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PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2021 02:47 PM IST
The world of Hindi literature seems incomplete if the name Premchand doesn’t get mentioned. Any Indian you must’ve met would be lying if they haven’t come across his work at least once in their life. His works remain to be read vastly up until today and there’s no denying the fact that he was a brilliant writer with a cause.
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Born as Dhanpat Rai Srivastav, this great author first assumed the pen name Nawab Rai. In 1907, when one of his works was banned by the British rulers, he was prompted to change his pen name to Premchand.(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)
Born as Dhanpat Rai Srivastav, this great author first assumed the pen name Nawab Rai. In 1907, when one of his works was banned by the British rulers, he was prompted to change his pen name to Premchand.(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)

Munshi Premchand: The emperor of novels

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 09:28 AM IST
One of the most accomplished men of letters in Hindi, his works such as Seva Sadan, Nirmala, Bade Ghar Ki Beti, and short stories including Idgah, Kafan and Namak ka Daroga, powerfully depict through words the society as it prevailed during his time.
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)
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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