Munshi Premchand an Introduction

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"What the world calls sorrow is really joy to the poet."

Premchand, Godan

"लिखते तो वह लोग हैं, जिनके अंदर कुछ दर्द है, अनुराग है, लगन है, विचार है। जिन्होंने धन और भोग-विलास को जीवन का लक्ष्य बना लिया, वह क्या लिखेंगे?".

मुंशी प्रेमचंद, गोदान

Munshi Premchand one of the most celebrated writers of India is being remembered today on his Birth Anniversary.

Munshi Premchand's literature touched the hearts of readers as his stories came from lives of ordinary people, the exploitation of the underprivileged and the downtrodden. Up till now, the magic of his works is evident as his books are bestsellers.

He was born as Dhanpat Rai Srivastava, who was better known by his pen name ‘Munshi Premchand in a place called Lamhi near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.'

He was known for his short stories in Hindi and Urdu. Some of his notable works and stories are 'Namak ka Daroga’, ‘Boodhi Kaki,’ 'Nirmala', 'Gaban', ‘Bade Ghar ki Beti,’ ‘Godaan’ and many more.

Munshi Premchand has written many novels, around 300 short stories and a number of essays.

Some of his works have been made into films as well. Some are Panch Parmeshwar, Sadgati, Godhuli, Oka Oori Katha, Shatranj Ke Khilari, Gaban.

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