Epigraphia

Indian Epigraphy

Lielukhine D. N of Oriental Institute, Russia has set up a remarkable website http://indepigr.narod.ru/index_1.htm  The basic purpose of the present site is the creation of a compact, systematic and critical repository of Indian epigraphical sources.

[quote] Please feel free to contact with me by different themas on lel@lel.msk.ru Especially I needed to contact and active cooperation with indologists or sanscritologists, working with Indian Epigraphy for development of quantity and quality of e-publications of epigraphical texts, which can be available for all interesting. And though the work under publications will be continued, I am very interesting with any form of sponsorship of this form of work.  [unquote]

Of particular interest are collections of Sanskrit epigraphy, Inscriptions of Ashoka on Pillar edicts and Rock edicts.

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South Indian Inscriptions


 

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Professor Hultzsch from the latter part of 1886 when he was appointed Epigraphist to the Government of Madras started a systematic collection of Inscriptions of Southern India.  The Publication of these documents with texts and translations was taken up simultaneously and the following fascicule of South Indian Inscriptions were issued between the years 1886 and 1903. They included 321 records edited critically and supplied all the material that may be practically 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.

In these pages, we present these publications as printed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). This work has taken an enormous amount of energy, time, and money to digitize. Most importantly, these volumes were made possible by the dedication of our staff Mr. Ganesh Kumar and later by Messers Prabhu and Selvam.

We hope that the availability of these inscriptions will spur research into South Indian history.

Darasuram Temple Inscriptions

Konerirajapuram Temple Inscriptions

Volume 26 represents all the important dynasties of Cholas,  Pandya, Vijayanagara, Telugu Chgoda, Hoysalas, Kakatiya, Pallva, Nayakas.  It was edited by Shri P.R.Srinivasn.  It contains inscriptions of several kings such as Rajaraja I, Rajadhiraja I, Rajendra I, Kulottunga, Uttamachola, Vikrama-Chola, Parantaka I, Vikrama Chola, Dutch, Gajapatis, Pandyas, Pallava, Reddis.

Volume 24 represents all the important dynasties of Cholas,  Pandya, Vijayanagara, Telugu Chgoda, Hoysalas, Kakatiya, Gajapati, Nayakas.  It was edited by Shri H.K.Narasimhaswamy.  It contains inscriptions of several kings such as Rajaraja I, Rajadhiraja I, Rajendra I, Kulottunga, Uttamachola, Krishanadevaraya, Vikrama-Chola. Aditya I, Parantaka I, Vikrama Chola, Vira Kulasekhara.

Volume 23 represents all the important dynasties of Cholas, Pallava, Pandya, Vijayanagara, Pottapi-Chodas, and Rashtrakuta. It was edited by Dr. G. V. Srinivasa Rao.  It contains inscriptions of several kings such as Rajaraja II, Rajadhiraja II, Rajendra I, Kulottunga, Parantaka, Parthivendravarman, Uttamachola, Parakesarivarman, Rajakesarivarman, Krishnadevaraya, Maravarman Sundara Pandya, Konerinmaikondan, Vikrama-Chola.

Tiruvarur Temple Inscriptions

Tanjavur Temple Inscriptions

Volume 22 Part 2 represents all the important dynasties of Cholas, Pallava, Pandya, Vijayanagara and Hoysalas.  It was edited by Dr. G. V. Srinivasa Rao. It contains inscriptions of several kings such as Rajaraja I, Rajaraja III, Rajendra I, Kulottunga, Parantaka, Parthivendravarman, Uttamachola, Parakesarivarman, Rajakesarivarman, Krishnadevaraya, Maravarman Sundara Pandya.

