PREMCHAND ON LITERATURE AND LIFE
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 perspective 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 views are like a prism through which can be assessed a nation's literary quotient.