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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It depicts the flaws in Zamindari system Reading this book reminds me of many things that I have but I take for granted. Similarly, a man born in abject poverty, continues to remain hungry, even if he earns a decent amount of money.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Hori, the year old protagonist of the book, owns three meagre bighas of land, is in debt to various moneylenders in his village, and along with his wife Dhaniya, their year old son Gobardhan ‘Gobar’ and their two young daughters Sona and Rupa is living pretty much a hand-to-mouth existence. Godan by Premchand is one of the most famous novels written by the stalwart writer of Nirmala and Kayakalp.

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They play out their own games and suffer their own defeats. Fleeting moments of life do not allow us to achieve that everlasting contentment. But people are thankless these days. Hori was an easy prey of the stalwarts of greed.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The peasant and rural society is represented by the family of Hori Mahato and his family members which includes Dhania wifeRupa and Sona daughtersGobar sonJhunia daughter-In-law.

But there were many many many instances which we could relate to and discuss at length which made the journey ever more enjoyable. It was really devastating to even imagine the poor state of a family, where the single earner of the family knows his responsibilities, and keeps on working like oxes; son leaving for a city to have never come back, childhood marriages, and early birth pain.

Premchandji is perhaps the most poigant writers of his age. But when, by some give and take, coupled with some rather impulsive promises, Hori does acquire a cow, it appears as if all will be well The book was originally written in Hindi, since, the translation can only capture the rawness of language partially-it delivers its crispy effect in original. An overtly free feminist; a professor who has rudimentary ideas about women while talking about progress of the country; a land-lord who is not heartless as to see his ‘asaamis’ farmers suffer, but cannot avoid to partake in the bribe that they have paid; a banker who hounds the feminist woman like a pup; his wife, who is the most ideal woman that can ever adorn a household, the very definition of sacrifice; an editor of newspaper which self-confessedly dedicates itself to the rights of the rurals and a lawyer who would sell his soul for commission – these characters make up the high society of the novel.


hodan The subplot of the pragmatic feminist and the incorruptible professor gradually falling in love alternately with each other and deciding finally that the mutual respect they have for each other will be the most they will ever have – this is contrived very well.

Honestly, we had to skim through some parts, as the conversations were too heavy and philosophical to comprehend and felt a bit of a torture. His characters are both good and bad, but they are all conditioned by society and culture to keep in their place. The last pages were so beautifully done. When he helped Punia, even after her husband killed his cow, I felt indignant at his meekness and stupidity. The story really starts off as at least two godaan life-threads, but through introduction of various characters, meshes into a single, interconnected story which still manages to portray the life of various characters quite well.

There are also many secondary characters, whose stories are covered, adding to the portrait of village life. Hori and Dhania were unable to throw a girl carrying their son’s child and gave her protection and accepted her as their daughter-in-law. The story all centres around the desire for a cow, which is considered wealth.

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