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Karbala

A Historical Play by Premchand

Premchand

Karbala

Karbala

A Historical Play by Premchand

Karbala

 

This work is a translation of one of Premchand's plays, Karbala, published in 1924. It is based on an event in Islamic history, the battle of Karbala, in which the younger grandson of Prophet Muhammad, Hussain, was martyred along with his family at the hands of the sinful caliph Yazid bin Muawiya.


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Beschrijving Karbala

In seventh-century Arabia, Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Imam Hussain,
sacrificed his life and his family members and companions in the desert of
Karbala, Iraq, to resist the debauched ruler Yazid. In twentieth-century India,
when the communal conflict was at its peak, Premchand wrote a play about this
pivotal event of Islamic history and transformed it into a nationalist narrative.
This first-ever English translation of Premchand's outstanding play Karbala
(1924) is an illuminating blend of historical facts and imagination. It reveals
Premchand's profound understanding of the communal conflict in early
twentieth-century India and his unique way of imagining the nation, in tune
with Gandhian principles of communal harmony and co-existence of religions.


ISBN
9780190132637
Pagina's
241
Verschenen
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP India

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