Hori had a great desire to have a milched cow tied to her tether in order to bring up her and wash all his worldly sins. By the grace of God he found one but due. Editorial Reviews. Review. ” no Indian should miss this novel, which Premchand wrote with GODAN – Kindle edition by Munshi Premchand. Download it once.

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Munshi Premchand’s last book and his finest writing. He is a symbol of all the good and evil that lies within a man, and based on the circumstances, the good or bad side takes over. So, munahi man who is born rich, may think of money as dirt, a burden, an obstruction in his path of being a good man but, try as he might, he would never be able to spend the same for the benefit of others.

Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: The same villagers who hounded Hori wanted to come to his aid when outsiders come to bother him. Both are on their own battlefields and both are being clutched very brutally. The reader expends so much energy trying to “translate” the translation that the writing that makes the book a classic is completely lost.

I must put in a word of praise for the translation by Gordon C.

The same issues of caste discrimination, gender discrimination, economic exploitation, still exist very godna and it is getting worse. All the major ones change over the course of the novel with the circumstances and reveal new sides to them.


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But Godaan is by no means only the story of Hori and his family. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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I wonder if it was due to apprehension on part of the author that the novel will face governmental apathy if it spoke against it, or, because the British plainly did NOT figure anywhere in the scheme of oppression that the poorest classes of the masses in India underwent. Today is the best time to be alive. Share your thoughts with other customers.

In all, it shows how everyone in the country is bound, without room to flex even their limbs, in the rigid weaving called society and how they are bound to die kunshi it without moving, without making the slightest change. There are also those who people a world far removed from poor Hori’s: We got freedom from ourselves. He does not create a clash of viewpoints and then leave the scene as has been the fashion of latehe shows the direction, and reveals his convictions regarding the values that are worth living for, vodan for, and dying for.

In Godan, I found a continuation of the exploration of human nature that Premchand began in Kayakalp.


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The village Panchayat fines Hori as his wife tackles the personal attack of the Pandit on them for sheltering Jhunia. Nov 14, Gorab Jain rated it really liked it Shelves: See our Returns Policy. Jul 15, Komal Mehta rated it really liked it Shelves: The story is that of Hori and his f Premchand is the one name that comes to mind when you think of Hindi literature, and Godaan literally, “donation of a cow” is the one book that practically everyone in India has heard about, irrespective of whether they have read it or not.

July 20, at 9: This article needs additional citations for verification. Visit our Help Pages. See our Returns Policy. He is a legend of Indian literature. The irony of this book is the name fo the book only comes once in the whole book that too in the late page.

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All his earnings go in paying the interest, and he never gets around to paying back the principal, thus ensuring he never gets out of debt. Now that munahi current had died down and gone silent, light was spreading across its surface”.

The recurring theme here is hopelessness.