THE WESTERN GANGAS
date for it (Ep. Ind., Vol. XIV, p. 331). Hence, assigning to each generation
a period of 25 years, we may assign our plates to about A. D. 425.
Paruvi-vishaya in which the gift-village was situated is also mentioned in
the Penukoṇḍa plates and has been identified by Rice with the region round
about Parigi about 7 miles north of Hindupur. Vēlputtoru may be identified
with the modern Vēlpumaḍugu of the adjacent Gooty taluk in the same district,
which is a very ancient settlement and yielded, according to Bruce Foote, a good
harvest of celts and other neolithic artifacts (Indian Prehistoric and Proto-historic
Antiquities, p. 99).