Munshi Premchand is considered as one of the greatest fiction writer in Hindi. His short stories are being published in English by publisher Penguin by December. He wrote close to three hundred short stories over the course of a prolific career spanning three decades.
Premchand’s range and diversity were limitless as he tackled themes of romance and satire, gender politics and social inequality, with unmatched skill and compassion. Sometimes poignant, acerbic, comical and tragic, these tales offer a glimpse into the lives of people caught between a traditional past and the advent of modernity.
This is the very first time Penguin Classics brings together Premchand’s entire short-fiction oeuvre for the delight of the English-speaking world. Along with M. Asaduddin’s illuminating introduction, this path-breaking anthology, published in 4 volumes, features several stories not hitherto available either in Hindi or Urdu.