Social Dominance and Class Struggle in Premchand’s the Gift of a Cow

Rahul Singh Sundram


The objective of this research paper is to prominence the concealed reality of Indian social system and the suppression of low-class people in India. The caste system has spread its roots deep in Indian society. The constitution of Indian society, with its hierarchy, is an ideal place to better realize the practice of oppression. Lower class throughout the longest conventional Indian hierarchy and members of the lower castes and classes have usually born to force the repression generated by the Indian communal structure. Premchand is generally considered the greatest Hindi writer. Premchand was also a social reformer. The remarkable characteristic of his writing was the reality that he depicted as exploitation of poor people. He gave the massage on social evils like dowry, poverty, communalism and corruption. He was the first writer of twenty century to reflect reality in the literature.

Keywords: subjugation, exploitation, communal, conventional, oppression.


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