As the greatest Hindi and Urdu writer of pre-independence India, Premchand had pioneered modern Hindi literature. His collected works are being published in Urdu in 22 volumes. This book, nineth in the series, is a collection of his fifty short stories, written during 1908-1914.
This volume carries fifty short stories written in Urdu/Hindi and translated by the author himself. It includes his first story "Duniya Ka Anmol Rattan" first published in 1908. These stories were written by him during the years 1908-1914, and this collection was first published in 1914 under the title Prem Pasichaa.
Literary Works of Premchand have been collected in 22 volumes and are being published under the title Kulliyat-e-Premchand. The volumes have been arranged as follows:
Volume 1 to 8 anthologizes his Novels.
Volume 9 to 14 is a collection of his short fiction.
Volume 15 and 16 relate to the plays authored by him.
Volume 17 carries his letters and correspondence
Volume 18 to 20 are omnibus collection of his writings
Volume 21 and 22 contain translated works.