SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS
COLLECTED DURING 1903 - 1904
This volume in the South Indian
Inscriptions Series deals with the epigraphs copied during the year
1903-04. Most of the records included
in it are in Tamil and the majority of them have been edited by Mr. K. G.
Krishnan, m.a., Senior
Epigraphical Assistant, with the assistance of Mr. K.D. Swaminathan, m.a., and Mr. J. Sundaram, m.a., Epigraphical Assistants, and
Pandit V. S. Subramaniam, Siromani, Technical Assistant (Junior), all of my
office. Dr. T. V. Mahalingam of the
Madras University, when he was working in the Epigraphic Branch as a trainee,
checked the transcripts of a little over one hundred Tamil inscriptions land
prepared their introductory notes in English.
The Telugu and Kannada
epigraphs included in the volume have been edited by Mr. H. K. Narasimhaswami,
B.Sc., Assistant Superintendent for Epigraphy, with the help of Mr. K. H. V.
Sarma, m.a., and Mr. B. R. Gopal,
m.a., both Epigraphical
Assistants in my office.
Inscriptions copied between the
years 1887 and 1903 were all published in the first eight volumes of the Series. The subsequent volumes, however, contain
only some of the records copied between 1904 and 1935, the selection of
epigraphs being made on a linguistic and dynastic basis. The present volume contains the as yet
unpublished inscriptions copied in 1904.
All the 771 records of that year’s collection have been arranged here
serially; but while those published in the other volumes are only mentioned
with references full texts of the unpublished epigraphs have been quoted
together with a summary of their contents in English.
It is hoped that this volume
will be as welcome to scholars interested n the various aspects of South Indian
history as the previous volumes of the Series have been.
24th April, 1957.
Epigraphist for India.