There have been increasing demands in recent years for
copies of the Annual Reports on Epigraphy, published in the
last two decades of the last and the first half of the present
centuries, from scholars and institutions interested in epigraphical studies and research. And these Reports have been long
out of print. It was, therefore, decided to bring out reprints of
these rare and very useful Reports starting from the initial
year 1887 in convenient volumes. The present one, consisting
of such Reports for the years 1945-1952 is the eleventh of
the reprint series and will be followed in quick succession
by others containing Reports for the subsequent years.
It is hoped that this re-publication will go a long way
in sustaining and furthering interest in epigraphical studies.
I wish to record here my deep sense of gratitude to Dr. M. S.
Nagaraja Rao, Director General, Archaeological Survey of
India, New Delhi, but for whose sympathetic consideration and
approval, this useful reprint series would have remained a
dream. Shri J. C. Gupta, Production Officer in my Office, has
been largely responsible for the preparation of this reprint
scheme and also for the actual printing and production.
K. V. Ramesh
Archaeological Survey of India
Old University Office Bldgs.,