Stories on Women by Premchand
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Stories on Women by Premchand

Overview

Munshi Premchand is one of the most important writers of the Hindi-Urdu canon. His prolific writing contributed largely to shape the genre the short story 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.
In a time when women virtually had no agency, Premchand wrote stories that helped to shed light on their plight within a patriarchal society. Although his female characters are sometimes considered conservative by modern standards, the fact that he used his works to highlight the difficult place that they occupied in his time is significant in itself.

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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
Premchand is belived to be one of the best storytellers. His novel Godan is the most popular of his works. There is hardly another writer who is comparable to Premchand in terms of the range and style of his writing. He is counted among the formost creators of Hindi literature.
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