On Munshi Premchand's Birth Anniversary, 10 Quotes To Revisit This Giant Of Hindi Literature

The Hindi-Urdu novelist wrote works that have stood the test of time.

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Dhanpat Rai, better known as Munshi Premchand, is a name synonymous with Hindi literature. His works like 'Gaban', 'Godan' and ' Sevasadan' - with their less-than-idyllic portrayal of Indian villages and the caustic attacks on the prevailing social order - have stood the test of time, offering new insights every time one explores them.

On the 137th birth anniversary of this venerated Hindi-Urdu novelist, we handpicked a few of his memorable quotes, that acquaint (and re-acquaint) us with the genius of Premchand -

1. On the varying degrees of love:

2. On helplessness:

3. On nostalgia:

4. On love, and nothing but love, begetting love:

5. On sycophancy:

6. On charity:

7. On the futility of material gains:

8. On adversity:

9. On essential needs:

10. On the dangers of ignorance:


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