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South Indian Inscriptions






List of Plates





The Discovery of the Vakatakas

Vakataka Chronology

The Home of The Vakatakas

Early Rulers

The Main Branch

The Vatsagulma Branch





Architecture, Sculpture and Painting

Texts And Translations  

Inscriptions of The Main Branch

Inscriptions of The Feudatories of The Main Branch

Inscriptions of The Vatsagulma Branch

Inscriptions of The Ministers And Feudatories of The Vatsagulma Branch


Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III

Vol. IV - VIII

Volume IX

Volume X

Volume XI

Volume XII

Volume XIII

Volume XIV

Volume XV

Volume XVI

Volume XVII

Volume XVIII

Volume XIX

Volume XX

Volume XXII_Part I

Volume XXII_Part II



Volume XXIII

Volume XXIV

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India



...SOON after the publication of the Inscriptions of the Kalachuri-Chēdi Era (Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum, Vol. IV) in 1955, I thought of preparing a corpus of the inscriptions of the Vākāṭakas ; for the Vākāṭaka dynasty was the most glorious one in the ancient history of Vidarbha, where I have spent the best part of my life, and I had already edited or re-edited more than half the number of its records. I soon completed the work and was thinking of getting it published, when Shri A. Ghosh, Director General of Archaeology, who then happened to be in Nagpur, came to know of it. He offered to publish it as Volume V of the Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Series. I was very glad to avail myself of the offer and submitted the work to the Archaeological Department in 1957. It was soon approved. The order for printing it was given to the Job Press (Private) Ltd., Kanpur, on the 7th July, 1958. Owing to various difficulties, the work of printing went on very slowly. I am glad to find that it is now nearing completion.

...During the course of this work I have received help from several persons, for which I have to record here my grateful thanks. For the chapter on Architecture, Sculpture and Painting I found G. Yazdani’s Ajanta very useful. I am grateful to the Department of Archaeology, Government of Andhra Pradesh, for permission to reproduce some plates from that work. Dr. B. Ch. Chhabra, Joint Director General of Archaeology, went through my typescript and made some important suggestion. The Government Epigraphist for India rendered the necessary help in the preparation of the Skeleton Plates. Shri V. P. Rode, Curator of the Central Museum, Nagpur, supplied the photographs of some panels recently discovered at Pavnar. Prof. N.R. Navlekar of Jabalpur kindly read a proof of the Introduction and made some important suggestion. To all these friends I feel deeply indebted. Finally, I thank Shri A. Ghosh, Director General of Archaeology, for having included this work in the Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Series and the Director, Eastern Circle, Survey of India, for the excellent plates which illustrate the records in this Volume.

20th April, 1963. .............................................................V. V. MIRASHI.



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