We report a hierarchical blind script identifier for 11 different Indian scripts. An initial grouping of the 11 scripts is accomplished at the first level of this hierarchy. At the subsequent level, we recognize the script in each group. The various nodes of this tree use different feature- Classifier combinations. A database of 20000 words of different font styles and sizes is collected and used for each script. Effectiveness of Gabor and Discrete Cosine Transform features has been independently evaluated using nearest neighbour linear discriminate and support vector machined classifiers. The minimum and maximum accuracies obtained. Using this hierarchical mechanism, are 92.2% and 97.6% respectively.