Prema by Premchand in Hindi
popular Hindi novel by famous Hindi writer Munshi Premchand Ji.
Premchand (or Prem Chand) is a pseudonym; his name was actually Navab or Dhanpat (Dhanpat Rai Shrivastava). One source notes that "Sixty-five years after his death Premchand remains the most outstanding figure in twentieth-century Hindi literature." His novels and short stories firmly established these genres in Hindi, and his more than 300 stories contain his finest work. Poet, novelist and writer of short stories in Hindi as well as Urdu, Premchand was born on 31 July 1880 in the village Lamahi near Benares. According to Wikipedia "He is generally recognized in India as the foremost Hindi-Urdu writer of the early twentieth century."
The beauty of the novels of Premchand is in the plot. I think it is too early to make any judgmental statement on the literary quality of the writings as this is the first novel of Premchand that I read with an academic inclinations. However, I do not want to wait till I read all his novels either. At least I can make some judgements based on the novel that I read.