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Premchand on Literature and Life
Selections (Translated from the Hindi)



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ISBN 9781032524573
July 13, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

Premchand on Literature and Life is a collection of Premchand's (1880-1936) fifty non-fiction prose pieces translated into English. The selected pieces in the collection compirse his editorials and articles which appeared in literary magazines and periodicals like Hans and Zamana, and cover a period from the early 1920s till 1936. In them, Premchand emerges as a literary critic and social commentator, holding forth on literature, his literary world, and the socio-cultural milieu of his ties.

His keen observations and insightful critique are a call for evolving appropriate processes and agencies to encourage literary creativity and evaluation. In the selected prose pieces, Premchand’s views are like a prism through which a nation's literary quotient can be assessed.

This book is co-published with Aakar Books. Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Bhutan)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Writing a Novel

Upanyas Rachna

The Novel

Upanyas

Proposal for an Edition on Stories

Galpaank ka Prastav

Premchand’s Response to His Honourable Critics

Premchand ki Premleela ka Uttar

The Need for Literary Clubs

Sahityik Clubbon ki Avashyakta

Lord Krishna and the World’s Future

Sri Krishna aur Bhavi Jagat

Satisfaction

Paritosh

Literary Ailments

Sahityik Sannipaat

At Shantiniketan

Shantiniketan Mein

Publications in Japan

Japan Mein Patron ka Prachar

Awards to Editors

Sampadakon ke Puraskar

Publications in Soviet Russia

Soviet Roos Mein Prakashan

The Growth of Literature

Sahitya ki Pragati

The Sufferings of Life

Dukhi Jeevan

The Objectionable Conduct of Periodical Subscribers

Pattron ke Grahakon ka Aapattijanak Vyavhar

My Delicious Books

Meri Raseeli Pustakein

The Bharatiya Pustakalaya Sangh

Akhil Bharatvarshiya Pustakalaya Sangh

Religion in Ancient Egypt

Pracheen Misr ke Dharma Tatva

Festschrifts and the Common Man

Abhinandan Granth aur Sadharan Janata

The Need for a School of Editing

Sampadankala Vidyalaya ki Avashyakta

Celebrating Tulsidas Tithi

Tulsi Smriti Tithi Kaise Manayi Jaaye

Tulsi Birth Anniversary or Tulsi Death Anniversary

Tulsi Jayanti ya Tulsi Punyatithi

What is an Interview?

Interview Kya Hai

Literary Depravity

Sahityik Goondapan

But What Happened Here?

Magar Yahan Kya Hua

A Campaign for Libraries

Pustakalaya Andolan

The Place of Hatred in Life and Literature

Jeevan aur Sahitya Mein Ghrina ka Sthan

The Need for a National Literature Association

Ek Sarvdeshik Sahitya Sanstha ki Avashyakta

The Rise or Fall of a Literature

Sahitya ka Utthan ya Patan

The Hindi Lekhak Sangh

Hindi Lekhak Sangh

Teaching the Art of Editing

Sampadan Kala ki Shiksha

Bernard Shaw’s Advice to Writers

Lekhakon ko Bernard Shaw ka Updesh

An Important Suggestion for the Sahitya Sammelan

Sahitya Sammelan ka Ek Mahatvapoorn Prastav

The Hindi Sahitya Sammelan at Indore

Indore Hindi Sahitya Sammelan

The Tale of a Turmeric Seller

Haldi ki Gaanthwala Pansari

Partiality Towards Women Writers?

Kya Yeh Lekhikaon ke Saath Pakshpaat Hai

The Hindi Sahitya Parishad at Patna

Patna ka Hindi Sahitya Parishad

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Indian Literature

Bharatiya Sahitya aur Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Enriching the National Language

Rashtrabhasha Kaise Samriddh Ho

My Humble Submission to TriveniTriveni se Hamara Namra Nivedan

One Year of the Hindi Lekhak Sangh

Hindi Lekhak Sangh ka Ek Varsh

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s Disappointment

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehruji ki Nirasha

London’s New Organization of Indian Writers

London Mein Bharatiya Sahityakaaron ki Ek Nayi Sanstha

The Hindi Sahitya Sammelan

Sahitya Sammelan ke Vishai Mein

The Bihar Prantiya Sahitya Sammelan, Purnea

Bihar Prantiya Sahitya Sammelan, Purnea

Institutions for Hindi Literature

Hindi Sahitya ke Vidyalaya

The Bharatiya Sahitya Parishad

Bharatiya Sahitya Parishad

The Progressive Writers Association

Pragatisheel Lekhak Sangh

Publishing Books in Hindi

Hindi Mein Pustakon ka Prakashan

Rashidul Khairi’s Social Narratives

Rashidul Khairi ki Samajik KahaniyanAppendix

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Editor(s)

Biography

Ameena Kazi Ansari teaches at the Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

Ruchi Nagpal is doctoral research scholar in the Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.