The Co-Wife & other Stories is a collection of twenty classic tales of Premchand. These stories provide a glimpse into Premchand s extraordinary range and diversity and his amazing ability to write on a variety of subjects from romance and satire to social dramas and nationalist tales. Some of the stories included in the book reflect Premchand s sympathy for the underdog, while the others expose human idiosyncrasies in a humorous manner. A few of the stories included in the book are Stigma, Rani Sarandha, Two Graves, The Co-Wife, The Child and A Winter Night. Ruth Vanita s translation captures the beauty of Premchand s language and conveys the nuances of the original. This book will be cherished by all Munshi Premchand fans.