Museum Dedicated To Munshi Premchand In Varanasi
VARANASI (UP), (IANS) – A museum dedicated to author Munshi Premchand is coming up in his native village Lamahi in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi.
The museum will use digital aids to recreate moments of his life and characters from his books.
The government has allocated Rs 10 crore for the development of a state-of-the-art museum dedicated to the teacher-turned-author par excellence. This is a follow up to the idea to convert Premchand’s residence into a museum that allows readers to experience him in some way.
Officials said people visit Lamahi every year and to his followers, the ancestral home is venerated by literary enthusiasts.
Sharing details of the virtual museum, officials said: “A building has been constructed recently behind the home which will be used to create the virtual museum.”
Among other features, it will also display rare photographs of Premchand, sketches of his stories and books for reading.
The museum will accommodate statues of characters such as Gobar, Dhania, Hori, Dattadin, Rai Sahab, Bhola, Miss Malati, Govindi, Anandi, Matadin, Jhuri and his two bullocks Heera and Moti from Premchand’s works.