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The Great Stories of Munshi Premchand A Collection of Best Writings by the Writer of the Masses 1st Edition,8131004031,9788131004036

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Publisher:Manoj Publications
Published In:2007
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:1.06 lbs
Pages:pp. 382 + [ii]

The Title "The Great Stories of Munshi Premchand A Collection of Best Writings by the Writer of the Masses 1st Edition" is written by Munshi Premchand. This book was published in the year 2007. The ISBN number 8131004031|9788131004036 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 1st Edition edition. This book has total of pp. 382 + [ii] (Pages). The publisher of this title is Manoj Publications. We have about 1498 other great books from this publisher. The Great Stories of Munshi Premchand A Collection of Best Writings by the Writer of the Masses 1st Edition is currently Available with us.

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About the Author

Premchand (July 31, 1880-October 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. His stories 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 riot only into all Indian languages, but also English, Russian, Chinese, and many other foreign languages.


1. Rani Sarandha (Queen Sarandha)
2. Bade Char Ki Beti (Daughter of a Cultured Family)
3. Raja Hardaul (King Hardaul)
4. Garib Ki Hai (Curse of the Poor)
5. Pareeksha-1 (The Test-1)
6. Namak Ka Daroga (The Salt Inspector)
7. Khoon Safed (White Blood)
8. Saut-1 (Co-Wife-1)
9. Do Bhai (Two Brothers)
10. Ghamand Ka Putla (The Embodiment of Pride)
11. Maryada Ki Vedi (Altar of Honour)
12. Atmaram (Atmaram)
13. Shankhnad (War Trumpet)
14. Brahma Ka Swang (Mocking at Brahma)
15. Shanti-1 (Peace-1)
16. Parf.Eksha-2 (The Test-2)
17. Guptdhan (Hidden Treasure)
18. Nairashya Leela (The Play of Despair)
19. Satyagraha (Civil Disobedience)
20. Vair Ka Ant (End of Enmity)
21. Shatranj Ke Khilari (Chess Players)
22. Sava Ser Gehun (11/4 Ser Wheat)
23. Kajaki (Kajaki)
24. Ramleela (Ramlila)
25. Sati-1 (Sati-1)
26. Actress (Actress)
27. Sujan Bhagat (Sujan Bhagat)
28. Fatiha (Fatiha)
29. Ghar Janwai (The Resident Son-in-law)
30. Poos Ki Raat (Night of Poush)
31. Maikoo (Maiku)
32. Saut-2 (The co-Wife-2)
33. Sadgati (Deliverance)
34. Do Bailon Ki Katha (Story of Two Bullocks)
35. Holi Ka Uphaar (Gift of Holi)
36. Sati-2 (Sati-2)
37. Beton Wali Vidhwa (Widow with Sons)
38. Kayar (Coward)
39. Rangeele Babu (A Flirtatious Gentleman)
40. Quaidi (The Prisoner)
41. Shanti-2 (Peace-2)9
42. Bade Bhai Saheb (Elder Brother)
43. Do Behnen (Two Sisters)
44. Cricket Match (Cricket Match)


Dhanpat Rai Srivastava or Munshi Premchand as he was better known was born on July 31,1880 in Lamahi near Varanasi. He ranks as one of the tallest icons in the field of modern Hindi and Urdu literature. Both his parents passed away early when he was still young. He had to face tremendous struggles to make his ends meet. In 1910, the District Magistrate in Jamirpur reprimanded him for his collection of short stories So/-e-Watan, which was termed as seditious. Hereafter, he began to write under the pen name "Premchand".

He wrote in Urdu too under the name of Nawabrai. Credited with introducing realism to the world of Hindi literature, he responded to Mahatma Gandhi's call in 1921 and resigned from government service. For a brief period, he worked as a scriptwriter for Bollywood movies. He used to write in the language of the common people and is credited with introducing issues like communalism, corruption, poverty and colonialism into Hindi and Urdu literature.

He lived a life of penury. Many of his works were later made into movies and television serials. The legendary Satyajit Ray made two movies based on Premchand's works—Sadgati and Shatranj Ke Khiladi. Premchand also wrote some plays. His works have been translated into many Indian and foreign languages. He passed away on October 8, 1936.

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