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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Shamelessly they went to landlord Zamindar who kafsn them two rupees for cremation of dead body. In morning they find her and child in her womb to be dead. One of the best classic of Munshi Prem Chand. A poignant and moving account of the mayhem that takes place in a family when the lady of the house premchane in childbirth.

His works depict a rationalistic outlook, which views religious values as something that allows the powerful hypocrites to exploit the weak.

Premchand in this short story shows us the true ugly face of poverty. Lists with This Book. In his last days, he focused on village life as a stage for complex drama, as seen in his most famous work Godan as well as the short-story collection Kafan Aug 31, Darshil rated it really liked it. They were reluctant to see her; least other would eat the larger share from the potatoes they have. It Robs us of the things which makes us human like compassion, sympathy, self respect, magnanimity, self actualization etc.

Jul 28, Rambhakar Sharma added it Shelves: This was the first Premchand book I read and am definitely looking forward to more! The story has many fundamental flows which makes it unsound on technically ground but mars it free flow. Open Preview See a Problem? I think Premchand has the utmost respect for the dalits and he constantly brought out their plight through his writings. Apr 06, Sachin Kamboj rated it it was amazing. This can be accepted both are very lethargic, slothful, workshy and indifferent towards Budhiya.


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I have always premchamd left moved by Munshi Premchand’s works and this one does no less Ideally would have read it in Hindi but ended up reading it in English thanks to my impulse buying.

Budhiya was still moaning and groaning. Even if it is not possible to all members to stay with dead body, at least one member stays back with dead body. The reason for not going to see her as his father will devour major share of potatoes is inhuman and pitiable.

Wherever they appear, they are shown in poor light. Please read and you will be a changed person.

Kafan ( कफ़न )

Bitter reality of relationships comes out in difficult times – poverty and death. He even not spared the death in childbirth, to make butt of fun. Premchand is considered the first Hindi author whose writings prominently featured realism. Finally, they went to liquor shop, drank had stomach full of puries and other things. Though it is not essential to reveal the caste in background of story, the incident can happen with anyone in remote village in any community.

Also a good book. Click here to sign up. First that there was no one in community and neighbour in assisting Budhiya in her labour pain, but when she dies all came to consoles father and son.


Firstly, when Budhia is undergoing labour pain, no women of the community was with her. Some dalit activist premcgand India say that it is too casteist and as the protagonists are from lower caste it shows them in bad light. I had a story of his for my Hindi paper in college, which had to do with office politics, if that were included, or some story on those themes, the compilation could have been better. To be poor is to be premcnand without possible hope of food; to be sick without hope of medicine; to be tired and sleepy without a place to lay one’s head; to be naked without the hope premchxnd clothing; premcgand be despised and comfortless.


If somewhere they try asserting themselves their assertion is limited up to pleading, as Selia is portrayed in the novel Godan. In fact, it is hard to judge them despite their atitude towards the peemchand and later dead wo “It is a strange ritual which requires a new shroud for one who never had sufficient cloth all her life.

Skip to main content. Marcus Garvey truly captures the spirit of Kafan as follows: But in making butt of joke of Dalit characters he seems to have sidelined his faculty of story writing. To target a particular community cannot be called as intellectual endeavor; it is propaganda machinery or rather be called as sharp lampoon targeting particular caste.

That is why they did not get jobs anywhere. In the end would second what Hindu says about him – “Premchand is India”.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He narrated simple narratives that subtly veer your attention towards the larger concerns – not only of the protagonist, but of people in general. Not only of the community only, if there were women who premcchand totally stranger support and assist woman at this time.