Hindi Litterateur Munshi Premchand’s Works In Audio Now
Munshi Premchand, the great Hindi litterateur, the works of whom continues to touch the lives of thousands with his simple storylines and use of colloquial language, are now available in audio format.
Premchand`s famous short stories’ collections has been made into an audio book of three volumes. The collection entitled `Munshi Premchand ki Kahaniyan` comes in nine CDs and with every volume, a printed version of the stories has also been included.
"These audio books are the right way to move to attract the present generation to our traditional literature. Even I plan to make an audio book of Umrao Jaan, so that it reaches more people," says noted filmmaker Muzaffar Ali, who was present at the launch of the audio book in the New Delhi.
Premchand who is famous for his masterful storytelling has set his stories in the rural backdrop and addressed the concerns of the common man. He has written over 300 short stories, a dozen novels and two plays Some of his famous novels are `Gaban`, `Godaan`, `Sevasadan` and `Premashram`.
"His works are even relevant in the modern fast paced life that we live because knowing the past is essential to move towards the future", says Alok Rai, Premchand`s grandson.
Shammi Narang, who has lend his voice to the audiobook says, "One character of Premchand is different from another and it helps the reader to stay connected to his roots. If a person puts 10% of Premchand`s readings into his life, I think he can be a better man."
Munshi Premchand was the pen name of Dhanpat Rai Srivastava.