SANT KABIR’S CONTRIBUTION TO EVOLVING MODERN WORLD

“It did not take long to realize that the ‘modern’ world we inhabit had evolved not in one of its provinces, namely Europe, nor in a limited frame of time, between the 17th, 18th and 20th centuries; indeed all societies and all civilizations had contributed to its evolution through all periods of human habitation in one way or another: in the way of creating and developing different ideas, philosophies, religions, forms of governance, engaging in commerce, crops, crafts, forms of resistance, literature.”

(Excerpt from a review “Kabir Kabir” by Purushottam Agrawal in The Wire).

Sant Kabir was one of those revolutionaries whose contribution is part of the development and modernization of world civilizations. Sant Kabir was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism’s Bhakti movement and his verses (225) are found in Sikhism’s scripture Guru Granth Sahib.

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