Gaban: The Stolen Jewels
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About the Author
Munshi Premchand (1880–1936) A pioneering figure in modern Hindi literature. He was one of the initiators of realism in Indian fiction and introduced the genre of the short story in Hindi. With social themes and character studies, he set the standard for writers who followed.
Christopher R. King (Tr) taught history and communication studies at the University of Windsor, Canada. He is the author of One Language, Two Scripts: The Hindi Movement in Nineteenth Century North India (OUP 1994) and the translator of Gaban: The Stolen Jewels (OUP
Details of Book: Gaban: The Stolen Jewels (BSID:113375)
|Book||Gaban: The Stolen Jewels|
|Author||Munshi Premchand, Christopher R King|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of Pages||324|
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'Gaban' (embezzlement) was my second book by Premchand, it was perhaps, my second Hindi novel.This may come as a surprise to my Western peers but such is the sorry state of affairs of Hindi literature in the most predominantly Hindi speaking region of the world. Even here, you would do well just...
Another masterpiece by Premchand. Greatest thing about his stories is the simplicity and close to reality feeling. You feel as if things are happening all around you. Characters have flaws like we all have. This story starts with mention of necklace and obsession of women with gold and necklace....
A slow start but becomes better as the story progresses. The story shows how we can fall for materialistic things and without caring for the consequences we just want to fulfil our wishes. This also shows that when our heart changes and we realize what we were doing, to what extent we can go and...
Good book. Nicely written.
One of the greatest hindi authors writing about plight of the indian society
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