Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Look at the Life of Indian Novelist Premchand

A Look at the Life of Indian Novelist Premchand

How is it that an unsuccessful film script writer became a great novelist? Premchand’s life and his literary works are an ideal answer to this question and also a torch bearer of the society. He inspired hundreds of new writers. Whatever may be the situation, this man never forgot his pen. He achieved his goal through struggle and hard work.

Premchand was born on 31st July, 1880 in a village called Lamhin which is located somewhere in Banaras. His father’s name was Ajayab Rai and mother’s name was Anandi Devi. Premchand's original name was Dhanpat Rai. His pet name was Nawad Rai. In 1888 Premchand lost his mother. The family's economical condition was very bad. His father married another woman who was very harsh towards him. At that very age he had a dream of becoming a writer. For this, he had to sell the notes and books of a book seller. In return, he was allowed to read stories and novels available in the shop. This is how he quenched his thirst of reading and acquired knowledge.

Read more here: The Script Writer of Life - Premchand

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