Godan: A Study of Social Realism

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Ms. Medha Sarjerao Sagare
Dr. Sudhir P. Mathpati


With the publication of Godan, Premchand surmounted the summit of success. Godan spurs great amount introspection, which is crucial in order to come to terms with such disturbing themes as travails of the soul of the poor Indian farmers and abject poverty. The inclusion of these problems imparts a universal appeal to his novels. Godan is not a tale of misery but it is also a realistic representation of rural India. The novelist indicts Sanskritised Brahminical religion. The main thrust of Godan is to arouse the humanitarian attitude in man so that society learns to move on the path of socialism and a happy world. The novel presents a synthesis of art and society, man and his age. The novelist has expressed his views on religion, caste, social set-up and community in realistic manner.


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Ms. Medha Sarjerao Sagare, and Dr. Sudhir P. Mathpati. “Godan: A Study of Social Realism”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 5, no. 2, June 2020, pp. 23-29, doi:10.53032/tcl.2020.5.2.02.


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