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Jul 21, Arjun Rawat rated it really liked it. It is very improbable and unusual.

He was quite sympathetic towards poverty of other castes, if they happen from Non-Dalit Caste. There is not much difference between an animal and poor person. Just a moment while kfan sign you in to your Goodreads account. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Bitter reality of relationships comes out in difficult times – poverty and death.

“Kafan” (), by Premchand, translated by Frances W. Pritchett

Jul 01, Sonu added it. They are indifferent towards her pain. The poverty is portrayed according to caste. No wonder he has been termed as a great writer. Maslow also said that if the basic needs are not fulfilled the higher needs remains untouched forget about fulfilling them. As a rule, I like reading Premchand.

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Like Jim Corbett’s “My India” this one too speaks about the lives of simple village peopletheir basic needs and their simple waysculminating into unforgettableheart warming stories. It is being tried to portray that being from cobbler community, it explains that they are lethargic, slothful, pfemchand, and notorious. Nowhere so injustice had been done portrayal of characters.


They talk shamelessly got intoxicated and fell there forgetting about everything. It seems biased in portraying them. Also a good book. One of the best classic of Munshi Prem Chand.

They were and are considered lesser human beings and many times even worse than beast. This artificiality mars the free and natural flow of story. These are stories you can read in any mood, they raise questions regarding patriarchy, of our understanding of piousness, of our hypocritical stances at creating an equal society, and of the woes of farmers, that have not changed a bit in all these years that have passed since his writing.

So concluding the discussion, it has been pointed out that portrayal of Dalit in mainstream literature is hardly justified. In morning they find her and child in her womb to be dead. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


First that there was no one in community and neighbour in assisting Budhiya in her labour pain, but when she dies all came to consoles father and son. Amazing story telling by Prem Chand!!! The characters hardly seem to be human or anywhere near humanity.

Return to Book Page. May 06, Ankita rated it it was amazing.


Premchand is no exception to it. In the s, he was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation movement and the kafna struggle for social reform. Though, it is very remote to accept a husband is so indifferent to her wife in labour pain, but still can be accepted.

Apr 24, S. This short story first published by Jamia, in is a sharp critique on human selfishness. And the reason of being not going to see her wife inside the hut was that his father would devour the major share of potatoes. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is wikipedia summary in hindi: To be poor is to be hungry without possible hope of food; to be sick without hope of medicine; to be tired and sleepy without a place to lay one’s head; to kafzn naked without the hope kadan clothing; to be despised kfan comfortless.

The Dalit characters are shown in poor light but, it has been tried to project them as stereotype or representative of whole community. The story has some technical flaws which mar the free flow of story.

Kafan ( कफ़न )

Budhiya was still moaning and groaning. This can be accepted both are very lethargic, slothful, workshy and indifferent towards Budhiya. Poverty dehumanizes human beings.