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Bringing someone like Jhuniya — who has dishonoured her family by her actions — into their home is a major no-no.

It shows how the life of these characters takes shape.

Godan by Munsi Premchand | Sulekha Creative

Premchand is very ambitious, and he does tell a good story, offering a good, teeming picture of Indian society of this time. Hori is only fined — though ln too is a devastating blow — but there is at least one dramatic excommunication in the book, in which chamars an untouchable caste defile a brahman and make him an outcaste. Godan was on my premcnand list for a long time, particularly having read his stories in school.

This in turn led to a fight between his wife and his younger brother, Heera’s wife. Lots of premchans then bring him back in the fold, but even so no one will eat food he has cooked or truly treat him as one of their own again. It may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards and make it more accessible to a general audience.

This eventually fulfils the traditional dream of Hori but still his desire to pay back the rupees to his son- in-law and to have a cow to feed the milk to his grandson remain unfulfilled.


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Godan – Premchand (Translated by Jai Ratan and P. Lal) – The Book Trade

Getting a cow is something Hori does dream of: The godwn of the crop next year would further put him into debt. When Hori failed to pay the zamindar his tax, he would take a loan from the money lenders.

Premchand creates a character with Hori that is like thousands who had the same struggle but survived. Godan by Munsi Premchand.

It was first published in and is considered one of the greatest Hindi novels of modern Indian literature. Bazaar-e-Husn Nirmala Karmabhoomi Godaan Her true character is seen when she gives shelter to two woman knowing well that it would be looked down by the society. The women in the story have very strong characters.

It was translated into English in by Jai Ratan and P. When the police came inquiring the death of the cow, Hori took a loan and paid the bribe to the police and was able to clear off his younger brother’s name. The village Panchayat fines Hori as his wife tackles the personal attack of the Pandit on them for sheltering Jhunia.

Do Bhiga Zameen was also one such movie which depicted the problems of the poor so realistically. The urban society is represented by Malati Devi doctorMr. The Gift of a Cow by Premchand. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Email required Address never made public. But his determination to pay those rupees and to have a cow to provide milk to his grand son, leads to Hori’s death because of excessive work.

Godan – Premchand (Translated by Jai Ratan and P. Lal)

The protagnist of the novel is Hori, who is a peasant trying to make his ends meet. Themed around the socio economic deprivation as well as the exploitation of the village poor, the novel was the last complete novel of Premchand. Hori’s wife, Dhaniya, is more practical, preventing some of Hori’s worst excesses — but not kn of them.


Yes, The Gift of a Cow is a political novel, and Premchand occasionally preaches — but generally he concentrates more on recounting the lives of these many characters and showing by example.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You can buy it here. The act of donating a cow in charityor Godaanis considered to be an important Hindu ritual, as it helps in absolving one of sin, and incurring divine blessings. The peasant and rural society is represented by the family of Hori Mahato and his family members which includes Dhania wifeRupa ejglish Sona daughtersGobar sonJhunia daughter-In-law.

The word connotes as religion, moral principles and values, conscience and duty. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This article needs additional citations for verification. Notify me of new comments via email.

Instead, Premchand offers a far broader tapestry. Some of the scenes premchandd so poignant that they make your heart heavy.

The narrative represents the average Indian farmer’s existence under colonial rule, with the protagonist facing cultural and feudal exploitation. But even they recognise that the system has gone wrong, Raj Sahib lamenting: He goes back dejected and carries on with his life.