ISBN: 9789386316004 Pages: 350 Size: 129 x 198 mm Language: Hindi Book Binding: Paperback Weight: 250 gm.
About The Book
Gaban is a Hindi novel by Munshi Premchand, written in 1931. Through this novel, he tries to show the falling moral values among lower middle class Indian youth in the era of British India, and to what heights a person can get to, to reach the world of elite class,and maintain the false image as a rich person. It tells the story of Ramanath, a handsome, pleasure seeking, boastful, but a morally weak person, who tries to make his wife Jalpa, happy by gifting her jewelry which he can't really afford to buy via his meager salary, and then gets engulfed in a web of debts, which ultimately forces him to commit embezzlement. It is considered Premchand's best work, after Godaan.
About Munshi Premchand
the most celebrated Indian writers of early 20th century, and regarded as
"Upanyas Samrat", Munshi Premchand was born on 31 July 1880. He
began his writing career when the Indian Independence movement was atits
peak. Through his early writings, he expressed his support for the cause of
freedom. In 1910, his collection Soz-e-Watan was labelled rebellious on account of its message which provoked Indians to overthrow the British empire and gain independence. Some of Premchand's seminal works include Sevasadan, Rangbhoomi, Nirmala,
Kaayakalp, Gaban and Godaan among others. His last published story was
'Cricket Match', which appeared in Zamana in 1938, posthumously.
Munshi Premchand died on 8 October 1936, at the age of 56.
Munshi Premchand Ki Sarvashrestha Kahaniya is a keepsake edition.