Kavi Kant

(1867 – 1923 / Gujarat / India)

Kavi Kant
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Kavi Kant (Gujarati: મણિશંકર રત્નશંકર ભટૃ or "કાન્ત") is a poet associated with Gujarat and Gujarati literature.


Kavi Kant was born Manishankar Ratnashankar Bhatt in 1868 in Chavand village, part of the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. He was born a Hindu and was part of the Prashnora, Nagar Bhramin caste. His family valued education highly. This initial influence left him with a deep interest in not only educational knowledge but philosophy as well. Apart from knowing about the Hindu philosophy, he was also a student of the Bible and its philosophy.

In 1891 his first wife Narmada died. He was heart broken and could find no comfort in anything, ... more »

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