Purushottam Agrawal is a New Delhi based writer and literary historian. He works on Bhakti, spirituality without religion and India’s organic early modernity which, he argues, was halted in its tracks by colonization. His work draws upon sources in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu, Bra and Awadhi.
His book on Kabir, Akash Kahan Prem Ki: Kabir Ki Kavita air Nuka Samey (2009) is considered a contemporary classic and won the first Rajkumar Kriti Sampan.
He is a well-known public intellectual, lending his voice to newspaper and television debates. He is a contributing editor at The Quint.
Devout Patnaik writes and lectures on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He has written over 700 articles in newspapers and thirty books, which include the bestselling Business Sutra:
A Very Indian Approach to Management and My Gita. His shows on television include Business Sutra and Devilock with Devout Patnaik. He lives in Mumbai.
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