Maila Anchal


Maila Anchal

Maila Aanchal (Hindi: मैला आँचल; English: The Soiled Border) is a 1954 Hindi novel written by Phanishwar Nath Renu. [1] After Premchand's Godan, 'Maila Anchal' is regarded as the most significant Hindi novel in the Hindi literary tradition. [2] It is one the greatest examples of "Anchalik Upanyas" (regional novel) in Hindi.

Significance

It was the writer's first novel and it immediately established him as a serious writer in the Hindi literary field. It radically shifted the prevalent narrative styles in Hindi novels and changed the structure of Hindi novels. It has contributed towards the study of HINDI as a language and also constitutes the major curriculum of Hindi course.[3]

Phanishwar Nath Renu was subsequently awarded one of India's highest civilian honours, the Padma Shri.

Contents

This social novel details the trials and tribulations of a small group of people in a remote village of North-east Bihar during the Quit India Movement.It also has the reference of a young doctor (dagdar babu) who took care of the masses at that time,which was inspired by Dr. Alakh Niranjan, the first MBBS doctor in the locality.[4]

References

  1. ^ Phanishwar Nath Renu
  2. ^ renu at seasoninindia
  3. ^ Phanishwar Nath Renu
  4. ^ Maila Aanchal Literary Review

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