Representation of Indian farmer through the eyes of Munshi Premchand
Bhawna Teotia, Dr. Geeta Gupta
Munshi Premchand was profoundly affected by the wretched conditions of Indian farmers and collaborated the life of farmers through his literature. Farmer, the backbone of Indian culture, has always been a strong link in the Indian economy. Being an agricultural country farmer played predominant role in the history of. Indian culture agriculture is not only the major part of Indian economy but also the part of Indian civilization. Munshi Premchand described the farmers of his time and the complications faced in their live. The farmers of his time lived a very dreadful life and also victims of injustice and exploitation of upper class. Landlord, moneylender, priest end police all were the main source of their exploitation. Farmers were always repressed by them and never get a chance to live with happiness and prosperity. The extent of their exploitation is even to be told that their crop used to balance in the field and they would stand empty handed.