Writing Indian History : A View from Below


Author: Achuthan M. Kandyil

818560472X | HB | pp. 460 | 2009 | Bhatkal and Sen

Writing Indian History presents an alternative, even iconoclastic, view of Indian history.

Ships in 2-4 days

Out of stock

This comprehensive history of India, from ancient to modern times, presents an alternative, even iconoclastic, view. Arguing that the history written by professional historians has been strongly influenced by their concept of Hinduism, caste and its implications, or by an over-dependence on Marxism, and their upper caste status, Achuthan M. Kandyil urges that it is time that the counter view of the lower castes cannot be considered.

Achuthan deconstructs the intellectual labour of iconic scholars and personalities like S. Radhakrishnan, M. N. Srinivas, Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi, among others, to show how they supported the caste system, albeit condemning its excesses.

Challenging orthodox interpretations, and more radical ones, Achuthan raises many key questions on what is history and how it is written.


Achuthan M. Kandyil




Bhatkal and Sen





Year of Publication:






Country of Origin:


About the Author

The author was an engineer with All India Radio for 18 years until 1972 when he joined the faculty at Grambling State University, USA. He lives in the USA.


This book will be shipped in 2-4 days’ time. The time taken for you to receive the book after it is shipped will depend upon the mode you choose, while completing your purchase. The rates applicable for each mode are different.

You will be informed after the order is shipped.

Shipping costs depend on the mode chosen, the weight of the item, and the distance it will travel to reach its destination. Shipping costs will be charged depending on the weight of the entire purchase (if more than one item is purchased). The same shipping mode will apply to all products in such a case.

You may also like…

Join Waitlist We will inform you when the product arrives in stock. Please leave your valid email address below.