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Book Summary of Sevasadan

Sevasadan 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. 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 Hindu-Muslim divide, but also conceives of an ideal community that gives a new direction to the life of a fallen woman and allows her to lead a meaningful existence.

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.

This volume includes a critical introduction by Professor Vasudha Dalmia.

About the Authors
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.

Snehal Shingavi (Translator) Research Scholar, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley.

Details of Book: Sevasadan (BSID:113571)

Book Sevasadan
Author Munshi Premchand, Snehal Shingavi
ISBN 0195696581
ISBN-13 9780195696585, 978-0195696585
Binding Paperback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publishing Date 2008
Number of Pages 320
Language English
Dimensions 8.46 x 5.51 x 0.71 inches
Weight 344 grams

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Amit May 03, 2014 review from Goodreads

Great book by an amazing writer. I read this book in Hindi, can't say how it is translated in English, but if you know good hindi I strongly recommend this book. The story made me cry, the story is beautifully presented and it made the characters alive.

Lishan June 19, 2012 review from Goodreads

I like this book because it revealing the dark side of human mind. And also give nice explanations about how it works when it helpless. Munchi Premchand is one of my favorite Anthers since i was in high school.. i will rate this book 4/5 without any debut.

Shailendra December 09, 2012 review from Goodreads

i have read hindi version of this book ..... really awesome..loved it. i will recommend it to read it in hindi only when then u will get to feel it.

Gurjeet August 01, 2011 review from Goodreads

Amazing......I have read hindi version of this book. Premchand is my favourite hindi writer.


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