Rahul Pungaliya is an associate professor of English. He has delivered several radio talks on AIR Pune. He has a doctoral degree from Pune University (now known as SPP University). His thesis was on the aesthetic theory of Theodore Adorno and Georg Lukacs. He has published several articles on social and literary issues and delivered keynote speeches at numerous conferences and seminars in colleges and universities in Maharashtra. He lives in Pune. Gavabaher is his debut collection of poems.