Rangbhoomi By Munshi Premchand (Hardcover)
Premchand was born on 31 July 1880 in a Kayastha family in Lamahi village of Varanasi district (Uttar Pradesh). His mother’s name was Anandi Devi and father’s name was Munshi Ajaybrai, who was a postman in Lamhi. His real name was Dhanpat Rai Srivastava. Premchand (Premchand) had his early education in Persian. In relation to Premchand’s parents, Ramvilas Sharma writes that- “When he was seven years old, his mother died. He was married when he was fifteen and his father died when he was sixteen years old. also passed away.”During the non-cooperation movement in 1921, on the call of Mahatma Gandhi to leave the government job, he resigned from the post of school inspector on 23rd June. After this he made writing his profession. He worked as an editor in magazines like Maryada, Madhuri etc. In the meantime, he along with Pravasilal also bought Saraswati Press and brought out Hans and Jagran. The press did not prove commercially profitable for him. In 1933, he accepted Mohanlal Bhavnani’s offer to work as a story writer in the Cinetone Company to settle his debts. Premchand did not like the film city. He could not complete even one year’s contract and left two months’ salary and returned to Banaras. His health continued to deteriorate. He died on 8 October 1936 after a long illness.