COLLECTED DURING THE YEAR 1906
present volume comprises 588 inscriptions collected during the year
1905-06 by the Epigraphical Branch.
Though the manuscript of the volume was received as early as
24-4-1964, its printing could be taken up only in 1973. It is to be
regretted that the editor Shri G.V. Srinivasa Rao passed away while the
volume was still in the
press. In view of the long
delay in the printing of the volume, it was decided to have the volume
published in two parts. The
present one being the first part contains 302 inscriptions.
The general introduction, the topographical and the dynastic
indices have been included in the first part.
The second part will contain the remaining 286 inscriptions and
the general index.
K. G. Krishnan, Chief Epigraphist (Retd.), Dr. M. D. Sampath, Dy.
Superintending Epigraphist, Shri V. S. Subrahmaniam, Senior Epigraphical
Assistant (Retd.), Dr. C. R. Srinivasan, Senior
Epigraphical Assistant (at present Reader in epigraphy in the
Tamil University at Tanjore) and S/S P. Venkatesan, R. Masilamani and S.
Swaminathan, Epigraphical Assistants
were variously associated in checking the readings, correcting
the proofs, visiting the press on specific assignments, etc.
thanks are due to Shri K. R. Srinivasan, Director, (Retd.),
Archaeological Survey of India, for the keen interest he took in the
printing of the volume.
K. V. RAMESH,