This volume in the South Indian
Inscriptions Series deals with 799 epigraphs copied during the year
1908-09. Most of the records included in it are in Tamil and Telugu.
In editing them, I have received valuable assistance primarily from Dr.
C. R. Srinivasan, Senior Epigraphical Assistant of my office Shri K. G.
Krishnan, Superintending Epigraphist for Dravidian Inscriptions was kind
enough to help me in dealing with the Vatteluttu inscriptions.
Similarly I was helped by Dr. S. S. Ramachandramurthy, Epigraphical
Assistant, in dealing with the Telugu inscriptions. Dr. M. D. Sampath,
Deputy Superintending Epigraphist for Dravidian Inscriptions, helped me
in examining the Kannada and Telugu records included here as well as in
the preparation of the Introduction. I am thankful to all of them for
The introduction briefly deals with the
historical importance of the records in relation of recent discoveries
and studies in the field of Indian Epigraphy.
It is hoped that this volume will be as
welcome to scholars interested in various aspects of South Indian
history as the previous volumes of the series have been.
P. R. SRINIVASAN,
15th June 1978.