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, fourteenth in the series, is a collection of his fifty one short stories.
Short fiction of Premchand has been collected in 6 volumes , and in all it contains 301 short stories . This volume, the last in the series of short fiction, carries fifty one short stories written in Urdu/Hindi and translated by the author himself. These stories, written over a period of few years, were also published in collections under different titles such as Prem Pachisaa/ Prem Bateesi/ Mansarovar etc.
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.