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Premchand is one of the most celebrated writers in the Indian subcontinent. Born Dhanpat Rai Srivastav, he began writing under the pen name “Nawab Rai”, but subsequently switched to “Premchand”, while he is also known as “Munshi Premchand”

Premchand learnt Urdu and Persian from a maulvi in the madarsa. His repertoire includes plays, short stories, film scripts, children’s books and biographies. Premchand’s writings prominently featured realism. His novels describe the problems of the poor and the urban middle-class. His works depict a rationalistic outlook and 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.

At mehfil we will discuss Premchand, the writer who has painted a vast canvas of diverse stories enriching the quality of literature produced in our country.



Place Prithvi Theatre