Munshi Premchand, widely lauded as the greatest Hindi fiction writer of the twentieth century, wrote close to 300 short stories over the course of a prolific career spanning three decades. 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 wrote widely about life in the city, life of the Indian peasant and his cattle, the countryside and stories shedding light on the plight of women. This carefully curated collection brings to readers some of his best short stories that have helped shape the genre of short stories in India.
Many of his stories have been converted into movies, and here we see some of the most popular ones.