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Stories on Women by Premchand

Stories on Women by Premchand

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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.

Imprint: India Viking

Published: Jul/2018

ISBN: 9780670091430

Length : 208 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Stories on Women by Premchand

PREMCHAND

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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PREMCHAND

Premchand is one of the greatest Hindi and Urdu authors in India. His name was originally Dhanpat Rai, but he came to be better-known by the name of Nawab Rai and Munshi Premchand. He was a sympathetic author, a conscious citizen of the country, a skilled orator and well-read editor. Premchand developed a tradition of Hindi story and novel so influential that it became the guide for the literature produced across the span of the century.

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