Volume 22 Part 1 represents all the important dynasties of Cholas, Pallava, Pandya, Vijayanagara, Rashtrakuta and Sambuvaraya. It was edited by (Late) Shri G. V. Srinivasa Rao. It contains inscriptions of several kings such as Rajaraja I,  Rajendra I, Kulottunga, Parantaka I, Parthivendravarman, Uttamachola, Parakesarivarman, Rajakesarivarman, Krishnadevaraya, Maravarman Sundara Pandya

Volume 20 represent all the important ruling dynasties of Bombay & Karnataka.  It was edited by Dr. G. S. Gai, Ph.D. It contains inscriptions of several dynasties such as Chutus, Chalukyas of Badami, Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas of Kalyana, Kalachuryas, Yadavas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara Kings, Western Gangas, Rattas, Kadambas, Sode Chiefs, and Muslim rulers.

Volume 19 contains full of Tamil Inscriptions about Parakesarivarman.

Volume 18 contains Bombay Karnataka Inscriptions-The Early Chalukyas, The Rashtrakutas, The later Chalukyas, The Kalachuryas, The Hoysalas, The Yadavas, The Vijayanagara Kings, Mysore Rulers, The Kadambas, The Guttas and Miscellaneous Inscriptions.

Volume 17 contains 771 inscriptions collected between 1903-1904. The inscriptions are from several dynasties including Western Chalukya, Chola, Hoysala, Kalachurya, Marathas of Tanjavur, Nayakas of Thanjavur, Pallava, Pandyas, Pandyas of Ucchangi, Rashtrakutas, Sambuvaryas, Sultans of Mysore, Telugu Cholas, Tondaman, Vijayanagara, Yadava, and Yadavaraya. 

Volume 16 contains the Telugu inscriptions of the Vijayanagara Dynasty. The 335 inscriptions in this volume is only a small fraction of inscriptions in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada of this glorious dynasty. A great introduction to this dynasty is also included.

Volume 15 contains the Bombay Karnataka Inscriptions of the Chalukyas, Kalachuris, Yadavas, Hoysalas, Kadambas, Sindas, Vijayanagara Kings, Muslim Rulers, Marathas, East India Company and Miscellaneous Inscriptions.

Volume 14 contains Pandya inscriptions. The Annamalai inscriptions and Vellvikudi plates are reproduced. A very goodintroduction to the Pandya dynasty is also included.

Volume 13 contains later Chola 352 inscriptions from Chitoor to Tirunelveli. About 50 of them belong to  Aditya Chola I. While it is difficult to differentiate inscriptions between Gandaraditya Chola and Sundara Chola, astronomical references in some inscriptions have enabled the identification of some of them to Gandaraditya Chola who seemed to have been assisted in Administration by his brother Arikulakesari also known as Arinjiya Chola. About 60 inscriptions are identified with Parantaka II Sundara Chola. About 50 inscriptions are attributed to Rajaraja Chola I. Also mentioned in several inscriptions are feudal kings such as Palluvetraiyar, Kodumbalur Vellar.

Volume 12 contains 265 Pallava inscriptions dating from the 3rd to 13th A.D. A brief history of the Pallava empire is also presented in this book's introduction.

Volume 11 contains Bombay-Karnataka Inscriptions(Vol-1 - Part I & II) of the Narasimhavarman I, Simhavishnu, Vijayaditya Satyasraya, Vikramaditya II, Kirtivarman II, Rashtrakutas, Govinda III, Amoghavarsha I, Krishna II, Govinda IV, Krishna III, Kottigadeva,  Ahavamalla Taia II, Irivabodanga Satyasraya, Jagadekamalla Jayasimha II, Trilokyamalla Somesvara I, Bhuvanakamalla Somesvara II and Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI of the Western Chalukya dynasty of Kalyana. A great Introduction to this inscription is also included.

Volume 10 contains Telugu inscriptions from Andhra Pradesh. It was edited by Kalaprapurna J Ramayya Pantulu and N Lakshminarayan Rao and first published in 1948, this scholarly series compiles inscriptions from the region then known as the Madras presidency. It contains inscriptions of Vishnukundins, Eastern Chalukyas, Western Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Cholas, Kakatiyas, Reddis, Early Cholas of Renadu, Vaidumbas, Chindas, Eastern Gangas, Gajapathis, Qutb-Shahis of Golkonda, Moghuls, and smaller miscellaneous dynasties.

