Vardan is a novel from the pen of Munshi Premchand. This story is set in the religious land of Varanasi. The story revolves around three families. The hero of the story used to belong to a rich family. However his father left his wife and only son and went in search of peace and never come back. Later on, this rich family only left with their house. In order to earn their livelihood, they give a portion of their house to a family.
This family belongs to the heroine of the novel. She is also the only child in her family. The hero of the story and the heroine falls in love with each other. She even insist her mother that she wants to marry the guy she loved. However her mother said to her he is like her brother. Well, saying directly to her mother about her love is quite a bold step that is taken by her. At that time, such type of writing is quite a bold decision.