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Festival of Eid

Festival of Eid

Premchand
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When Hamid the poor orphan is going to the Eid fair, he has only three paise. All the other boys have an enormous amount of money with which to buy toys and sweets, and cruelly tease him with their riches. But Hamid has a single goal in mind – to buy a pair of tongs so his grandmother won’t burn her fingers making roti. Will his resolve last against lollipops and gulab jamuns? Will the brilliant toy policemen and lawyers of his compatriots break his will? A heartwarming tale of generosity and kindness with a sprinkling of mischief and love by the father of modern Hindi literature – Premchand.

Imprint: Puffin

Published: Jan/2017

Length : 20 Pages

MRP : ₹15

Festival of Eid

Premchand

When Hamid the poor orphan is going to the Eid fair, he has only three paise. All the other boys have an enormous amount of money with which to buy toys and sweets, and cruelly tease him with their riches. But Hamid has a single goal in mind – to buy a pair of tongs so his grandmother won’t burn her fingers making roti. Will his resolve last against lollipops and gulab jamuns? Will the brilliant toy policemen and lawyers of his compatriots break his will? A heartwarming tale of generosity and kindness with a sprinkling of mischief and love by the father of modern Hindi literature – Premchand.

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Premchand

Premchand, or Dhanpat Rai Srivastava, was born on 31 July 1880. He was the author of numerous short stories, novels and a play. Some of his best known works include Godan (1936), Premashrama (1918), Sevasadan (1918), Rangabhumi (1925), Nirmala (1928), Gaban (1931) and Karmabhumi (1932). He also worked briefly as a script writer for films in Bombay. He wrote both in Hindi and Urdu.

Premchand on Screen: Movies Based on His Books

Munshi Premchand, widely lauded as the greatest Hindi fiction writer of the twentieth century, wrote close to 300 short stories over the course of a prolific career spanning three decades. His range and diversity were limitless as he tackled themes of romance and satire, gender politics and social inequality, with unmatched skill and compassion. Premchand […]