Dalpatram Dahyabhai

(1820–1898 / Gujarat / India)

Dalpatram Dahyabhai
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Kavishwar Dalpatram Dahyabhai or Dalpatram (Gujarati: દલપતરામ) was an Indian poet writing in the Gujarati language. He was the father of Nanalal Dalpatram Kavi. His literature was most modern at times and his first play Laxmi was inspired by Greek play Plutus.

Dalpatram, who knew no English, was a significant figure in Gujarati literature in the second half of the 19th century.

He was encouraged to pursue literature by Alexander Kinlock Forbes, the magestrate in Ahmedabad who wanted to see Gujarati literature develop, and who had helped found the Gujarat Vernacular Society. At the end of the 19th Century He was given the title of the "Mahakavi" by the great ... more »

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