Born in , Premchand learnt Urdu and Persian at the tender age of 7 years. Inked Dhanpat Rai, he wrote under the pen name, Nawab Rai, which was later. – Buy Kafan – Premchand book online at best prices in india on Read Kafan – Premchand book reviews & author details and more at . Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Though, it is very remote to accept a husband is so indifferent to her wife in labour pain, but still can be accepted. To be poor is to be a fit subject for crime and hell. Not only of the community only, if there were women who are totally stranger support and assist woman at this time.

As a rule, I like reading Premchand. It is no virtue. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Want to Read saving…. So it can be said that characterization of Dalit by Pramchand akfan not justified, as in the line of mainstream literature. This is my first Premchand book of short stories. It reminds me of the favorite quote of mine “to you the truth is what you have experienced”.

Kafan ( कफ़न )

premcchand But in making butt of joke of Dalit characters he seems to have sidelined his faculty of story writing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dalit came officially in usage at the first conference on Dalit Literature in Mumbai, Maharashtra Open Preview See a Problem?

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Either Dalits are missing altogether or if portrayed, their portrayal is not justified it is biased and lopsided. In the s, he was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation movement and the accompanying struggle for social reform. What will I do seeing her? He used literature for the purpose of arousing public awareness about national and social issues and often wrote about topics related to corruption, child widowhood, prostitution, feudal system, poverty, colonialism and on the India’s freedom movement.


Premchand is well known novelist and story writer of Urdu and Hindi. He was Thakur by birth. It might be the translation that made this book utterly bland. The short stories are too good! This short story first published by Jamia, in is a sharp critique on human selfishness.

In his last days, he focused on village life as a stage for complex drama, as seen in his most famous work Godan as well as the short-story collection Kafan Different mindsets and with every mindset there is a different story.

A usual pattern always i saw in his writing like related to social problem, simple language, kqfan heart-touching movement, real presentation of human nature, poverty and a very different kind of ending.


A stirring tale describing poverty, hunger and helplessness of India’s poor. Story of a lazy duo of father and son, who doesn’t feel any responsible even when Son’s wife is dying in child birth and indulge in a very shameful act for spending the money in alcohol they begged for her cremation – really touching. In fact, it is hard to judge them despite their atitude towards the dying and later dead woman.

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Premchand wrote fourteen novels, over three hundred short stories, many essays and letters, plays and translation. This was the first Premchand book I read and am definitely looking forward to more! So concluding the discussion, it has been pointed out that portrayal of Dalit in mainstream literature is hardly justified. Jul 20, Josinto rated it really liked it.


These are stories you can read in any mood, they raise questions regarding patriarchy, of our understanding of piousness, of our hypocritical stances at creating an equal society, and of the woes of farmers, that have not changed a bit in all these years that have passed since his kqfan.

A quintessential Premchand story. It is not that he author is not sympathetic towards poverty.

Kafan (The Shroud), by Premchand, translated from Urdu and Hindi by Frances W. Pritchett

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Premchadn poignant and moving account of the mayhem that takes place in a family when the lady of the house dies in childbirth. The story has some technical flaws which mar the free flow of story. They do not see her; had their potato and sleep without bothering about her. Nowhere so injustice had been done portrayal of characters. Imagine times when wages were so low, the idle were hardly worse off than hard-working -the rich are probably more to blame.

Prechand can be raise from poverty and earn his livelihood comfortably if he belongs to higher caste. To be poor is to be hungry without possible hope of food; to be sick without hope of medicine; to be tired and sleepy without a place to lay one’s head; to be naked without the hope of clothing; to be despised and comfortless. He did not portray any of his non-Dalit characters like this.