Google doodle on Munshi Premchand
Google Doodle celebrates the 136th birth anniversary of one of the greatest writers of Hindi literature of all times, Munshi Premchand. The doodle depicts Premchand and is inspired by his renowned novel 'Godaan'.
Indians cheered to see, ‘Upanyas Samrat’, Munshi Premchand’s last and most famous novel, Godaan (1936), on today's doodle. “On his 136th birthday, the illustration pays tribute to the multitude of important stories he told," reads Google's website.
“How can anyone forget this gem of India. His writing had soul and reading his works felt like stepping into the character!”, said one of the twitterati.
“What makes this man such a great writer, is his easy to gauge, his writings and his simplicity,” said another young fan of the great writer.
Munshi Premchand was born on July 31, 1880 at Lamhi village, Uttar Pradesh. He started writing at the age of 13 and is known to have written hundreds of novels, short stories and plays in his lifetime which reflected the socio-economic conditions and was also inspired from his personal life.
He led a simple life and had been a teacher for many years. In 1920s, Premchand quit his job and fought for India's independence by joining the non-cooperation movement. Though most of his works are in Hindi, Premchand was proficient in Urdu and Presian and had learnt English too.
Some of Premchand's famous novels and short stories include Godaan, Pratigya, Gaban, Kafan, Idgah and Seva Sadan.