I have published several books spanning the fields of Bhakti poetry, non-violence, indigenous modernity and cultural and literary criticism.


Public Speaking

I frequently address public gatherings on various topics. Click here to learn about upcoming engagements.

*Featured Audio*
Gandhi: A force more powerful
Annual Gandhi Memorial Lecture, October 2, 2005 (Hindi)
Gandhi Peace Foundation,
Download (mp3, 25 MB)



I taught Hindi Literature, Bhakti Poetry and Sanskrit Poetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University for eighteen years. Before that I taught Hindi Literature at Ramjas College (University of Delhi) from 1982-1990.


Preparation of Textbooks

I Served as Chief Advisor for Hindi Textbooks to the National Council of Educational Research and Training during 2005-07 . This involved overall supervision of the preparation of textbooks for classes VI-XII.


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