State the significance of the novels of Premchand

Munshi Premchand’s novels are unique and significant in many ways.
These are filled with all types of powerful characters drawn from all levels of society including middle peasants, landless labours, middleman professionals and people from marginal section.
Unlike many of his contemporaries, Premchand rejected the nostalgic obsession with ancient history. Instead, his novels look towards the future without forgetting the importance of the past.
The woman characters of his novels are strong individuals especially those who come from lower classes and are not modernised.