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Wherever they appear, they are shown in poor light. He was Thakur by birth. And the reason of being not going to see her wife inside the hut was that his father would devour the major share of potatoes.

Gheesu would work for one day and rest for three days. One of the best by the author at its peak and real senses, but needs a little criticism. Apr 24, S. What will I do seeing her?

Published first published January 1st Ocean Books P Ltd. Want to Read saving…. Actual Rating – 4. They were and are considered lesser human beings and many times even worse than beast.

Secondly after collecting money, both men all male members and happens to be only kin left buying shroud leaving dead body with neighbors? Nobody writes better short stories than Munsi Premchand. They are shown as just a thing of utility which is to be used when required to be discarded and ultimately. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The stories deal with the common people of India – the farmersvillagerspoor couple of them are feministic and each story in this collection is heart warming.

I liked each and every story of it.

Treatment of Dalits in Premchand’s ‘The Shroud’ (Kafan) | Yatendra Nigam –

Help Center Find new research papers in: Dalit characterization, Mainstream literature, Biased, Lopsided Dalit means broken or crushed people. It is a crime. His novels describe the problems of the poor and the urban middle-class. They talk shamelessly got intoxicated and fell there forgetting about everything.



Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. They were reluctant to see her; least other would eat the larger share from the potatoes they have.

The present paper is an attempt to bring into pemchand and point out the grey areas in the portrayal of Dalit by Premchand — in his short story The Shroud Kafan. Premchand in this short story shows us the true ugly face of poverty.

He has portrayed Gheesu and Madhav both Dalit characters including whole community in a very poor light. Premchand wrote fourteen novels, over three hundred short stories, many essays premchad letters, plays and translation. So it can be said that characterization of Dalit by Pramchand is not justified, as in the line of mainstream literature.

I think Premchand has the utmost respect for the dalits and he constantly brought out their plight through his writings. Like Jim Corbett’s “My India” this one too speaks about the lives of simple village peopletheir basic needs and their simple waysculminating into unforgettableheart warming stories.

Need to catch up with more of his works. They were also not been excommunicated, as mentioned above. Premchand has again touched numerous malice of erstwhile Indian society through his heart-touching stories. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Drinking liquor from the kkafan collected for shroud is inhuman and portrayal of such situation shows the prejudice of author. First that there was no one in kagan and neighbour in assisting Budhiya in her labour pain, but when she dies all came to consoles father and son.


Both are poor and belong to the community of Chamar [an untouchable community] and are lethargic, slothful, workshy and notorious. Bitter reality of relationships comes out in difficult times – poverty and death. All these characters could be at one time accepted, but portraying them father and son indifferent when Budhia is in labour pain is very painful.

Kafan ( कफ़न )

In the end would second what Hindu says about him – “Premchand is India”. They are shown as thing of pity, like the dumb animal who cannot utter a word.

The Dalit characters are shown in poor light but, it has been tried to premchqnd them as stereotype or representative of whole community. In his last days, he focused on village life as a stage for complex drama, as seen in his most famous work Godan as well as the short-story collection Kafan That is why they did not get jobs anywhere.

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It is healthy to point out any wrong practice, custom, habit or whatever, but it is unjust to hurt or make butt of jokes, targeting a particular community overtly.

I think, since he was from a mediocre family this was the reason that he can easily present the real picture of problem faced by the lower group of society and the situations are very realistic. Jul 01, Sonu added it. Refresh and try again. The caste is deliberately imposed on character.

The shroud, the grinding woman’s well – stand outs for me! Oremchand of these are mentioned below. They are projected as they are born to be doomed, damned, thrash, and crush.