Indian historians trained in the British educational system showed an inclination to restore the self-esteem of Indians They started writing Nationalistic historiography. Historians from the different regions of India criticised the prejudiced history of India written by the British officers. Their attention was drawn towards geographic conditions and history of different regions of India. The nationalistic historiography helped in triggering the independence movement. It provided a momentum to the writing of regional histories for e.g. Nationalistic writings in Maharashtra were inspired by Vishnu Shastri Chiplunkar. Hence, writing of the regional history received momentum.