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Celebrated Author VIKRAM SAMPATH, Historian, author of Uncontested Legacy of Veer Savarkar


“The Delhi High Court on Friday restrained historian Dr. Audrey Truschke and other persons from publishing any defamatory material against historian Dr VIKRAM SAMPATH (presently, Columnist in India.)”

VIKRAM SAMPATH is a celebrated author of 3 publications now; he was brought up, schooled in Bengaluru (view BIOGRAPHY*); He is an Electronics Engineering graduate, a Masters in Mathematics from BITS Pilani Rajasthan & a Doctorate in ehnicmusicology from Australia.

Audrey Truschke (London) and her companians (labelled ‘left wing Marxist Historians in India’) tried to malign VIKRAM as a plagiarist (copy cat;) they wrote defamatory articles against VIKRAM with a view to stop him from publishing his latest book: Savarkar- A CONTESTED LEGACY (1924-1966)

Previously, they had tried to stop him from acquiring a Fellowship at the Royal Historical Society (London) without success.

See the source image  (image) Book cover page,  

See the source image 

(image) VIKRAM SAMPATH, Columnist (this recent picture is a download from Internet)

The Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari releasing a book entitled “My Name is Gauhar Jaan! – The Life and Times of a Musician”, written by Shri Vikram Sampath, in New Delhi on April 08, 2010.jpg

(image from internet) VIKRAM SAMPATH (extreme right in pic,) being honored by former Vice President: Hamid Ansari for publishing the book: My Name Is Gauhar Jaan: The Life and Times of a Musician


Lately, it has become difficult in India to reverse (correct inaccuracies on…) what has been previously written about freedom fighters of India like: Veer Savarkar.

Todays, left wing historians and marxists try their best to malign young historians of ‘today’s India’ from publishing their research on ‘freedom struggle’ in India during ‘British rule of India’; what a shame!

Thanks to informed courts in India, they will not (read have not) succeed (succeeded)



Born and raised in Bangalore, Vikram completed his schooling in Bangalore at the Sri Aurobindo Memorial School and Bishop Cotton Boys’ School. 

He obtained a Bachelors in Engineering in Electronics and a Masters in Mathematics from Birla Institute of Engineering, Pilany Rajasthan (BITS Pilany)

He obtained an MBA in Finance from S P Jain Institue of Mangement and Research Mumbai. 

Vikram Sampath has a doctorate (October 2017) in ethonmusicology from the School of Music at University of Queensland, Australia. 

Vikaram has briefly workd for GE-Finance and Citibank.


Sampath is a former senior fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, He is also the founder-director of the Bangalore Lit Fest and the Zee Group’s ARTH: A Culture Fest.

Published Works

His first book, Splendours of Royal Mysore: The Untold Story of the Wodeyars was a history on Wadiayar Dynasty of Mysore. His second work —My Name Is Gauhar Jaan: The Life and Times of a Musician— is the biography of Guahar Jaan, India’s first classical musician to record on the gramophone.

His third book —Voice of the Veena: S. Balachander, A Biography— narrates the story of Veena maestro Dr. S Balachander. 

His fourth work is the biography of Savarkar in two parts – 

Savarkar: Echoes From a Forgotten Past, 1883–1924 and Savarkar: A Contested Legacyh 1924-1966


He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi’s Yuva Puraskar in English literature and the ARSC International Award for Excellence in Historical Research in New York for his book on Gauhar Jaan. 

In 2021, he was elected as a Fellow of Royal Historical Society, London.



Savarkar: Echoes From A Forgotten Past

Savarkar: A Contested Legacy 1924–1966.

Sahitya Akademi

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Navneet Bakshi
Navneet Bakshi
3 months ago

I haven’t read his books but I have seen some of his youtube videos from which I have an opinion that he has a good knowledge of the subject he speaks about. But obviously what he speaks about doesn’t go down well with the siculars and the leftists who thus far have been having a free run in spreading their lies and pursuing their agenda. And these people always have some foreign friends to lend support. Dr. Audrey Truschke is one in this case. I got a WhatsApp forward which has asked a media channel to remove all posts of this over-zealous friend of these Siculars.

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