Gaban by Premchand in Hindi




    The novel revolves around Ramaa, a young man of malleable moral values and his intrepid wife Jaalpa who seems outwardly flaky and greedy for gold ornaments but hides a much stronger core.Ramaa’s world is build on a mountain of lies and hubris. Jaalpa is young and restless and believes all the tall stories her handsome husband tells.Rama soon finds himself committing fraud(Gaban) to buy her ornaments which leads to a huge misunderstanding thanks to his cowardice. Gaban tells its story with impeccable empathy for all its characters.

    The novel is a broad exploration of middle class hypocrisy and cowardice especially among men.Premchand paints in rich shades of grey unlike the bulk of the cinema of the time.By contrasting the relatively higher moral ground occupied by a low-caste character called Devideen , with Ramaa’s many weaknesses, he seems to be making a comment about the petit bourgeoisie of the time .This is also a novel about the inherent strength of women and how a faulty understanding of their psyche and considering them as mere objects, lead to the downfall of Indian society.

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    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Apr 20, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Beautifull novel I've ever read

    Neeraj Kumar Singh

    by Neeraj Kumar Singh

    Apr 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Munshi premchand is greatest writer in the world and his novel gaban is wonderful

    Saurabh Yadav

    by Saurabh Yadav

    Apr 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    This is my best book .

    rajaram yadav

    by rajaram yadav

    Apr 02, 2017  |  "Great"

    Nice novel

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Mar 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Pramchand is a magican

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Feb 15, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    It's very good way to entertain myself.