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The story is about father son duo wait outside, while Budhia, wife of Madhav is undergoing mafan pain. The book I read on a single evening!

Some of the poor do turn cynic the way the two protigonists did – not so surprising given the hardships poor in general have to suffer through. Log In Sign Up. Dalit came officially in usage at the first conference on Dalit Literature in Mumbai, Maharashtra In his last days, he focused on village life as jafan stage for complex drama, as seen in his most famous work Godan as well as the short-story collection Kafan He was Thakur by birth.

Jul 01, Premchnd added it. The reason for not going to see her as his father will devour major share of potatoes is inhuman and pitiable. Remember me on this computer.

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Other than that, the book is very good. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is a crime. They are shown as just a thing of utility which is to be used when required to be discarded and ultimately.


As a rule, I like reading Premchand. Some of readers might be disagree with my opinion but it is only because they haven’t seen or experienced such poverty. Nonetheless, kaan has been a good read. I think Premchand has the utmost respect for the dalits and he constantly brought out their plight through his writings. This is my first Premchand book of short stories. That is why they did not get jobs anywhere. Premchand is considered the first Hindi author whose writings prominently featured lafan.

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Madhav was such a shirker, that if he worked for half an hour, he would smoke premcahnd chilam earthen pot on the top of hubble-bubble for one hour. They know no one would believe them; if they have been asked for the reason for not buying shroud, they would say that the money slipped from their pocket.

I liked each and every story of it. On to that he Madhav wishes her to die soon so they could sleep freely. Thirdly, It is very painful that in demeaning a community he author has forgetting the basic humanity, that no normal human being will sit idle and wait and wish his wife to die who in labour pain.

But in any part of Premcyand and in any society a women in labour pain is not left alone, even if doctor or midwife are not available other women of neighbour or community helps her and support her. It makes the story artificial and unnatural characterization.

His novels describe the problems of the poor and the urban middle-class. Jul 18, Rajan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nobody writes better short stories than Munsi Premchand. In fact, it is hard to judge them despite their atitude towards the dying and later dead wo “It is a strange ritual which requires a new shroud for one who never had sufficient cloth all her life. In modern sense it means the Shudra and untouchable.


Kafan ( कफ़न )

He was quite sympathetic towards poverty of other castes, if they happen from Non-Dalit Caste. Either Dalits are missing altogether or if portrayed, their portrayal is not justified it is biased and lopsided. This can be accepted both are very lethargic, slothful, workshy and indifferent towards Budhiya.

Gheesu would work for one day and rest for three days. Nowhere so injustice had been done portrayal of characters. May 03, Abhishek rated it really liked it.

Dalit means broken or crushed people. It seems biased in portraying them. They were reluctant to see her; least other would eat the larger share from the potatoes they have. No trivia or quizzes yet. However, I feel that this book could have been compiled better. He did not portray any of his non-Dalit characters like this. They are shown as thing of pity, like the dumb animal who cannot utter a word. It would have been comic if the implications are not so horrible.

The Shroud Kafan cannot be called as satire, as satire is covert, a satire is healthy, it is for the constructive purpose and nowhere their caste or creed of characters is reveled overtly.