Pankaj Rag

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Pankaj Rag is an IAS officer of 1990 batch and has earlier served as Commissioner of Archeology, Archives and Museums,[1] Government of Madhya Pradesh.[2][dead link]

He was the former director of Film and Television institute of India, Pune. Earlier he served as a DM of different districts of Madhya Pradesh.[citation needed]

Rag was born in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, in 1964.[3] He attended St. Stephen's College, Delhi and graduated in History.[3] He then did his M Phil in Modern Indian history from Delhi University.[3] A renowned poet, he has had several of his works published.[3] His articles on modern Indian history, especially on nationalism and the 1857 revolt have been published in renowned journals such as the Social Scientist.[3] Rag has also been the Commissioner of Directorate of Archeology, Archives and Museums in Bhopal.[3] His interest in films is evident in his massive collection of songs as well as some extensive research in films and culture which this 1990 batch IAS officer has done.[3] Two years ago, Rag authored a book on film music directors from 1931 to 2005 which was published in 2006.[3]

Books authored[edit]


Literary Criticism and Musicology[edit]



  • Vintage Madhya Pradesh
  • Bhopal 50years along with Geeta Sabarwal
  • Master Pieces of Madhya Pradesh along with O.P.Mishra
  • Rag Ragini Folio (in Hindi also) along with V.P. Nagayach

Edited works in Archeology[edit]

  • Raisen Ka Puratatv
  • Rajgarh Ka Puratatva
  • Mandsaur Ka Puratatva

Books on History[edit]

  • 1857: The Oral Tradition, Rupa, 2010.


  1. ^ "Pankaj Rag: The perfect relacement for Tripurari Sharan". The Economic Times. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pankaj Rag new director of FTII". Film and Television Institute of India. 2008-11-14. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Pankaj Rag: The perfect relacement for Tripurari Sharan". The Economic Times. 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2008-11-14.