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Premacanda 1881-1936

Works: 2,137 works in 4,763 publications in 22 languages and 18,616 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Historical films  Comedy films  Biography  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  History  Internet videos  Political fiction 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Originator
Classifications: PK2098.S7, 891.4335
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The gift of a cow: by Premacanda( Book )

179 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Hori, a poor peasant who yearns to own a cow and to make the pious Hindu's traditional gift to a Brahmin when he dies. Through Premchand's vivid character portrayals we witness the efforts of Hori's family to survive the conflicts of village politics and the webs spun by colonial landownership patterns. Counterposed to the culture of rural connectedness but also constriction is the isolation but also freedom of the city. Here the rigors of industrialization and empty materialism only can be offset by the promise of Gandhian idealism
The gift of a cow : a translation of the Hindi novel, Godaan by Premacanda( Book )

20 editions published between 1938 and 2002 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premchand was one of the foremost Hindustani writers of the early twentieth century, and Godaan (first published 1936) is Premchand's most celebrated novel. Economic and social conflict in a North Indian village are graphically portrayed in the story of Hori, a typical Indian fanner, and his family's struggle for survival and self-respect. Grinding poverty is the Indian farmer' s greatest enemy, and Hori fights it to the bitter end of his life. As every Hindi, Hori cherishes the desire to make the gift of a cow to a Brahman at the time of his death, for it is common belief that this gift enables him to enter heaven. The novel is dominated by that most important of themes of Indian folklore, the symbol of the cow, and by Hori's ceaseless striving to achieve his goal. In striking contrast to the village scene is the picture of Indian middle and upper-class urban. life, which Premchand skillfully reveals through such memorable characters as Miss Malti, an attractive young physician, Pandit Onkarnath, a newspaper editor, Dr. Mehta, a philosophy professor, and Mr. Khanna, a bank manager and factory owner. In both the "traditional" and the "modern" settings there is oppression; in both there are clashes of values. Yet behind the distinctively Indian setting, readers will recognize universal human predicaments.--Adapted from publisher description
Nirmala by Premacanda( Book )

137 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young and vulnerable, Nirmala is married off to an elderly widower by her mother who cannot afford to pay a dowry for her. A forbidden relationship between the young bride and one of her three stepsons seems inevitable. But her jealous husband perceives the possibility of such a relationship long before Nirmala and her stepson do, and the two are tragically separated. As the young man dies in a renunciatory illness, Nirmala is agonized by her culpability in his death and further crises in the family." "First published in 1928, this poignant novel by Premchand is a classic text of the woman as victim. Exploring sensitive, even dangerous terrain, it communicates a sense of tragedy rather than moral disapproval."--BOOK JACKET
Karmabhumi by Premacanda( Book )

88 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel
Rangbhumi : the arena of life by Premacanda( Book )

57 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic portrait of the world and the intricacy of human relationships
Gaban = The stolen jewels by Premacanda( Book )

55 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaban, one of the most celebrated novels of munshi premchand, was first published in 1931
Sevasadan by Premacanda( Book )

38 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of Premchand's most successful Hindi novels, Sevasadan is a bold statement on the political and religious debates about marriage, sexuality, and prostitution, at a time when Indian women were being held up as standard-bearers of a nation in chains." "Premchand depicts the hypocrisy of the so-called 'pillars of society', who can sacrifice their orthodox principles behind closed doors, yet do not shirk from mouthing moral platitudes in public. He portrays the reality of the interest groups which cut across the newly emerging Hindu-Muslim divide, but also conceives of an ideal community that gives new direction to the life of a fallen woman and allows her to lead a meaningful existence. The stream of idealism that runs through Premchand's works has often been criticized by scholars, but it is the counterpart of a relentless psychological and social realism, which has remained unmatched to this day." "A hugely popular novel, Sevasadan went through several editions after its first publication in 1918. It was made into a film in 1938 with M.S. Subbulakshmi in the lead role. It is not only a gripping novel but also a sensitive and perceptive document on the lives of young urban men and women at the beginning of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Courtesans' quarter : a translation of Bazaar-e-Husn by Premacanda( Book )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in Urdu and English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Premchand reader by Premacanda( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in Hindi and English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nine stories in this volume (arranged in order of difficulty) provide the student with a good, broad sample of modern Hindi prose--in respect to literary Hindi, somewhat premodern--with a good representation of both narrative and conversational language, but with little difficult or specialised matter
The gift of a cow : a translation of the classic Hindi novel, Godaan by Premacanda( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Premchand is the most famous Hindi novelist, and Godaan is Premchand's most celebrated novel. Economic and social conflict in a north Indian village are brilliantly captured in the story of Hori, a poor farmer, and his family's struggle for survival and self-respect. Hori does everything he can to fulfill his life's desire: to own a cow, the peasant's measure of wealth and well-being. Like many Hindus of his time, he believes that making the gift of a cow to a Brahman before he dies will help him achieve salvation. An engaging introduction to India before Independence, Godaan is at once village ethnography, moving human document, and insightful colonial history. Out of print for many years, this translation is regarded as a classic in itself."--BOOK JACKET
Waradāna : nāwala by Premacanda( Book )

