Purushottam Agrawal a renowned Kabir and bhakti scholar has served as member, Union Public Service Commission of India (2007-2013). Before this, he served as Chairperson, Centre of Indian Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been a Visiting Professor at Faculty of Oriental Studies, Cambridge University (UK), and at El Colegio de Mexico. He hosted a unique show on books called ‘Kitab’ on Rajya Sabha TV. His Published works include Akath Kahani Prem Ki: Kabir Ki Kavita Aur Unka Samay, ‘Hindi Serai: Astrakhan via Yerevan’, and a fiction novel titled Nacohus.