are some of the best pieces that Premchand wrote. Each piece is outstanding for its striking realism and true-to-life descriptions.

About the Author

Premchand is the nom de plume of Dhanpat Rai Srivastava. Born in a village near Benares in 1881, Premchand started his literary career in 1901 and continued it till his death in 1936. In this period of nearly 35 years, he wrote over two hundred and twenty short stories and nearly twelve novels, besides a number of articles, biographical sketches and translations. Not even the surface has been scratched in presenting Premchand to the English reader. The present translator knows of only two works, which have appeared so far in English. One is "Short Stories of Premchand", translated by Gurdial Mullick and published by Nalanda Publications, Bombay, in 1946. This is a collection of eleven stories. The second is "A Handful of Wheat and other Stories", published by the Peoples' Publishing House Ltd., New Delhi. This is a collection of fifteen stories but four of these have appeared in the Nalanda Publications book in a different translation.

Besides the above, it is not possible to trace out other works of Premchand which have been translated into English, although it is certain that a number of stories must have been translated and have appeared from time to time in various Indian newspapers and magazines.

Of works on Premchand in English there is an equal paucity and the present translator knows of only one "Premchand" by Madan Gopal, published by Bookabode, Lahore, in 1944. This is a small book of 126 pages. and is invaluable inasmuch as it is the only book of its kind available in English and contains a copious bibliography of Premchand's works both in Hindi and Urdu.


1. The Secret of Culture
2. The Way to Salvation
3. Salvation
4. The Poet
5. My Elder Brother
6. The Son-in-law
7. Box of Jewels
8. Foolish Friends
9. The Lone Voice
10. The Child
11. The Wrist Watch
12. The Undeserved Reward
13. Navier
14. The New Bride Lottery
15. Resignation
16. The Police of Justice
17. The House of God
18. A Police Officer's Tale
19. The Necklace
Premchand in English
Premchand-A Critical Appreciation by Madan Gopal