Krishna Chandra Bhattacharya
Krishna Chandra Bhattacharya
Krishna Chandra Bhattacharya
Born(1875-05-12)12 May 1875
Died11 December 1949(1949-12-11) (aged 74)

Krishna Chandra Bhattacharya, also known as K.C. Bhattacharya, (12 May 1875 – 11 December 1949) was a philosopher at the University of Calcutta known for his method of "constructive interpretation" through which relations and problematics of ancient Indian philosophical systems are drawn out and developed so that they can be studied like problems of modern philosophy.[1] He was especially interested in the problematic of how the mind (or consciousness) creates an apparently material universe.[2] Bhattacharya encouraged the idea of an immersive cosmopolitanism in which Indian systems of philosophy were modernized through assimilation and immersion rather than through a blind imitation of European ideas.[3]

Early life

Krishna Chandra Bhattacharya was born on 12 May 1875 at Serampore in a family of Sanskrit scholars. Krishnachandra took his school education in a local school. After passing the matriculation examination in 1891 he went to the Presidency College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta.[2]




  1. ^ Chattopadhyaya, Debiprasad (1992). Lokayata: A Study in Ancient Indian Materialism (Seventh ed.). New Delhi: People's Publishing House. p. xi. ISBN 81-7007-006-6.
  2. ^ a b Basant Kumar Lal (1978). Contemporary Indian Philosophy. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 223. ISBN 978-81-208-0261-2.
  3. ^ Ganeri, Jonardon. "Freedom in Thinking: The Immersive Cosmopolitanism of Krishnachandra Bhattacharya (2017)". The Oxford Handbook of Indian Philosophy.