Nirmala premchand summary in english
Nirmala by Munshi PremchandPremchands novella Nirmala, first published in 1928, is one of the most poignant novels in Hindi on the theme of the young adolescent yoked to an elderly husband. Clearly reformist in its agenda, this novel succeeds in exploring sensitive and even dangerous terrain. Alok Rais English translation includes an Afterword which takes note of the novels special context, placing it in perspective and making a contemporary reading of the work possible.
Nirmala by Munshi Premchand – Book review
Young and vulnerable, Nirmala is married off to an elderly widower by her mother who cannot afford to pay a dowry for her. A forbidden relationship between the young bride and one of her three stepsons seems inevitable. But her jealous husband perceives the possibility of such a relationship long before Nirmala and her stepson do, and the two are tragically separated. As the young man dies in a renunciatory illness, Nirmala is agonized by her culpability in his death and further crises in the family. First published in , this poignant novel by Premchand is a classic text of the woman as victim.
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In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up., The melodramatic novel is centered on Nirmala, a young girl who was forced to marry a widower of her father's age. A poignant novel first published in , Nirmala's reformist agenda is transparent in its theme which deals with the question of dowry , and consequently mismatched marriages and related issues.
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