Premchand Sevasadan (Hindi)

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Premchand Sevasadan (Hindi)

By Premchand

Book details

  • ISBN: 9789352761241
  • Publisher: Om Books International
  • First Publish Year: -
  • Cover: Paper Back
  • Category: Stories
  • Language: Hindi
  • Pages: -
  • Weight(gms): 250
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Sevasadan (the house of service), originally written in Urdu under the title bazaar-e-husn (market of beauty), is one of the most iconic novels by 'up any as SA Mr at' Munshi Premchand, first published in Hindi in 1919. A Brahmin woman is beguiled into a loveless marriage owing to her family's poverty. Suman's journey from her maternal home to an orphanage, sheltering daughters of courtesans, is a life-changing one. Premchand offers an incisive and yet a sensitive representation of a 'fallen' Woman in a hypocritical patriarchal society at the turn of the 20th century. Suman's Reformation is a powerful narrative revolving around themes of sexuality, matrimony and prostitution. Set in Varanasi, sevasadan foregrounds the sociocultural history of India through a woman's gaze.