Munshi Premchand

Munshi Premchand, one of the most famous Hindi writers of the early twentieth century, is known for his novels, short stories, several essays and translations of foreign literary works into Hindi.

Here you can read Premchand stories in English.

Penalty (Jurmana) by Premchand

Munshi Khairat Ali Khan was the inspector of Sanitation and hundreds of sweeper women depended on him. He was good-hearted and well thought of–not the sort who cut their pay, scolded them or fined them. But he went on regularly rebuking and punishing Alarakkhi. She was not a shirker, nor saucy or slovenly; she was …

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