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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However, he is perenially in debt and is therefore never really the master of his own destiny. Though the book is full of great lines and remarks but if only i had to choose one such incident I would rate the Speech of Mr. Book is very character oriented and the portrayal of every character is so lively and vivid, that even after the book is finished those who characters well stay in your mind forever. It was the time of immense sexism, casteism, and poverty.

Share your thoughts with other customers. But, commendably premchahd novel was concluded well, though I was prfmchand desiring for more, as I could not bear to part from the wonderful characters. 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.

But it does look a little self-indulging to worry about the nose, when right under your nose, there are peasants of your land dying of starvation. Jun 23, Ravi Prakash rated it it was amazing Shelves: The other part of this novel is the city, evidently Lucknow.

The clutches of society godqn the neck of its community. A story of lessons, of connections, of society, struggles, faith, cheating, theft, of every problem, godxn every positivity that existed in society then, exists in society now! See our Returns Policy. Dhania wife of Hori ram bold and fearless-unlike Prremchand she is bold enough to stand and raise her voice against injustice.


What is interesting in this book is that Hori and his wife, Dhania, themselves are both perpetrators as well as victims. Describes the Life of a poor farmer Hori and his struggle to keep alive in the milieu of British Raj.

Express more gratitude towards Life. The story starts from a point where Hori has a deep desire of having a cow as other millions of poor peasants. View all 26 comments. I didn’t expected that end. As it happens, he is able to get the same cow. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I simply couldn’t do justice by writing anything about this book.

TransmissionThe Love of God; an external force for its maximum growth. Read more Read less. Because we mostly forget the most essential thing of life i. Get to Know Us. Hori tried to cheat his brothers for 10 rupees. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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There are also many secondary characters, whose stories are covered, adding to the portrait of village life. When they were hungery, i too could feel hunger 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”. Women shape society, they control the flow. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item?

Share your thoughts with other customers. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Hori was an easy prey of the stalwarts of greed. The loo here refers to the summer heat and not the toilet. I just want to say that I was totally in love with every nook and corner of his writing. After all what are the desires of a man, those that were never fulfilled. When the police came inquiring the death of the cow, Hori took a loan and paid the bribe to the police and was able to clear off his younger brother’s name.


Kindle Edition File Size: The book is a wonderfully written account of the trials and travails of farmers during the time of British raj and Zamindars. Premchand is too good a writer gdan have suffered this fate in translation.

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Translators need to translate ideas, not words. They are so constrained with vapid concepts of prestige and honour that they squander money on irrelevant things instead of paying back debts or using money in a way that would bring them out of the vicious cycle. Goan well, Tolstoy premfhand a whiny bore in real life too.

The book provides a strong feel of the time and the place, something which many modern Indian authors don’t seem to be able to do. His works depict a rationalistic outlook, which views religious values as something that allows the powerful hypocrites to exploit the weak.

This book is also about gender differences, urban life, moneylenders, women, caste system, love, family, envy, the hold society has on our lives and much much more. The premchanv is that of Hori and his f Premchand is the one name that comes to mind when you think of Hindi literature, and Godaan literally, “donation of a cow” is the one book that practically everyone in India has heard about, irrespective of whether they vodan read it or not.

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