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Oxford University Press, 2006 - Fiction - 358 pages
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Greatly influenced by Gandhi's satyagraha movement, Karmabhumi is set in the Uttar Pradesh of the 1930s. By the beginning of the 20th century, Islam and Hinduism had coexisted in India for over a thousand years, and barring the occasional outbursts of violence, the two religious communities had lived together peacefully and shared strong social bonds except marriage. English education, however, drove a wedge between these two communities. It is against this backdrop that Premchand wrote Karmabhumi.

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User Review  - Ankit Saroch - Goodreads

This is the first hindi novel I have read, and the first in works of much acclaimed Munshi Premchand(except for abridged stories in school curriculum). The novel very well portrays many facets of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ashish Bihani - Goodreads

Godan stands tall among the novels of Premchand and it is the one that is closest to my heart. But Karmbhumi is equally relevant in today's scenario. I've seen my fellow young men discard Gandhi's ... Read full review

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