Premchand's novellaNirmala, first published in 1928, is one of the most poignant novels in Hindi on the theme of the young adolescent yoked to an elderly husband. Clearly reformist in its agenda, this novel succeeds in exploring sensitive and even dangerous terrain. Alok Rai's English translation includes an Afterword which takes note of the novel's special context, placing it in perspective and making a contemporary reading of the work possible.
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Review: NirmalaUser Review - Yash Rathi - Goodreads
The novel "Nirmala" entirely deals about the life and activities of Nirmala. Nirmala as the protagonist and as the victim conveys some sensitive issues which leave the readers choked under the burden ... Read full review
Review: NirmalaUser Review - Ashwini Kumar Sharma - Goodreads
A heart-wrenching tale of Indian women's pathetic state of life, written brilliantly by the master Premchand. Feels like a movie going on in front you. Read full review