Volume 9 contains miscellaneous inscriptions in Kannada inscriptions from Andhra Pradesh. It was edited by R Shama Sastry assisted by N. Lakshminarayan Rao, and first published in 1941, this scholarly series compiles inscriptions from  Banas, Vaidumbas, Nolamba-Pallavas, Chalukyas of Badami, Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas of Kalyani, Kalachuryas, Cholas, Hoysalas, Yadavas, Guttas, Alupas, Cholas of Renandu, Eastern Chalukyas and the dynasties of Vijayanagara, Ummattur Chiefs, Changalva, Mysore Kings miscellaneous dynasties.

Volume 8 Miscellaneous Inscriptions in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada

Volume 7 Miscellaneous Inscriptions in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada

Volume 6 Miscellaneous Inscriptions in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada

Volume 5 Miscellaneous Inscriptions in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada

Volume 4 Miscellaneous Inscriptions in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada

Volume 3 contains miscellaneous inscriptions of Tamil. It carries inscriptions of Parthivendravarman, Parakesarivarman, Parakesarivarman Uttama Chola, Parantaka II, Rajakesarivarman, Madiraikonda Rajakesarivarman, Parakesarivarman Parantaka I, Rajakesarivarman Aditya I, Virarajendra I, Kulottunga Chola I, Vikrama Chola and Kulottunga Chola III. It also presents copper plate texts of Rajendra Chola I, Rajadhiraja I, Kulottunga Chola I, Tribhuvanachakravartin Rajarajadeva, Kulottunga Chola III and Rajakesarivarman.

Volume 2 presents an introduction to Epigraphy, brief history of Rajaraja Chola I. It carries inscriptions of Rajaraja Chola I, Rajendra Chola I, Konnerinmaikondan, Thirumalaideva, and Mallapa Nayaka found in the Thanjavur Brihadeshwara Temple. It also presents cave and copper plate texts of Nandivaraman Pallavamalla, Parantaka Chola I, Kollothunga Chola I, Rajaraja Chola III, Achuthappa Nayaka, and Vijaya Nandivarman (III).

Volume 1 contains Tamil and Sanskrit inscriptions chiefly collected in 1886-87. It carries inscriptions of Pallava dynasty, Kailasanatha temple at Kanchipuram, Eastern Chalukya dynasty, inscriptions at Mamallapuram, Velur, Virinchipuram, Polur, Padavedu.

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Epigraphia Indica (1979)

Publications - Epigraphical Publications 

I ANNUAL REPORT ON INDIAN EPIGRAPHY
II EPIGRAPHIA INDICA 
III CORPUS INSCRIPTIONUM INDICARUM
IV SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS

II EPIGRAPHIA INDICA 

One of the important publications of this branch is Epigraphia Indica, the first volume of which was edited by Burgess and brought out in the year 1888. This is a critically edited periodical containing important inscriptions in different languages and scripts. One part is brought out in each quarter and eight parts make one volume of this periodical. So far, 43 volumes of this journal have been published. These volumes have been edited by the officers who headed the Epigraphy Branch during different years.

EPIGRAPHIA INDICA

Vol. I (1882), ed., Jas Burgess (reprint 1983)

95

Vol. II (1894), ed., Jas Burgess (reprint 1983)

110

Vol. III (1894-95), ed., Jas Burgess (reprint 1979)

100

Vol. IV (1896-97), ed., E. Hultzsch (reprint 1979)

95

Vol. V (1898-99), ed., E. Hultzsch (reprint 1984)

85

Vol. VI (1900-01), ed., E. Hultzsch (reprint 1981)

90

Vol. VII (1902-03), ed., E. Hultzsch (reprint 1981)

90

Vol. VIII (1905-06), ed., E. Hultzsch (reprint 1981)

