Associate Professor and Director of Centre for Cultural Leadership

Dr. Pankaj Saxena

Dr. Pankaj Saxena

Associate Professor and Director of Centre for Cultural Leadership


Dr. Pankaj Saxena is an author who writes about Arts, Aesthetics, Culture, Literature and Hindu Temple Architecture. He has visited more than 1000 ancient Hindu temples and studied many of them deeply. He is also deeply interested in cultural anthropology, evolutionary biology and natural history. He has been writing articles, research papers and reviews in online and print newspapers and magazines for the past few years like Indiafacts, Swarajya, Indic Today, Sirf News etc. He has authored two books so far. He currently works at Indic Academy-Rashtram Centre for Cultural Leadership at Sonipat, Haryana as an Associate Professor.

At the IA-Rashtram Centre for Cultural Leadership, he is engaged about research in culture and how traditional knowledge conveys itself through rituals, customs and folk practices. He is also engaged in research on the Hindu Temple, Hindu Aesthetics and Hindu Charity. The Centre is soon going to launch a short course on Cultural Leadership.

Work On Hindu Temple Architecture

Pankaj Saxena has a deep interest in Hindu temple architecture and it is his passion to bring all Hindu temples of architectural, cultural and historical importance on the cultural tourist map of India. He wants to make the institution of the Hindu temple a more widely understood institution than it is today. For this purpose, he has personally visited around 1000 Hindu temples across India and documented their photographic evidence. He has authored two books, related to the subject, so far:

  • Siddhagiri – The Math of Kaneri”: a history of the Lingayat Math in Kolhapur.
  • Morena: An Architectural Wonder”: an illustrated book about the architectural idioms of Hindu temples of Morena.


  • PhD , Jiwaji University (2012)
  • UGC - NET/JRF June (2009)
  • MA (English Literature) , Jiwaji University, Gwalior (2007)
  • BA Hons. (English Literature), Jiwaji University, Gwalior (2005)

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor - Indus University, Ahmadabad (2016 - 2020)
  • Associate Director - Samvad Media Publications (2012 - 2016)
  • Research Wing Head - India Inspires, Bhopal (2011 - 2012)
  • Translation and Communication Skills Faculty - MCNUJC, Bhopal (2010 - 2011)
  • Communication Skills Faculty - PGV College , Gwalior (2009 - 2010)
  • Communication Skills Faculty - Government Polytechnic College, Morena (2008 - 2009)

List of Published Books

  • Towards a Better India: An Initiative from Sedam - Social History - (2016)
  • Morena: An Architectural Splendor - History and Architecture (2015)
  • Shri Kshetra Siddhagiri Matha - History - (2014)