रंगभूमि

Premchand is one of the most outstanding figures in twentieth century Hindi literature His novels and short stories dealing with the lives of everyday heroes have attained the status of classics His w

  • Title: रंगभूमि
  • Author: Munshi Premchand
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 429
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  • Premchand is one of the most outstanding figures in twentieth century Hindi literature His novels and short stories dealing with the lives of everyday heroes have attained the status of classics His works continue to be rediscovered and to captivate new generations of readers in India and abroad The inhumanity of caste hierarchies and the plight of women stirred his indPremchand is one of the most outstanding figures in twentieth century Hindi literature His novels and short stories dealing with the lives of everyday heroes have attained the status of classics His works continue to be rediscovered and to captivate new generations of readers in India and abroad The inhumanity of caste hierarchies and the plight of women stirred his indignation and remained constant themes through his works Of his many novels, Rangbhumi Battleground, 1924 5 depicts most graphically the devastation of peasant society and agriculture under colonial rule Premchand treads the very tricky ground of tensions between the rulers and the ruled in this novel Here, the ruled are the Indians and the rulers are an amalgam of the whites, the Indian landowners, and the Indian Christians Rangbhumi spans the time between the 1920s and 1930s in pre Independence India It captures and celebrates the unassailable spirit of the common man, especially the farming community, whic h knows no defeat or submission, as its spirit is always on the mend, even as it is perceived to be finally crushed.

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    1. Curiously, even now, Rangbhoomi is the most Indian book I have read. Premchand's boldness in confronting delicate issues (when the country was itself in a very delicate state) is remarkable. He talks about the spread of Christianity, attitude towards capitalism, an inherent self-interest in even the best of civil servants at the time, and of course, the soul crushing crimes by committed by Indians against each other to win the favour of the British.In such a dark and despicable environment, the [...]

    2. When I started this book, it looked lil boring but really different than Premchand's other books. He raised some serious question about God. And then their were many parallel stories. Initially I thought this may be one of the bad book or not so good book by Premchand but then book completely wronged me, It engaged me after some time and some of the things were quite edge of the seat. Human nature and its complexities and bountifulness has always been Premchand's strength and no body can write b [...]

    3. I have read many books by Munshi Premchand Ji and he is the reason I started exploring Hindi literature. I must say of all the Munshiji's books I have read, RANGBHOOMI is one of my favorite. Each character has a meaning and purpose, how their role and psyche changes over time is overwhelming, you would definitely analyse each character many times, after you finish the book.

    4. A true picture of our mind and our societies. Humans and societies have always remained the same, no matter in what time. The way Premchand writes about the psychology of humans and the societies in which they dwell, is remarkable and true even now.

    5. In general, or so I believe, Premchand's stories are much more enjoyable and insightful then his novels. Rangbhoomi is a mixed bag. Its environment is during early 20th century in Banaras. Chief characters are Sevak family (an anglo-indian/indian christian family), A blind but devout and rightous beggar Surdas , group of families/people in Surdas's neighborhood and Raja of Chhatari and his family. Certain passages are repetitious and full of idealistic/Utopian thoughts - possibly due to the colo [...]

    6. Every character has unique purpose and meaning. It is interesting to see how their role changes within different perspectives. This novel is related to different life philosophies, nature of Indian society, complex differences between rich and the poor, clash of various cultures. A real work of masterpiece. It seems boring in the beginning but as the story progresses you get well versed with the nature of characters and then begin enjoying part of each role.

    7. A masterpiece by the brilliant. This novel contains striking life-philosophies, the human-nature, politics, livid discussion of spiritual love and the physical love, complexity of family and relations, complexity of the indian Indian society. Clash of two cultures, clash of the ruler and the subject. Complexity of rich and simplicity of the poor. A blind beggar is protagonist, so is a prince. Not as vast as 'War and Peace', but essence is certainly equal. I would recommend this novel.

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