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 love for the countryside is evident in his fictional and non-fictional writings. Yet, he understood that the seeming idyllic village life was ridden with its own issues. This carefully curated collection brings together some of his best short stories about the Indian village life, which Premchand used as an opportunity to critique social issues such as moral bankruptcy, caste injustices, money woes, blind faith and much more.
|Stories on the Village by Premchand