Novels, Society & History (C10)

“Premchand’s novels are filled with all kinds of powerful characters from all levels of society.” Analyse the statement with examples.

Answer

Prem Chand’s novels are filled with all kinds of powerful characters:

  1. Premchand’s novels meet aristocrats and landlords, middle level peasants and landless labourers middle class professionals and people from the margins of society.

  2. The women characters are strong individuals, especially those who come from the lower classes and are not modernized.

  3. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he rejected the nostalgic obsession with ancient history.

  4. His novels look towards the future without forgetting the importance of the past.

  5. Premchand’s character create a community based on democratic values.