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One person found this helpful. It is also the stories of his neighbours, employers, priests, and govan people surrounding him. This novel makes the arguments given by proponents of magic realism look lame. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Express more gratitude towards Life. Themed around the socio economic deprivation as well as the ppremchand of the village poor, the novel was the last complete novel of Premchand. Try I wanted to read a Premchand for a long time.

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Again Hori has to pay a penalty to the village Panchayat for his son eloping with a widow. Godan by Premchand 43 33 Nov 17, Customers who bought this item also bought. Gobardhan’s story takes up a good chunk of the book, and depicts the difference between city and village life.

Write a customer review. But the cow brings more disasters than blessings. This book not only contains the simple but emotional story of a farmer who, just like any of the farmers, is debt ridden and struggles to survive but also discusses philosophy of what is the true nature of human being and especially of women.


A must must read for every Indian. It was first published in and is considered one of the greatest Hindi novels of modern Indian literature.

Munshi Premchand is the pen name of Dhanpat Rai Srivastav. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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Premchand is best when he writes about the village life. But I was taken by surprise at the philosophical content and the depth of characters. A novel writer, story writer and dramatist, he has been referred to as the “Upanyas Samrat” “Emperor among Novelists” by writers. All in all a heavy read. Hori is in huge debt from local money lenders and eventually married off his daughter Rupa for mere rupees to save his ancestral land from being auctioned because of his inability to pay land tax.

Sold by Repro Books and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. The flavour of colloquial Hindi-peppered with Urdu and English words. Blows of life reminds us that earthly life is ephemeral. It is available in paperback.

Godan, a story of stark realism, is Premchand’s most outstanding novel. Premchand believed that social realism was the way for Hindi literature, as opposed to the “feminine quality”, tenderness and emotion of the contemporary Bengali literature. A very popular novel which makes a very special place in your heart.

It was originally written in Hindi and in it was translated to English. As Namvar Singh put it, the genre does not help with the aim of revealing the insides of the nations Other-ed by their colonizers.


If you want to read ebooks please download our app in your favorite mobile No Thanks. This is about the most hardhitting book that I have read against wealth itself!

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Wherever there is oppression, there are bound to be sentinels of the lower class positioning themselves as the gaolers and the upper class, as the go-between for all forms of slavery.

The poverty and compulsion-writ faces peeping out of the shabby windows at every wheel-turn left creases along the heart.

The way he expressed the life of a man: The Story starts from a point where Hori has a deep desire of having a cow as other millions of poor peasants. Munshi premchand is really a maestro in writing. The last two pages had me in such tears byy I was unable to see thru what was printed in those pages.

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It also describes diverse characters that lived in the then Lucknow city. I would love to read the munsh Hindi version of godan, not now, maybe after 10 years. When he is about to die, his wife Dhania took out all the money she had 1. Share your thoughts with other customers.