For Hindi literature, Hans writes a story of grit and revival


Hans has quite a rich history and a formidable literary reputation.

It was founded in 1930 in Varanasi by none other than Munshi Premchand, who was called ‘Upanyas Samrat’ (the king of novels) and had Mahatma Gandhi as its editorial adviser. From the very beginning, the magazine has enjoyed an anti-establishment reputation, always inquisitive and provocative. In the editorial published in the first edition of the magazine, Premchand, stated its objectives thus: “Hans will play a major role in inspiring the countrymen to mobilise themselves against British rule.”

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