Some Unknown and Fascinating Facts about Munshi Premchand

Some Unknown and Fascinating Facts about Munshi Premchand

Some Unknown and Fascinating Facts about Munshi Premchand

Premchandwas a renowned writer in India; he is famous for his Hindi-Urdu literature. Hewas a novelist, short story writer, and a dramatist. He led a very simple lifeand had been a teacher for many years until he left his job to fight forIndian's independence. 31st July is the birth anniversary of this great writer,and Startup City Magazine presents here some of the most interesting factsabout him.

These are interesting and unknown facts about Premchand:

  1. Thefirst job of Munshi Premchand was the sales boy in a book shop. He joined hereso that he could get a chance to read more and more books. Thereafter, he didhome tuition before joining government school as a teacher. Later, he initiateda press in Varanasi – Saraswati Press.
  2. Premchanddid not have good relations with his step-mother and felt very alone and sad asa child. He sought solace in books and became an avid reader.
  3. Mostof the short stories written by Premchand were weaved around the unlovingexperience he had shared with his stepmother.
  4. Thereal name of Munshi Premchand was Dhanpad Rai Srivastav, and he took a pen nameNawab Rai before settling with Premchand. Prefix "Munshi" was given him by his readersas an honorary title.
  5. Premchandwas married to Shivarani Devi when he was 15 years old and studying in standard9 in high school.
  6. Thefirst book was written by Premchand was 'Mockery'; it was based on his unclebecause he used to scold Premchand for reading fiction.
  7. Premchandwas not quite good in studies. That is why; he had to discontinue his studiesafter he did not get admission anywhere.
  8. 'Godaan'(The Gift of a Cow), was the last completed work of Premchand. It is generallyaccepted as his best novel and is considered as one of the finest Hindi novelsin India.
  9. Themost interesting fact that very few people know is that Premchand conceived hisnovels and short stories in English and then wrote in either Hindi or Urdu.
  10. Asa true patriot, he quit his government job as a part of the non-cooperationmovement called by Mahatma Gandhi even though he had a lot of responsibilitiesfor his growing family.

India isproud to have such a legal writer who always tried to empower society throughhis writing. Premchand said, "Tobe successful in life what you need is education, not literacy and degrees.

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