Google Doodle Celebrates Munshi Premchand’s 136th Birth Anniversary
Google India has dedicated its doodle today to the great writer Munshi Premchand, marking his 136th birth anniversary.
“Today’s homepage celebrates a man who filled many pages (of a different kind) with words that would forever change India’s literary landscape,” says Google on its website.
The doodle is inspired from his last famous novel, ‘Godaan’ (1936). It shows the ‘Upanyas Samrat’ in a rural setting, which has been the backdrop of most of his work.
“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,” adds Google.
Born Dhanpat Rai, in a small village in northern India, the renowned author penned more than a dozen novels, 250 short stories and a number of essays.