Historic melodies, mystic music and the romance of the river.
Born in 1955, Purushottam Agrawal served as Member, Union Public Service Commission of India, from 2007 to 2013. Before this, he was Chairperson, Centre of Indian Languages, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has also been visiting professor at the Faculty of Oriental studies, Cambridge University (UK) and at EL Colegio de Mexico. His book Akath Kahani Prem Ki: Kabir ki Kavita aur Un ka Samay (2009) has been widely acclaimed as a path-breaking study of Kabir and his work. A well-known panelist on TV debates, Agrawal hosted a unique show on books called ‘Kitab’ on Rajya Sabha TV. His latest book Who is Bharat Mata is a selection from Nehru’s writings and speeches about history, culture and the idea of India with an introduction.
At Mahindra Kabira Festival, his session will explore whether there can be a rational spirituality and if Kabir help us articulate it.
The fourth edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival, to be held between 16-18th November, will once more inspire an experience of intangible beauty and musical intensity. The idea behind Kabira is to feast one’s senses and spirit on the calm within the chaos of the world’s oldest city and feel that intangible “oneness amongst diversity” preached by Kabir, through the unrivalled power of music, literature and the arts.Play Video