Stories on the City by Premchand
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Stories on the City by Premchand

Overview

Munshi Premchand is one of the most important writers of the Hindi-Urdu canon in India. His prolific writing contributed largely to shape the genre of short stories as we know it in India. His range and diversity were limitless as he tackled themes of romance and satire, gender politics and social inequality, with unmatched skill and compassion.
Premchand's wrote prolifically about life in the city in the India of his time . In fact, his fictional corpus, if read uncritically, would lend itself to an easy binary between country life and city life. This collection attempts to break away from the misconceptions to bring to light the nuance in his understanding of city life.

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160 Pages | ISBN13 9780670091461
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M Asaduddin
M Asaduddin
M.Asaduddin is an author, critic and translator in several languages. His books include Premchand in World Languages: Translation, Reception and Cinematic Representations; Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand and Ray; A Life in Words; The Penguin Book of Classic Urdu Stories; Lifting the Veil: Selected Writings of Ismat Chughtai; For Freedom's Sake: Manto; and (with Mushirul Hasan) Image and Representation: Stories of Muslim Lives in India. He has been a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, and a Charles Wallace Trust Fellow at the British Centre for Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He is a regular speaker at literary festivals, and his translations have been recognized with the Sahitya Akademi Award, and the Katha and A.K. Ramanujan awards for translation, as well as the Crossword Book Award.
Premchand
Premchand
Literary giant Premchand's stories are the stories of the largest and most widespread section of the Indian society. He has written novels, short stories, plays, commentaries, essays, editorials and memoirs, although he was primarily a fiction writer. He has written 15 novels, more than 300 short stories, 3 plays, 10 translations, 7 children's books and editorials, lectures, prefaces, letters etc that run into thousands of pages. His novels, Godaan and Gaban, and his short stories, Shatranj ke Khilaadi , Kafan, etc. were made into films. Sevasadan, Premaashram, Rangbhumi, Karmabhumi, Nirmala etc. are his other prominent works.
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