Munshi Premchand: a prolific Indian writer

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Munshi Premchand also known as Dhanpat Rai Shrivastava, is a known writer of India and famous for his modern hindustani literature. An early 20th century writer, celebrated for his foremost hindi writings. His famous writings include gaban, Idgah, godaan, etc. The list of his works includes about 300 short stories, more than a dozen novels, many essays and many literary works translated into hindi.

Biography

Premchand was born on July 31, 1880 and died on October 8, 1936. When he first began writing, his pen name was Nawab Rai which later changes to Munshi Premchand. He was the fourth child of his parents with 3 older female siblings out of which earlier 2 died as infants. At 7 years of age he started his learning at a nearby madarsa and learnt urdu. At 8 his mother died due to illness and soon afterward his grandmother died. His sister was…

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