Many critics believe that Munshi Premchand’s novel Sewasadan had lifted Hindi novels from the realm of fantasy, moralising and entertainment, to a serious realistic approach.
It really reflects the lives of ordinary people and their common issues. It deals mainly with the poor conditions of women in our society. Social issues like child marriage and dowry system are also discussed here. It also tells us about the ways in which the Indian upper classes used the opportunities they got from the colonial rulers.