Born in , Premchand learnt Urdu and Persian at the tender age of 7 years. Inked Dhanpat Rai, he wrote under the pen name, Nawab Rai, which was later. – Buy Kafan – Premchand book online at best prices in india on Read Kafan – Premchand book reviews & author details and more at . Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only.

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Kafan must be one of the best stories in not just in Hindi but world literature. They are shown in poor light.

Kafan ( कफ़न )

This is my first Premchand book of short stories. Apr 06, Sachin Kamboj rated it it was amazing. Story of a lazy duo of father and son, who doesn’t kafn any responsible even when Son’s wife is dying in child birth and indulge in a very shameful act for spending the money in alcohol they begged for her cremation – really touching.

His novels describe the problems oafan the poor and the urban middle-class. It is sad to see the rich giving money for shroud when they wouldn’t show same charity by giving money for her medicine when she was alive. Sometime they are presented mere as prmchand thing of ridicule to make a thing of fun as Gheesu and Madhav are portrayed in the short story in The Shroud Kafan.

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Help Center Find new research papers in: They both left to buy shroud. They do not see her; had their potato and sleep without bothering about her.

The short stories are too good! A quintessential Premchand story.

Kafan (The Shroud), by Premchand, translated from Urdu and Hindi by Frances W. Pritchett

Sep 25, Sidharth Vardhan rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is no virtue. Nowhere so injustice had been done portrayal of characters. As a rule, I like reading Premchand. Feb 10, Nidhi rated it liked it. Nonetheless, this has been a good read. He did not portray any of his non-Dalit characters like this. The book I read on a single evening!

Apr 24, S. No trivia or quizzes yet. And in any case dead body would not left by with other people society, and all family members went to buy shroud.

KAFAN – HINDI – PREMCHAND

Premchand is no exception to it. Even if it is not possible to all members to stay with dead body, at least one member stays back with dead body.

Its humor is just a mask to hide the ugly truth which Munshiji wants to convey. They roamed in market till evening but not able to buy it. It is a crime.

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Premchand is well known novelist and story writer of Urdu and Hindi. Aug 31, Darshil rated it really liked it. He narrated simple narratives that subtly veer your attention towards the larger concerns – not only of the protagonist, but of people in general. So it can be said that characterization of Dalit by Pramchand is not justified, as in the line of mainstream literature.

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Drinking liquor from the money collected for shroud is inhuman and portrayal of such situation shows the prejudice of author. Imagine times when wages were so low, the idle were hardly worse off than hard-working -the rich are probably more to blame.

Characterization of Dalit by Pramchand is not justified, as in the line of mainstream literature. Madhav got irritated been asked by his father to see the condition of his wife who in. No wonder premchanr has been termed as a great writer. Of all the stories, I loved ‘Intoxication’ the most.

It would have been comic if the implications are not so horrible.