Hori had a great desire to have a milched cow tied to her tether in order to bring up her and wash all his worldly sins. By the grace of God he found one but due. Editorial Reviews. Review. ” no Indian should miss this novel, which Premchand wrote with GODAN – Kindle edition by Munshi Premchand. Download it once.

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It’s really difficult for us, the 21st century group, to comment anything about the old, un-educated, under-addressed, village life. The wealthy ones would never be able to evade the charm of status, position and money, howsoever benevolent and altruistic, they may claim themselves premcjand be. The story revolves around many characters representing the various sections of Indian community. Find another translation if possible. Modern readers could feel disgusted with the passive attitude of Hori- but munwhi was the way with the poor peasants-to endure the punishment, injustice and insult inflicted on them-tacitly.

Follow me on Ggodan anupama. Visit our Help Pages. Godan by Premchand 43 33 Nov 17, The poverty and compulsion-writ faces peeping out of the shabby windows at every wheel-turn left creases along the heart.


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A nice read that beautifully reflects how life is in a rural setting, contrasting it with the luxurious life of the rich class.

Maybe something was lost in translation. He talks about role of women in shaping the society. It was the time of immense sexism, casteism, and poverty.

There are, of munshl, Hori’s own relatives and fellow villagers: Premchand is too good a writer to have suffered this fate in translation. Frankly speaking, the novel exhibits two extremes of life, one is the harsh, debt-ridden village life, striving to feed and clothe their starved selves, and the other is the luxurious, lazy life of wealthy people, who are yearning to free pre,chand from the boring, bland, comfortable existence.

They play out their own games and suffer their own defeats. But still if someone wants to try a Premchand, please go ahead.

The loo here refers to the summer heat and not the toilet. Hori’s brothers and their problems are depicted well. The stories of the main character Hori, a serf, and his family, are superbly written.

A novel writer, story writer and dramatist, he has been referred to as the “Upanyas Samrat” “Emperor among Novelists” by writers. Great Expectations AmazonClassics Edition. A true insight into the lives of Indians. It is nevertheless, not essential. Definitely a re-readable novel.

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Font was big and agreeable. There is an ever-widening hollowness that life entails at birth.


What are the thoughts of a rural woman when she sees her urban counterpart with all her independence? It only mujshi the mystification. I believe in the latter, that for the most part, it was the Indians themselves who were oppressing the Indians.

Even though he is debt ridden but he still manages to laugh through the difficult times. Another line “He was parched, so he took a lotaful of water and drank it”. Lists with This Book. I simply couldn’t do justice by writing anything about this book.

It is an everlasting, ever recurring pain; while there is an end to life, there is no end to this. Set up a giveaway. Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Sorry, your blog munsji share posts by email. This book is also about gender differences, urban life, moneylenders, women, caste system, love, family, envy, the hold society has on our lives and much much more. Translators need to translate ideas, not words.