RAMESH K.V., b. 1933
K.V. Ramesh (ramEsh
ke.vi.) (ಕೆ.ವಿ.ರಮೇಶ್) is one of the leading epigraphists of
. He joined the epigraphy branch
of the Archaeological Survey of India in 1956. He rose to the position of Chief
Epigraphist in 1981 and became the Director (Epigraphy) in 1984. He was promoted
Joint Director General in 1992 and occupied that position till his retirement in
He under took
many important projects during his tenure in the A.S.I. and a number of publications
provide sufficient proof of his scholarship,
hard work and rigor. He has edited the volumes 41 and 42 of the Epigraphia Indica.
Some of his important publications in English and Kannada are as follows.
- Indian Epigraphy,
- Chalukyas of Vaataapi,
- Inscriptions of
1984, Indian Council of Historical Research,
- A Copper Plate Hoard of the Gupta Period from ‘Bagh’,
Madhyapradesh, (With others), 1990, Archaeological Survey of India.
- South Indian Inscriptions,
1990, Published by Director General, Archaeological
- A History of
from the earliest times to the fall of Vijayanagara,
Research Publication Series, 1970,
- TuLunADina itihAsa,
1969, Geetha Book House,
- Karnataka Shasana Sameekshe,
- South Indian Inscriptions, Vol 16, Telugu Inscriptions
of the Vijayanagara Dynasty,
Archaeological Survey of
- Dynastic List
of Copper Plate Inscriptions noticed in Annual reports on Indian Epigraphy from
1887-1969, by G.S. Gai and K.V. Ramesh,
1986, Archaeological Survey of India.
In addition to these books Ramesh has edited Sri Tatvanidhi
by Mummadi Krishnraja Odeyar. He is associated as an editor with the felicitation
volumes presented to senior epigraphists and scholars such as G.S. Gai, B.K. Gururaja
Rao, B.C. Chhabra and G.S. Dikshit.
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