earlier volumes of the South Indian Inscriptions Series, which contain
the texts of a large number of Tamil, Telugu and Kannada inscriptions
have been long out of print and many academic institutions of recent
origin keenly feel the
absence of these very important volumes in their libraries. It has, therefore, been decided to reprint those volumes and
make them available to the world of scholars.
Volume XV is the twelveth of this Repirnt Series and will be
followed in quick succession by the subsequent ones.
wish to register my thanks to Dr. M.S. Nagaraja Rao, Director General,
Archaeological studies has enabled the implementation of this long
awaited reprint scheme. The
credit for the planning and speedy execution of the printing work goes
to Shri J.C. Gupta,
Production Officer, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi.