Google has dedicated a doodle to the great writer Munshi Premchand to mark the occasion. The doodle reflects a rural India, which influenced Premchand’s most works.
“His last and most famous novel, Godaan (1936), inspired today’s doodle, which shows Premchand (sometimes referred to as “Upanyas Samrat,” or, “emperor among novelists”) bringing his signature working-class characters to life. On what would have been his 136th birthday, the illustration pays tribute to the multitude of important stories he told,” Google says on its website.
Born Dhanpat Rai on July 31, 1880 at Lamhi village in Uttar Pradesh, Premchand started writing at the age of 13. He wrote nearly 300 short stories, novels and essays in his lifetime.