41 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel based on social themes
Sevāsadana by Premacanda( Book )

51 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel based on a woman life
The shroud : the story in multiple translations by Premacanda( Book )

30 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing eight translations of a short story
Shatranj ke khilari = Chess players by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray brings an extra dimension to the merging of fact with fiction in the historical genre of the Indian cinema. While the East India Co. completes a bloodless takeover of an independent Indian state in 1856, two nawabs obsessively play chess. The dividing line between the personal and the political progressively narrows
Kāyākalpa by Premacanda( Book )

35 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in Hindi and Gujarati and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel based on the life struggle of Cakradhar, a fictional male character
A handful of wheat and other stories by Premacanda( Book )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1962 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premāśrama by Premacanda( Book )

36 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel based on social themes
Zād-i rāh by Premacanda( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in Urdu and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noveller om livet på landet i Indien
Mānasarovara by Premacanda( Book )

23 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in Hindi and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete short stories of a Hindi writer
Ghaban by Premacanda( )

22 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social novel
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The gift of a cow : a translation of the classic Hindi novel, Godaan
NirmalaKarmabhumiRangbhumi : the arena of lifeSevasadanCourtesans' quarter : a translation of Bazaar-e-HusnThe gift of a cow : a translation of the classic Hindi novel, GodaanKāyākalpa
Alternative Names
Cand, Prem

Cand Prem 1880-1936

Čand, Prem 1881-1936

Canda, Prema 1880-1936

Chand, Munshi Prem 1880-1936

Chand Prem

Chand Prem 1880-1936

Chand, Prem 1881-1936

Dhampatrai Srivastava 1881-1936

Dhanapata Rāya Śrīvāstava

Dhanpat Rai

Dhanpat Rai 1880-1936

Dhanpat Rai 1881-1936

Dhanpat Rai Srivastava

Dhanpat Rai Srivastava 1880-1936

Dhanpat Rai Srivastava 1881-1936

Dhanpat, Ráj 1880-1936

Dhanpat Ray

Dhanpat Ray Shrivastava.

Dhanpata Rāya Śrīvastavā


Dhanpati 1880-1936

Dhanpati Rai 1881-1936

Dhanpatrai 1880-1936

Dhanpatrai Šrivastav.

Dhanpatrai Srivastava 1880-1936

Dhānpatrāy, Śrīvāstava 1880-1936

Dhapat Raj

Dkhanpatraĭ 1881-1936

Monšės Premčands

Muṃśī Premacaṃda 1880-1936


Munshi Prem Chand 1880-1936

Munshī Premcand

Munshi Premchand

Munshi Premchand 1880-1936

Munshi Premchand Indiaas romanschrijver (1880-1936)

