A Life of the 'Other' and a Story of the 'Self': Shivarani Devi in "Premcand ghar me͂"

Alaka Atreya Chudal
2018 Cracow Indological Studies  
This paper will deal with Shivarani Devi's (1890–1976) Premcand ghar mẽ, a literary memoir-cum-biography of her husband Premchand, a pioneer of Hindi literature. The book has already been extensively discussed in previous studies as a mirror held up to Premchand, revealing all his dynamism as a writer, intellectual and householder. Against this backdrop, this article attempts to delve more deeply into Shivarani Devi's own intimate space within the household. It will discuss the 'self' that
more » ... he 'self' that Shivarani Devi necessarily lays bare while portraying her husband, the 'other'. It will analyse the narrated self of Shivarani Devi within the domesticity that she defines as ghar.
doi:10.12797/cis.20.2018.02.07 fatcat:6m2rvzoqlbdznjcxu72ihbcfgq