80

Vol. IX (1907-08), ed., E. Hultzsch (reprint 1981)

90

Vol. X (1909-10), ed., Sten Konow (reprint 1984)

85

Vol. XI (1911-12), ed., Sten Konow (reprint 1981)

80

Vol. XII (1913-14), ed., Sten Konow (reprint 1982)

90

Vol. XIII (1915-16), ed., Sten Konow (reprint 1982)

90

Vol. XIV (1917-18), ed., F.W. Thomas (reprint 1982)

90

Vol. XV (1919-20), ed., F.W. Thomas (reprint 1982)

90

Vol. XVI (1921-22), ed., F.W. Thomas (reprint 1983)

80

Vol. XVII (1923-24), ed., Rao Bahadur H. Krishna Sastri (reprint 1983)

75

Vol. XVIII, (1925-26), ed., Rao Bahadur H. Krishna Sastri (reprint 1983)

90

Vol. XIX, (1927-28), ed., Rao Bahadur H. Krishna Sastri (reprint 1983)

80

Vol. XX, (1929-30), ed., Hirananda Sastri (reprint 1983)

40

Vol. XXI, (1931-32), ed., Hirananda Sastri (reprint 1984)

95

Vol. XXII, (1933-34), ed., N.P. Chakravarti (reprint 1984)

90

Vol. XXIII, (1935-36), ed., N.P. Chakravarti (reprint 1984)

75

Vol. XXIV, (1937-38), ed., N.P. Chakravarti (reprint 1984)

80

Vol. XXV, (1939-40), ed., N.P. Chakravarti (reprint 1985)

80

Vol. XXVI, (1941-42), ed., N.P. Chakravarti (reprint 1985)

80

Vol. XXVII, (1947-48), ed., B.Ch. Chhabra and N. Lakshaminarayan Rao (reprint 1985)

85

Vol. XXVIII, (1949-50), ed., B.Ch. Chhabra and D.C. Sircar (reprint 1985)

90

Vol. XXIX, (1951-52), ed., B.Ch. Chhabra (reprint 1987)

120

Vol. XXX, (1953-54), ed., N. Lakshminarayan Rao and D.C. Sircar (reprint 1987)

130

Vol. XXXI, (1955-56), ed., D.C. Sircar (reprint 1987)

140

Vol. XXXII, (1957-58), ed., D.C. Sircar and B. Ch. Chhabra (reprint 1987)

140

Vol. XXXIII, (1959-60), ed., D.C. Sircar (reprint 1987)

135

Vol. XXXIV, (1960-61), ed., D.C. Sircar (reprint 1987)

105

Vol. XLI, (1975-76), ed., K.V. Ramesh (reprint 1989)

200

Vol. XLII, (1977-78), ed., K.V. Ramesh (reprint 1992)

220

Appendix to Epigraphia Indica Vol. XIX to XXIII ed. D.R. Bhandarkar

70

Article Index-Epigraphia Indica Vol. I – XXXIV (1888-1962), ed. D.C. Sircar

50


EPIGRAPHIA INDICA-ARABIC AND PERSIAN SUPPLEMENT
(in continuation of Epigraphia Indomoslomica)

1907-12, ed., E. Denison Ross (1987)

120

1913-20, ed., G. Yazdani (1987)

120

1921-30, ed., G. Yazdani (1987)

120

1931-36, ed., G. Yazdani (1987)

120

1937-50, ed., G. Yazdani (1987)

120

1951-54, ed., Z.A. Desai (1987)

100

1955-58, ed., Z.A. Desai (1987)

120

1959-61, ed., Z.A. Desai (1987)

100

1962-63, ed., Z.A. Desai (1987)

100

1964-65, ed., Z.A. Desai (1987)

100

1966-67, ed., Z.A. Desai (1987)

100

1968-69, ed., Z.A. Desai (1987)

100

1970-71, ed., Z.A. Desai (1987)

100

1976 (2003)

150

1977, ed, N.M. Ganam (2000)

345



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