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Google doodle celebrates Munshi Premchand’s Birth anniversary

Today's Google doodle celebrates 136th birth anniversary of one of the greatest short story writers, Munshi Premchand.

Premchand, who has written many short stories, essays and novels in his lifetime, was born on July 31, 1880 in Lamhi, Uttar Pradesh.

The Google’s doodle shows Premchand in a rural setting, which is the backdrop of most of his work. The doodle takes inspiration from his last novel, Godaan (1936).

“Today’s homepage celebrates a man who filled many pages (of a different kind) with words that would forever change India’s literary landscape… His last and most famous novel, Godaan (1936), inspired today’s doodle, which shows Premchand (sometimes referred to as “Upanyas Samrat,” or, “emperor among novelists”) bringing his signature working-class characters to life. On what would have been his 136th birthday, the illustration pays tribute to the multitude of important stories he told,” Google says on its website.


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