Purushottam Agrawal is a renowned scholar of early modern poetry and the author of a definitive study of Kabir titled Akath Kahani Prem Ki: Kabir Ki Kavita Aur Unka Samay. His novel Nachus constructs a Kafkaesque fantasy around the politics of hurt sentiments. His Padmavat: An Epic Love Story, a sensitive reading of Jayasi’s classic, has been extremely well received. His latest work is Who is Bharat Mata? Nehru on History, Culture and the Idea of India.