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Stories on the City by Premchand

Stories on the City by Premchand

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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.

Imprint: India Viking

Published: Jul/2018

ISBN: 9780670091461

Length : 160 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Stories on the City by Premchand

PREMCHAND

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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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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