The Indian Analyst

South Indian Inscriptions






Table of Contents

Text of the Inscriptions 

Part - I

Part - II

Part - III

Part - IV

Part - V

Other Inscription 

Chola Inscription

Telugu Inscriptions from Andra Pradesh

Pallava Inscriptions

Pandya Inscriptions

Telugu Inscriptions of the Vijayanagara Dynasty

Inscriptions Collected During 1903-1904

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Vol. 4 - 8

Volume 9

Volume 10

Volume 11

Volume 12

Volume 13

Volume 14

Volume 15

Volume 16

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 22
Part 1

Volume 22
Part 2

Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

Volume 27





Annual Reports 1935-1944

Annual Reports 1945- 1947

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 7, Part 3

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 2

Epigraphica Indica

Epigraphia Indica Volume 3

Indica Volume 4

Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

Epigraphia Indica Volume 7

Epigraphia Indica Volume 8

Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

Epigraphia Indica Volume 29

Epigraphia Indica Volume 30

Epigraphia Indica Volume 31

Epigraphia Indica Volume 32

Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India


South Indian Inscriptions, Volume 2

Tamil Inscriptions


Inscriptions of Southern India were begun to be collected systematically by Professor Hultzsch from the latter part of 1886 when he was appointed Epigraphist to the Government of Madras.  The Publication of these documents with texts and translations was taken up simultaneously and the following fasciculi of South Indian Inscriptions were issued between the years 1886 and 1903 : - Volume I ; Volume II - Parts i to iii; and Volume III - Parts i and ii.  They include 321 records edited critically and supply all the material that may be practically be found necessary for constructing the rough outlines of Chola and Pallava history.  In the year 1909, the later Mr. V. Venkayya, M.A., Rai Bahadur, Epigraphist to the Government of India, volunteered his services to continue the work of Professor Hultzsch and printed in Volume II, Part iv, such of the inscriptions of the Brihadisvara temple at Tanjore, as had not been published already in Parts i to iii of that volume.  Before issuing further volumes of South Indian Inscriptions it is found necessary to complete Volumes II and III with an alphabetical index and a historical introduction.  The latter, in the case of Volume II, had been already drawn up by Mr. Venkayya and appears under his signature.  I have only added here and there some foot-notes to Mr. Venkayya's introduction, besides giving a complete index to the volume and the texts and translations of two Pallava grants which are expected to supplement materially, the information already supplied by the records of the family published in the earlier parts.

It will be found on perusal that Mr. Venkayya's introduction deals almost exclusively with the reign of Rajaraja I, though the volume includes many other records, viz., 29 of Rajendra-Chola I, one of Rajendradeva, one of Kulottunga I, one of Vikrama-Chola, three of a probable Pandya king Konerinmaikondan, two  of the Vijayanagara kings Tirumalaideva and Devaraya I, one of the Tanjore chief Achyutappa-Nayaka and one of a certain Mallappa-Nayaka of about the same period, - coming from the Tanjore Temple, and nine Pallava and Chola inscriptions from other places.  Any attempt at giving a full account of these kings will only swell the introduction which is already big.  I, accordingly, reserve my remarks on them for future volumes of the South Indian Inscriptions which will deal with Cholas (other than Rajaraja), Pallavas, Pandyas and the Vijayanagara kings.

Madras,                                                  H. KRISHNA SASTRI

9th October 1916.