"Brahma Sri" is a fitting tribute of felicitation paid by a stellar list of scholars, old and young from all parts of country and beyond to an outstanding epigraphist, known to the scholastic world through his pathbreaking contributions to epigraphical and numismatic research - Prof. P.V. Parabrahma Sastry. The 59 papers included in this volume deal with a variety of themes and disciplines such as Archaeology, rock art, temple art and architecture, iconography, epigraphy and numismatics, Hindu Buddhist and Jaina religion and philosophy, Indian literature of various periods, Folklore, New History and contemporary social issues. This volume presenting a panoramic view of Indian History and culture would become an important source of information for students and scholars and also to a general reader. Incidentally, this volume also highlights the love and affection Prof. P.V.P. Sastry enjoys in the intellectual world.