digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Dalpatram Dahyabhai
Kavi Dalpatram.JPG
Statue of Kavi Dalpatram at lambeshwar ni Pol, Ahmedabad
Born 1820
Died 1898
Occupation Poet
Nationality Indian

Dalpatram (Gujarati: દલપતરામ) (18201898) was a Gujarati language poet during 19th century in India. He was the father of Nanalal Dalpatram Kavi, a poet.

Career[edit]

Dalpatram, who knew no English, was a Sanskrit scholar and poet.[1] Dalpatram taught Gujarati language to Alexander Kinloch Forbes, a British colonial administrator to Ahmedabad. Gujarati was considered at the bottom of language hierarchy during those times. So he preferred to write his poems in Brijbhasha instead of Gujarati, his mother tongue. Forbes encouraged him to write in Gujarati. They became close friends. He inspired Dalpatram to write Laxmi Natak published in 1849, the first play in Gujarati, based on Greek drama Plutus.[2][3][4]

Forbes who wanted Gujarati literature develop, had helped found the Gujarat Vernacular Society. When Forbes died in 1865, Dalpatram composed Farbesvirah, a Gujarati elegy, and Farbesvilas, his account of the gathering of bards, both dedicated to him.[2] At the end of the 19th Century He was entitled Mahakavi (Great Poet) by Shahjanand Swami, the founder of Swaminarayan Sampraday.[1]

Unlike Narmad, another prominent Gujarati poet of the same period, Dalpatram supported British rule for the benefits it gave India. Dalpatram also supported social reforms such as opposition to child marriage, allowing widows to remarry. Both Dalpatram and Narmad were the first Gujarati poets to address subjects connected to common life in their verses. Dalpatram's poems had subjects like English law, how to write an essay, and even "trees in a college compound". His verse often reflected his sense of humour.[1]

Dalpatram was an authority on meters and wrote a treatise, Pingal ("Prosody"), used by scholars as a sourcebook for many decades.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Laxmi (play)
  • Shrey (play)
  • Bipani Pinpar (poetry)
  • Buddhiprakash (anthology)
  • Mithyabhiman (play)
  • Farbesvirah (elegy)
  • Farbesvilas (poetry)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Mohan, Sarala Jag, Chapter 4: "Twentieth-Century Gujarati Literature" (Google books link), in Natarajan, Nalini, and Emanuel Sampath Nelson, editors, Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996, ISBN 978-0-313-28778-7, retrieved December 10, 2008
  2. ^ a b Unnithan, Chitra (2014-02-22). "Briton inspired Dalpatram to write in Gujarati language". The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  3. ^ Datta, p. 1071
  4. ^ Mukherjee, p. 83

Bibliography[edit]

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalpatram — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
91 videos foundNext > 

KAVI DALAPATRAM | Gujarat Sahitya Academy | સર્જક અને સર્જન

"કવિ દલપતરામ | KAVI DALAPATRAM | સર્જક અને સર્જન, ગુજરાતી સાહિત્યકાર, પરિકલ્પના : શ્રી હર્ષદ ત્રિવેદી, મહામાત્ર, ગુજરાત સાહિત્ય અકાદમી, ગાંધીનગર - ગુજરાત -- ...

Andheri Nagri

A poem from Dalpatram....

Ra Navghan | 1956 | Full Gujarati Movie | Asha Rani, Dalpatram

Movie:- Ra Navghan Year:- 1956 Starcast:- Asha Rani, Dalpatram Subscribe Goldmines Gujarati Movies Channel for Unlimited Entertainment- https://www.youtube.c...

NARMAD | Gujarat Sahitya Academy | સર્જક અને સર્જન

"નર્મદ | NARMAD | સર્જક અને સર્જન, ગુજરાતી સાહિત્યકાર, પરિકલ્પના : શ્રી હર્ષદ ત્રિવેદી, મહામાત્ર, ગુજરાત સાહિત્ય અકાદમી, ગાંધીનગર - ગુજરાત -- ભારત, gujarat G...

wtf

Description.

VID 20140614 155617

G-2 E-tec On Step in seconds.

Tumse Milkar Na Jane Full Song Pyar Jhukta Nahin Mithun Chakraborty, Padmini

MITHUN DA AND PADMINI FILM VIDEO.

Khushboo Gujarat Ki Ahmedabad

Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism, 'khushboo Gujarat Ki ' initiative to take part in the shooting of two days in Ahmedabad city. Th...

Kamran Palace Hotel

http://go.asianhotelsearch.com/Hotel/kamran_palace_hotel.htm Sarkhej Roza, Sabarmati Ashram and Sardar Patel Stadium are within easy driving distance of the ...

De Ecobiz Hotel

http://go.asianhotelsearch.com/Hotel/de_ecobiz_hotel.htm Lalbhai Dalpatram College of Engineering, Kankaria and Vishwakarma Government Engineering College ar...

91 videos foundNext > 

We're sorry, but there's no news about "Dalpatram" right now.

Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!