June 7, 2012
Eminent epigraphist Iravatham Mahadevan contends that Edakal-5 provides important evidence that the common people of Kerala were already expressing themselves in Malayalam at about the end of the 4th century c.e. »
February 9, 2012
A short inscription engraved in the Brahmi characters has been discovered in the Edakal cave on the Ambukuthi hill in Kerala's Wayanad district. This is the fifth Tamil-Brahmi inscription discover...
December 21, 2011
The Mauryan period is one of the well-documented and well-researched periods in early Indian history. There are already several studies on the stone inscriptions of the time of Asoka, the third Ma...
December 17, 2010
Not often one comes across a non-Indian speaking an Indian regional language and that too a complex one like Tamil. But, Jean-Luc Chevillard from France, startles everyone with his linguistic excel...
August 29, 2010
Five rare inscriptions dating back to the 14th century were unearthed by a team of epigraphists at the Sri Kailasanathar temple in Nedunkudi village near Tirumayam recently.
May 5, 2010
M.V. Nair, Director of National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property, Lucknow, on Wednesday said the country needs experts to conserve rare manuscripts and Kadatas.He w...
March 26, 2010
A workshop on manuscriptology and palaeography was inaugurated at the National Centre for History of Science here on Thursday.Organised by the National Mission for Manuscripts, New Delhi, a...
December 21, 2009
Epigraphs play an important role in doing research on our cultural history said R. Chanbakalakshmi, Retired Professor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, here on Monday.Delivering the convocati...
October 3, 2009
The first volume of dictionary on inscriptions, prepared by Indian Council of Historical Research, would hit the stands by year-end, a member of the council has said.
Around 4,500 c...
August 27, 2009
Tamil Nadu Government is in the process of documenting about 25,000 Tamil inscriptions found in different temples across the state under an ambitious programme to preserve and protect heritage sites and documents.
March 24, 2012
It is engraved on a boulder in which a drip-ledge has been cut and beds excavated on the rock floor for Jaina monks to rest
December 25, 2011
The State Archives Department is digitising the Mathilakom records (old palm leaf manuscripts of Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram) as part of the second phase of digitisation of old re...
June 23, 2011
Encroachments around the Sri Erumbeeswarar Temple near here along the Tiruchi-Thanjavur National Highway were knocked off on Thursday under supervision of Tiruverumbur Town Panchayat authorities,...
November 9, 2010
Saudi Arabia announced on November 7 that its archaeologists had discovered a rock carrying an ancient hieroglyphic inscription of an Egyptian pharaoh, the first confirmed pharaoh-era relic...
May 30, 2010
A Sati stone dating back to 1057 A.D., with a pictorial representation of the ancient system of sati, has been found in Belatoor village near Heggadadevanakote in Mysore district. “The...
March 27, 2010
Inscriptions serve as authentic and documented source of information to understand history and various facets of life in the bygone era, said Nalgonda District History Association president D. Sury...
December 29, 2009
I wish to thank The Hindu for carrying an editorial on Rajarajesvaram, commemorating the millennium year of the Brihadisvara temple built by the Chola emperor, Rajaraja I (Dec. 28). I...
November 15, 2009
Combination of `V' signs and linear strokes were used to indicate volumes
September 29, 2009
A rock engraving, indicating clear remnants of Harappan culture, has been found in the Edakkal caves in neighbouring Wayanad district, linking the Indus Valley civilisation with South India.