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
XX is the 17th of this Reprint Series and will be followed in
quick succession by the subsequent ones.
acknowledge my thanks to Shri J.C. Gupta, Production
Officer, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi for the planning and speed
execution of the printing of this volume.