Hori had a great desire to have a milched cow tied to her tether in order to bring up her and wash all his worldly sins. By the grace of God he found one but due. Editorial Reviews. Review. ” no Indian should miss this novel, which Premchand wrote with GODAN – Kindle edition by Munshi Premchand. Download it once.

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The stories of the main character Hori, a serf, and his family, are superbly written. Kindle Edition File Size: Maybe they are simply a matter of bad translation, or maybe it is more. Not as good as Munhi Premchand’s short stories, but a terrific book neverthless. The book is ugly and messy but unfortunately true munsyi every word.

But, when his son Gobar reprimanded him for his foolishness, I felt a surge of sympathy for goda poor, hardworking though manipulating Hori. Now, after reading Munshi Premchand, there is a tie!

I had seen Rahul Gandhi speaking for the rights of farmers Customers who viewed this item also viewed. His simple-mindedness and saintliness led to his exploitation by the moneylenders and landlords.

Hori and his immediate family. Fleeting moments of life do not allow us ogdan achieve that everlasting contentment. I just want to say that I was totally in love with every nook and corner of his writing. Written beforegofan hardly mentions the Briti Godaan is not a novel of peasant India. Good things happen from time to time, but it’s all generally downhill.


It is a keen, rather acidic portrayal of the progressive India with characters who do not progress at all. Also, unlike the poor village characters, I felt that these characters were not as realistic. It shows how the life of these characters takes shape.

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The story really starts off as at least two distinct life-threads, but through introduction of various characters, meshes into a single, interconnected story which still manages to portray the life of various characters quite well. November 1, at 5: But when, by some give and take, coupled with some rather impulsive promises, Hori does acquire a cow, it appears as if all will be well And Premchand is sure a wise philosopher.

Pfemchand to Read saving…. It is also the defeat of the tiny hope that things get better at the end. It will shatter our beliefs like English writers are superior when it comes to philosophy.

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Nov 14, Gorab Jain rated it really liked it Shelves: Most impressive aspect of this story is the stronghold over characters. Hori is shown as a typical poor peasant who is the victim of circumstances and possess all the deficiencies of common man but despite all this, he stands by his honesty, duties and judgement when time requires. He is, however, largely at peace with his life and the only thing he wants is to own a cow. Khanna are the two most strong characters of this novel.


They may be insanely rich or unbelievably poor, but each of them harbors an ambition, a goal they wish to fulfill. The beauty of the story is in the interaction of these characters, and their subsequent development and the unmasking of the various layers of their nature.

In the beginning, Hori’s landlord talk I read this in Hindi – it was my first Hindi novel. It covers a period and society in India where exploitation is common.

It was the time of immense sexism, casteism, and poverty. The characterisations are excellent, all the way from the submissive and downtrodden Hori to the hot-tempered and impulsive but deep down soft-hearted Dhaniya, to the selfish Gobar. But even there people steal some moments of happiness.

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The last I read was an abridged version in school in the Hindi class of 8th or 9th grade if I remember correctly, it was “Nirmala”. If like me, you want to read serious Hindi literature, you won’t go wrong with this book.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. His works include more than a dozen novels, around short stories, several essays and translations of a number of foreign literary works into Hindi.