Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Rai, Dhanpat [pseud. Nawab Rai, Munshi Premchand]locked

  • Alok Rai


Rai, Dhanpat [pseud. Nawab Rai, Munshi Premchand] (1880–1936), novelist and short story writer, was born in Lamahi, a village near Benares, India, on 31 July 1880, the second child of Ajaib Lal, a postal clerk, and his wife, Anandi. His father was frequently away on transfer, and ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription