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October 13 , 2008

The Shroud & other Stories


Munshi Premchand (1880-1936) was a prolific Indian writer. Besides being a great novelist, Premchand was also a social reformer and thinker. His greatness lies in the fact that his writings embody social purpose and social criticism rather than mere entertainment. Literature according to him is a powerful means of educating public opinion. He believed in social evolution and his ideal was equal opportunities for all.

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Munshi Premchand was a novel writer, story writer and dramatist, and he has been referred to as the emperor among novelists and writers. His works include more than a dozen novels, around 250 short stories, several essays and translations of a number of foreign literary works. His Some popular stories are follows.




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