New Delhi: Prominent Hindi writer Premchand popularly known as Munshi Premchand was a famous writer of modern Hindi Literature. The giant search engine Google on Sunday dedicated its doodle to Munshi Premchand to mark the great writer’s 136th birthday.
Premchand’s literature mainly represented rural India; his stories draw pictures of class division of those times. His stories are even relevant in present times. His last and most famous work ‘Godaan’ is considered as one of the greatest novel in Hindi literature.
Google drew its doodle from ‘Godaan’. Premchand even wrote short stories like ‘Idgah’, ‘Shatranj ke Khiladi’, ‘Nirmala’, ‘Seva Sadan’ and ‘Thakur Ka Kuan’ which still remain gems of Modern Hindi Literature.
Premchand was born as Dhanpat Rai on July 31, 1880 at Lamhi village in Uttar Pradesh. Premchand known as the ‘Shakespeare of India’ and ‘Upanyass Samrat’ (Emperor of Novels) began writing at a very young age. He initially began writing under the pen name ‘Nawab Rai’ but later changed it to ‘Premchand’. He wrote nearly 300 short stories, novels and essays in his lifetime.