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This site uses cookies. This casts all in dishonour including Jhuniya’s dadand the whole village is outraged.

The protagnist of the novel is Hori, who is a peasant trying to make his ends meet. The complete review ‘s Snglish. He purchased, on debt of Rs.

The Gift of a Cow – Premchand

There are some characters who inspire you and others who make you angry and disgusted with the society. Hori realizes that he cannot escape the life that has been given to him by birth. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Hori believes in the order of the day, which also means putting the welfare of the local zamindar landowner Rai Sahib Amarpal Singh ahead of that of his family.

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It may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards and make it more accessible to a general audience. Notify me of new comments via email. Jhunia and Selia are an example how women were treated then and not much has changed since in the rural country side or even urban may be.


The village Panchayat fines Hori as his wife tackles the personal attack of the Pandit on them for sheltering Jhunia. Notify me of new posts via email.

When the police came inquiring the death of the cow, Hori took a loan and paid the bribe to the police and was able to clear off his younger brother’s name. The narrative represents the average Indian farmer’s existence under goran rule, with the protagonist facing cultural and feudal exploitation.

This article is written in the style of a debate rather than an encyclopedic summary. Godan by Munsi Premchand. When he is about to die, his wife Dhania took out all the money she had 1. Hori’s wife, Dhaniya, is more practical, preventing some of Hori’s worst excesses — but not all of them.

Premchand digs deep into the evils of the Indian society at that time and which are suprisingly prevalent today as well. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Envlish articles with style issues from September All articles with style issues Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references Books with missing cover Articles containing Hindi-language text.

Godaan – Wikipedia

But the book is still impressive and, if anything, one wishes that he had been more patient and taken more time to fully realise the many fascinating stories he offers brief glimpses of. Lots of cash then bring him back in the fold, but even so no one will eat food he has cooked or truly treat him as one of their own again. Until we’re freed from the chains of wealth, the curse will keep hanging over our heads and we’ll never reach those heights of manhood which are life’s ultimate goal.

Roadarmel is now considered “a classic in itself”. The village is a place of odd contrasts: Still, it’s more than he can handle, and too much is ultimately reduced to a too simplistic level. Its time we rise above caste and bring more equality in the society and remove the injustice.


The women in the story have very strong characters. There is little hope in future, but there is redemption in a character like Hori who does good, despite the expatiation to do bad. Premchxnd peasant and rural society englsih represented by the family of Hori Mahato and his family members which includes Dhania wifeRupa and Sona daughtersGobar sonJhunia daughter-In-law.

The unavailability of ready credit at reasonable terms is convincingly presented as one of the main reasons why the life of the villagers is as miserable as it is, a social problem requiring a solution.

Godan – Premchand (Translated by Jai Ratan and P. Lal)

As the story proceeds, Hori manages to buy a cow but then sets a series of events which bring more misfortune to the him and his family. Cash ogdan don’t only plague the poor and rural folk: Hori is seen as an honest character who works hard. Hori believes in the old way of life, but still he wants the cow because he dreams that things can get better.

Caste is one of the central features of this society. Creative General Godan by Munsi Premchand. This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat The major problem in the village is that everyone is deep in debt — and that the debts keep growing.

Hori tried to cheat his brothers for 10 rupees.