Premchand's literary career started as a freelancer in Urdu. In his initial short stories, he has depicted the patriotic upsurge that was sweeping the country in the first decade of the 19th century and wrote of the life around him and made his readers aware of the problems of the urban middle-class and the country's villages.
This is a popular novel by Premchand. Virjan is a beautiful woman who begins to live with her relatives after the sudden demise of her parents. Her distant cousin starts loving her due to the childhood attachment. Virjan being unaware of this fact gets married into a good household. Virjan’s husband Kamlacharan, who is accustomed to jolly and luxurious lifestyle, falls for Virajan’s ethereal beauty. However, Kamlacharan dies in an accident and later when Virjan comes to know that Pratap loved her, she becomes sad…
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