Immortalizing the legacy of Munshi Premchand, Govt. to build a museum in Varanasi

Immortalizing the legacy of Munshi Premchand, Govt. to build a museum in Varanasi

The government is now planning to turn his ancestral home in the Lamahi Village near Varanasi to a full-fledged museum.

Whether or not you're acquainted with Hindi literature, you'd definitely be well aware of the legendary works of Munshi Premchand. The iconic novelist, born in 1880, made an indelible mark on Indian literature with his profound storytelling and social commentary. Some of his timeless works include 'Godan', a poignant narrative reflecting the struggles of rural life, and 'Gaban', a tale of human flaws and redemption.

Premchand's short stories, like 'Idgah' and 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi', delve into the intricacies of human nature and societal nuances. In a fitting tribute to his enduring legacy, the Union Government will now be developing a museum dedicated to the literary luminary. This museum will find its home in Premchand's ancestral residence in the Lamahi village of Varanasi District.

To include a virtual museum & other artefacts associated with the literary luminary

The museum dedicated to the great novelist Munshi Premchand in his village, Lamhi, will feature various sections. The main attraction of the place will be the fully digitalized virtual museum for which a new building will be constructed near his residence.

Visitors will be able to explore an array of artefacts, such as household items, photographs, his original writings, and other memorabilia associated with the esteemed writer.

A proposal has been sent to the Union govt. for establishing the museum

This museum is set to encapsulate the entire life journey of the timeless writer, Munshi Premchand. Its main aim is to serve as a window through which the new generation can gain an intimate understanding of the man behind the literary masterpieces.

The village of novelist Munshi Premchand, is already a tourist hotspot, with literature enthusiasts considering his ancestral house as a sacred space. Currently, a proposal has been submitted to the Union Government for approval. Once the nod is granted, the authorities will initiate the construction work for the museum.

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