Idgah is a story of 4 year orphan boy Hamid who lives with his grand mother Amina. Premcahnd has portrayed the emotion of this young guy very superiorly in . In the Indian context, one story which embeds a game theoretical perspective is ‘ Idgah’ by noted Hindi and Urdu writer Munshi Premchand. ‘बाल मनोविजञान’ पर आधारित ‘ईदगाह’ कहानी परेमचंद की उतकृषट रचना है। इसमें मानवीय संवेदना और जीवनगत मूलयों के तथयों को .

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The constable was made into a holy man; he could sit in one place and guard the village.

All they want is to eat the pudding. They don’t know that if the Chaudhri were to change his mind he could turn the festive day of Eid into a day of mourning.

Each time she bakes chapattis, the iron plate burns her hands. He is poor and lives with the only guardian of his life — his grandmother Amina. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Idgah (short story)

Some didn’t even do that. It is great to live on hope; for a child there is nothing like hope. Everyone is in a hurry to get home. A lawyer could premchwnd sit on the ground. The payoff of buying each toy based on their qualities evolves through the arguments the little children have about their respective toys.


Thus Hamid wins the field. The hunger strike and the voice of consciousness.

Initially, the toys hold a higher value for other things as compared to the tong. Posted by Ashima Goyal Siraj on Jul 29, permalink. Hamid argues that he cannot spend one-third of his money on a ride knowing that he premchabd have choices as they move ahead.

If a drop of water fell on them, the paint would run.

We do not know whether it was the breeze or the fan or something else that brought the honourable counsel down from his high pedestal to the depths of hell and reduced his gown to mingle with the dust of which it was made. His quiet yet impactful words will fulfil the want of perspective and broaden our horizon, making our world-view stronger with some wonderful prose.

The story begins on Eid morning, as Hamid sets out for the Eidgah with other boys from the village. The gardener rushes out screaming abuses at them. The boys divide into two factions. Hamid being poor is obviously ill dressed, bare foot, and poor-looking boy.

What would he do with toys like these? And the white folk play games in the evenings.

Book Review: Idgah by Munshi Premchand

My brave pair of tongs can weather water and storms, without budging an inch. Only Hamid is left out. What a big heart! I idgqh not stand any nonsense from anyone.


There are many ghosts that haunt the republic. His Dadi has told him that very soon his father and mother will return home with lots of money, sweets and gifts for him from the house of Allah. A black gown over a long, white coat with a gold watch chain going into a pocket, a fat volume of some law book in his hand. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. But then Hamid reminds her of how she burns her fingers daily, while making rotis.

Hamid enters our lives a child but has stayed with us — him and his chimta — a superhero, leaving behind wet eyes every time we think of him.

Idgah by Munshi Premchand | The Kahani Project

Nevertheless Hamid is happy. The long fasting of thirty days is over and the day is of festival Eid.

When he presents it to Amina, at first she shows anger, but then Hamid reminds her about her cooking plight.