Author: Munshi PremchandTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Anurag YadavPublisher: Pustak MahalYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 351ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788122310672
Godaan is one of the most celebrated novels of Munshi Premchand. Set in pre-independence India, the novel captures social and economic conflict in a north Indian village. The story revolves around Horiram, a poor village farmer, and the struggle of his family to survive and maintain their self-respect. Horiram does everything in his capacity to ful-fil his sole desire to own a cow, which is considered a farmer's source of wealth and happiness. One of the classics of Indian literature, the book offers an insight into the colonial history of India, captures the ethnic flavour of the Indian villages and also catches the human emotions in all their rawness.