What are the contributions of Premchand??

Asked by Anjana S | 16th Aug, 2014, 07:46: PM

Expert Answer:

Contributions made by Munshi Premchand to Indian literature are immense. He contributed to Indian literature in the following ways:

  • He wrote about 12 famous novels and more than 250 short stories. He thus enriched the Urdu and the Hindi literature.
  • His novel 'sewasadan' was an important landmark in the Hindi literature as it began a new era of literature that was focused on the plight of poor people, caste indiscrimination and social reforms.
  • He by his novels and short stories threw light on the plight of the Indian women and supported various social reform movements like female education, widow remarriage etc.
  • In around 1920's inspired by the non cooperation movement, he wrote several stories highlighting the need of young men to join the Indian national movement.
  • He used the literature to create awareness about other social issues like prostitution, poverty, feudalism, dowry system etc.
  • Premchand thus by the use of simple language and lucid style of writing influenced and enriched the Hindi literature.

Answered by Social Science Expert | 18th Aug, 2014, 08:31: AM

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