Munshi Premchand scrittore indiano

Mun̲ṣi Pirēmcant 1881-1936

Munši Prem Čand

Munśi Premacanda 1881-1936

Munšī Premčand 1881-1936

Munxi Premchand

Nawab Rai

Nawab Rai 1880-1936

Nawab Rai 1881-1936

Nawab Ray

Nawab Ray 1880-1936

Nawabrai 1880-1936

Parem Chand 1881-1936

Paremcand 1881-1936

Pirēmcant 1881-1936

Prem Čand

Prem Cand 1880-1936

Prem-cand 1880-1936 pseud. för Dhanpatrai Srivastava

Prem Čand 1881-1936

Prem Čand, Munši

Prem Chand

Prem Chand 1880-1936

Prem Chand 1881-1936

Prem Chand 1881-1936 Munshi

Prem Chand, Munshi

Prem Chand, Munshi, 1881-1936

Prem chand, Pseud

Prema Canda 1881-1936

Prema Chanda 1881-1936

Premacaṃda 1880-1936

Premacaṃda 1881-1936

Premacaṃda, Muṃśī 1880-1936


Premacanda 1880-1936

Premacanda 1880-1936 pseud. för Dhanpatrai Srivastava

Premacanda 1881-1936

Premacanda 1881-1936 Munśī

Premacanda Munśī 1881-1936

Premacanda, pseud.

Premacandajī 1880-1936

Premacandottara 1831-1936

Premacandottara 1881-1936

Premachanda 1881-1936

Premcaṃd, 1880-1936.

Premcaṃd 1880-1936 pseud. för Dhanpatrai Srivastava


Premčand 1880-1936

Premcand 1880-1936 pseud. för Dhanpatrai Srivastava

Premčand 1881-1936

Premčand, Dhanpatraj

Prémčand hindský spisovatel

Premcand, Munshi, 1880-1936.

Premcand, Munshi 1880-1936 pseud. för Dhanpatrai Srivastava


Premčands, 1880-1936


Prêmchand 1880-1936

Premchand 1880-1936 Munshi

Premchand 1881-1936

Premchand 1881-1936 Munshi

Premchand indischer Schriftsteller

Premchand Munshi

Premchand Munshi 1880-1936

Premchand Munshi 1881-1936

Premchand, pseud.


Premczand 1880-1936


Premtschand 1880-1936

Premtschand 1881-1936

Puliemuchangde 1880-1936

Rai, Dhanpat

Rai Dhanpat 1880-1936

Rai, Dhanpat, 1881-1936

Rai, Dhanpati 1881-1936

Rai, Nawab

Rai, Nawab, 1881-1936

Rai Srivastana Dhapat


Shrivastav 1880-1936

Shrivastava, Dhanpat Ray.

Šrivastao Dhanpatraju

Srivastava D. R.

Srivastava D. R. 1880-1936

Śrīvāstava, Dhanapata Rāya 1880-1936

Śrīvāstava, Dhanapatarāya 1881-1936

Srivastava, Dhanpat Ra 1881-1936

Srivastava, Dhanpat Rai

Srivastava Dhanpat Rai 1880-1936

Śrivastava, Dhanpat Rai 1881-1936

Śrīvastavā, Dhanpata Rāya

Śrīvastavā, Dhanpata Rāya, 1880-1936

Srivastava, Dhanpatrai.

Srivastava Dhanpatrai 1880-1936

Srivastava, Dhanpatrai 1881-1936

Дханпатрай Шривастав

Мунши Премчанд

Мунши Премчанд, 1880-1936

Мунші Премчанд

Прем Чанд


Премчанд 1880-1936

Чанд Прем

Шривастав Д

Шривастав, Дханпатрай

Шривастав, Дханпатрай, 1880-1936

بريم تشند

تشند، بريم، 1881-1936

جند، بريم، 1881-1936

منشى پريم چند

منشی پریم چند

منشی پریم چند 1880-1936

پرمچند فیلمنامه‌نویس و نویسنده هندی

‏پريم چند،‏ ‏1881-1936

‏پريم چند،‏ ‏1881-1936 ‏منشى،‏

‏پريم چند،‏ ‏منشى،‏ ‏1881-1936

‏پريم‌چند،‏ ‏1881-1936.

پرٮ۪م چنٛد

پریم چند

پریم چند ناول و افسانہ نگار


धनपत राय श्रीवास्तव

धनपत राय श्रीवास्तव, 1880-1936


प्रेमचंद 1880-1936

प्रेमचंद हिन्दी साहित्यकार


प्रॆमचन्द 1880-1936

मुंशी प्रेमचंद

मुंशी प्रेमचंद हिंदी आ उर्दू उपन्यासकार आ कहानीकार

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