Idgaah - Hindi
A case in point is one of his enlightening works Idgaah (the Mosque) a heart-wrenching story – setting the emotions in motion that kids wear naturally...
Author: Munshi Premchand > Munshi Premchand needs no introduction. As an activist writer of his time, he was among the pioneers to lend the fuel of social purpose to the soaring flights of fiction. His work spans the wealth of his Urdu and Hindi writings – short stories, novels, editorials and social commentaries.
But what’s truly sets him apart is his depiction of children in his stories. Child Psychology today has turned a paying profession worldwide – just about everyone from academicians & practitioners to spiritual gurus and celebrities come armed with heavy pearls of wisdom on the subject. The more cosmetic the ‘how to” sermons, the more jaded they appear – ultimately reduced to child-like attempts to read the child’s mind.
In striking contrast, Premchand lends a perceptive window to the world of children - complete with its ambition, hope, despair, anxiety, half-baked beliefs and unveiled dark secrets. Hardly has a child danced in such gay abandon in literature. This is the world the child lives in…. by choice.
A case in point is one of his enlightening works – Idgaah (the Mosque) – a heart-wrenching story – setting the emotions in motion that kids wear naturally... in thought and action.
Last Updated On: Saturday, October 27, 2012