Assess the contribution of Munshi Premchand in Hindi novels.
With Munshi Premchand the Hindu novel achieved excellence. He drew on the traditional art of kissa-goi (story telling). He lifted the Hindu novel from the realm of fantasy, moralising and simple entertainment to a serious reflection on the lives of ordinary people and social issues.Sevasadan dealt with the poor condition of women in society. Issues like child marriage and dowry are women into the story of the novel. In his novel Gidan be wrote a moving story of Hari and his wife Dhania, or peasant couple and their struggle against landlords, moneylenders,
priests and colonial bureaucrats.