One might say reading is a lost art. But the revolutionary authors and the brilliant literature that they presented to the world, must be read and received. On the occasion of his birth anniversary, we bring to you the best selection of Premchand’s literature based on your moon sign for an easy start of this engaging habit.
One of greatest writers of Hindi literature of all times, Premchand, was born on 31st July, 1880. He is a great writer of Hindi-Urdu fiction in the early twentieth century. Born Dhanpat Rai Srivastava in Varanasi, UP, he began writing novels and short stories under the pseudonym Munshi Premchand.
He first published his collection of short stories in 1907 in a book called Soz-e-Watan. His novels were highly controversial and at the time of British India regime, considered seditious. He started writing under the pen name of Nawab Rai but after the publication and controversy of Soz-e-Watan, he changed his pseudo name to Munshi Premchand.
Premchand wrote over 250 short stories, 13 novels, and numerous essays and letters till his death in 1936 at the age of 56. His work is admired for being ahead of its time. He introduced the concepts of social-psychological realism. His writings were progressive and had a touch of humanism and idealism. He could reach all sorts of readers for his writing style which was simple yet powerful.
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On his 141st birthday, let us find out which of his books/novels are best suited to your zodiac moon sign.
Aries thrive on adrenaline-pumping adventures. You need a book that can balance your ferocity and boundless potential as an Aries. You should read books that are exciting, larger-than-life, and are chronicles of daring adventures. It would be even better, if each chapter contains at least one narrow escape with death and/or being stabbed.
Example: Books by Jeffery Archer, Dan Brown, Tom Clancy.
Premchand Story: Poos Ki Raat
Taurus, you are a patient, steady (and a little stubborn) sign of the zodiac. You have the patience to tackle those classics that some people might consider stale, outdated, and even boring. You enjoy reading a novel of a fine old-fashioned romance, lush green lowlands, and elegant costumes.
Example: Books by Jane Austen, Margaret Mitchel, Charlotte Bronte.
Premchand Story: Idgah
Science fiction is a genre with a lot of complexity. On one side, it is packed with epic space wars as well as and bleak metaphors for the human experience. On the other side, it is made of goofy aliens and cute robots hanging out in space taverns. Science fiction, like Gemini, is a wildly variable genre that defies categorization. It brims with variety. Moreover, like Gemini, it has a tendency for being crazy and unusual.
Gemini: Science Fiction
Example: Books by H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Stephen King.
Premchand Story: Bade Ghar ki Beti
Cancer is the most vulnerable sign of the entire zodiac cycle. Memoirs are also composed of emotions. It is therefore a perfect match. It does not mean that all Cancers like to cry for fun, but the majority of Cancers do enjoy an emotional roller coaster and drama. Like a Cancer, you like peering at other people's heads. Far-flung worlds are fun, but diving into a writer's mind, and seeing what makes them tick is even more so.
Example: Books by Mitch Albom, George Orwell, Haruki Murakami and any autobiographies of famous people.
Premchand Story: Nirmala
Many of those "chosen ones" are likely to resonate with Leos. You can imagine fighting a massive battle against the forces of darkness. You will also enjoy dynamic political intrigue. You have always been a dedicated Potter fan. High fantasy is grand and artistic just like your enthusiastic sign who is also a natural-born king.
Leo: High Fantasy
Example: Books by J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien.
Premchand Story: Sadgati
You may seem organized and shy on the outside, but the truth is that your heart beats for broad-chested Scotsmen and women making out in the rain. Historical fiction appeals to your logical, objective, detail-oriented side as well as your hidden desire to kiss pretty women dressed up in fancy clothes.
Virgo: Historical Fiction
Example: Books by Leo Tolstoy, Antony Doerr, Toni Morrison.
Premchand Story: Boodi Kaki
Libra, you are all about balance. You actually read a lot of science fiction and fantasy. You also enjoy a good book about ordinary people living ordinary lives in a fictional setting. You are a careful reader who enjoys complex intimate relationships over wild aggression and explosions (or rather, you like a balanced amount of explosions). You like writings about characters that seem to be genuine.
Libra: Literary Fiction
Example: Books by Margaret Attwood, Paulo Coelho, Haruki Murakami.
Premchand Story: Kafan
Scorpio is an enigmatic zodiac sign. You are passionate and loyal, but you are also secretive and meticulous when it comes to whom you trust. Over all, you are a hard worker. You are indeed an excellent reader of mystery, thrillers, and psychological nightmares. You like stories that compel you to keep reading. It is perfect if the lead is a mysterious figure with questionable morals, as long as the mystery is full of twists and sharp turns.
Example: Books by Gillian Flynn, Jeffery Archer, Dan Brown.
Premchand Story: Shatranj Ke Khiladi
Sagittarius natives prefer reading a book with a good sense of humor. Perhaps better, if it will make you think! You like a well-crafted joke, but philosophically minded comedy is your absolute favorite. Your favorite books are as intelligent and amusing as you are.
Example: Books by P.G. Woodhouse, Sue Townsend, Douglas Adams.
Premchand Story: Nimantran
Capricorn, you can enjoy fiction just like everyone else, but you are a more serious and concentrated sign of the zodiac. It is fine to read fluffy fantasy stuff, but every now and then, you need something with a little more crunch. You love reading and learning about your favorite writers. You love reading Wikipedia articles and are passionate about in-depth, investigative reporting.
Example: Books by George Orwell, Yuval Noah Harari, Stephen Hawking.
Premchand Story: Namak ka Daroga
Aquarius, you are a progressive thinker who enjoys books that some would dismiss as "weird." You understand absurd poetry, creative writing, and meta-fiction. When authors crack the so-called fourth wall, you get a kick out of it. A good book, in your opinion, is one that exposes you to completely different concepts and blurs the distinction between fact and fiction.
Aquarius: Meta Fiction
Example: Books by David Mitchell, David Foster Wallace, Leigh Bardugo.
Premchand Story: Panch Parmeshwar
Since the imagination of Pisces natives is vibrant and wild, they will find a lot to like in the fantasy genre. You have no trouble wrapping your mind around a new universe of laws that are not the same for everyone. You enjoy this dream world and often get lost in between the two realities.
Example: Books by Stephanie Meyer, L.J. Smith, J.R.R. Tolkien.
Premchand Story: Godaan
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