gorakhpur fair

The looks of the shrine, a prominent centre of devotion for lakhs of Muslims and Hindus, along with Premchand’s residence, have changed with time.(HT Photo)

Inspiration for Premchand’s ‘Eidgah’-- a simple Gorakhpur fair

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Abdul Jadid, Gorakhpur
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2018 11:50 AM IST
Most of us have grown up reading Munshi Premchand’s ‘Eidgah’, a touching tale of the emotional bond between four-year-old orphan Hamid and his grandmother Amina, but not many know that a fair at Gorakhpur’s Eidgah inspired him to pen the story.
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