Lecture | October 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Purushottam Agrawal, Writer and Scholar
Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies
Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, The Saraswati Dalmia Graduate Student Support Fund for South and Southeast Asian Studies
Join us for a talk by renowned Hindi literary historian and scholar of Kabir and Bhakti, Prof. Purushottam Agrawal.
About the Speaker
Purushottam Agrawal is a renowned Kabir and Bhakti scholar. He served as member, Union Public Service Commission of India (2007-2013) and 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 is a well-known panelist on TV debates and has hosted a unique show on books called Kitab on Rajya Sabha TV. His definitive study of Kabir and his times, Akath Kahani Prem Ki: Kabir Ki Kavita Aur Unka Samay (2009) created a stir in Hindi literary circles and beyond.
Read more about Prof. Agrawal at his webpage HERE
Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies
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The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.