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Which was the first proper modern novel in Hindi written by Srinivas Das? What was its theme? (CBSE 2016)

Answer :

The novel Pariksha-Guru meaning The Master Examiner was published in the year 1882. It was written by Srinivas Das.


1. The novel portrays the lifestyle of the newly emerging middle classes.


2. The novel explains the difficulty faced by the middle class to adapt to a colonial civilization.


3. The middle-class people wanted to maintain their own identity whereas modern colonial society frightened them.


4. The author wanted the society to live with dignity and honour thereby preserving their own tradition and culture and to lead a matured and practical way of life.


This novel warns the young generation about the influences of the bad company.

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