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Premchand (Dhanpat Rai Srivastava, Nawab Rai, Munshi Premchand)

Last Updated: 19 Aug, 2022 | Views: 112

Age: 56

Profession: Writer

Other Profession(s): NoveList, Dramatist

Higher Education: Bachelor of Arts

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
31 Jul, 1880
Birth Country
Birth State/Province
Uttar Pradesh
Birth District
Birth Place
Birth Sign
Died on
08 Oct, 1936

About Premchand

About (Profile/Biography):

Premchand was born in the little village of Lamhi, which is a few miles outside of Benares, under the alias Dhanpatrai Srivastava. His immediate ancestors were Lamhi village accountants. Here was where he first developed a close connection with village life, which he carried with him as a teacher and subdeputy school inspector for the next 21 years as he toured widely throughout Uttar Pradesh State. His publications provide a realistic account of the social and political upheaval in early 20th-century India.


In 1900, Premchand was hired by the Government School to work as an assistant teacher.

In 1903: Asrar-e-Ma'abid, his debut short novel, was released.

In 1907: "Duniya ka Sabse Anmol Ratan," Premchand's debut short story, appeared in Zamana. In the same year, Premchand's second brief novel, Hamkhurma-o-Hamsavab, was released.

In 1907: Kishna, another of Premchand's short story, was released by Benares' Medical Hall Press. 

In 1915: The journal Saraswati published his debut Hindi short tale, "Saut."

In 1917: Sapta Saroj, his initial collection of short stories, was released.

In 1919: Seva Sadan, Premchand's first significant book, was released in Hindi.

In 1924: Premchand's Rangbhoomi, which features a blind beggar by the name of Surdas as its tragic hero, was published in the year 1924.

In 1928: The book Gaban by Premchand, which focuses on the avarice of the middle class, was released.

In 1932: He also released the book Karmabhoomi.

Achievements and Awards:

A few months before he passed away in 1936, he was chosen to serve as the organization's initial president in Lucknow.

The Premchand Fellowships were established in his honour by India's National Academy of Letters, the Sahitya Akademi, in 2005.

Unknown Facts:

Munshi Premchand resigned from his position in 1921 after Mahatma Gandhi requested that individuals leave their government jobs as part of the non-cooperation movement.

Premchand's final finished work, Godaan, is widely regarded as his best book and as one of the best Hindi novels.


Physical Stats

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 165 cm
In Meters 1.65 m
In feet Inches 5'5"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 58 Kg
In Pounds 128 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Family Details

Father's Name
Ajaib Lal
Mother's Name
Anandi Devi
Shivarani Devi
Suggi Rai
Amrit Rai, Sripath Rai
Kamala Devi