Unsuccessful story behind a successful man – Premchand
His parents, Ajaib Lal and Anandi Devi named him as Dhanpat Rai Srivastav. The story of the great man begins from villages of Varanasi. He didn’t had a pleasant childhood as his mother died when he was 8 years old. His father re-married but his step mother couldn’t gave him the same affection and love that he desired for. At a very young age he started learning Urdu and Persian. Gradually he developed interest in fictionary works. He used to sell books for a book wholesaler which in turn helped him to read allot of different material. He was married at the age of 15 years when he was in 9th standard. It was heavy duty for him to balance family and academic. It affected his
academic front which marked end of school for him.
To earn for his daily hood he used to coach people in Benares for five rupees. Later he took the job as writer in several magazines but they all were just for a time being. He was also appointed as teacher in government school but due to Quit India movement he had to resign from his job.
After a facing severe hardships and many despairs, he started a printing press and a publishing house namely “Saraswati Press” under which he published hundreds of short stories and novels. His core work also included translation of important English work. His most famous work was of “Godan” and “Rangbhoomi”.
He chooses “Premchand” as his pen name. His work was referred as realistic and sympathitic. As people could relate themselves with that. It talked about poor and rural problems. He wasn’t a scholar neither a academic but still he bought change and marked his name in pages of history.
He was just a normal man who stood aside the crowd. He accepted all his failures with generosity and wrote an era of success for rest of the world..!