all the important dynasties that ruled the Kannada country are
represented in this Volume of inscriptions.
Though there are no inscriptions here which can be called
starting discoveries making us radically alter our existing views, there
are still some epigraphs, which reveal on close study, some additional
Moreover, some of these inscriptions compel us to revise our
notions to some extent.
With regard to date, chronology and genealogy in a few cases.
The main points that have been gathered from these 462
inscriptions are given below dynasty-wise.
The section on geographical divisions will given an idea of a
large number of such divisions that used to exist in olden days for
about five centuries (viz., 9th to 13th in
the modern districts of Bijapur, Dharwar, North Kanara, Shimoga and
parts of Bellary and Belgaum districts in Mysore State.
Some points of general interest culled from these epigraphs are
also touched upon.