Epigraphical Studies

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The Epigraphy Branch of the Survey caters to the needs of the Sanskrit & Dravidian inscriptions and coins (Headquarters at Mysore) and Arabic & Persian inscriptions and coins (Headquarters at Nagpur) with the following functions:

  1. Survey, documentation, estampaging of inscriptions (both stone and copper plates);
  2. Survey, documentation of coins;
  3. Decipherment, research, study and publication of research

Various Branches and Circles of the ASI carry out Epigraphical Studies in different parts of the country.
EPIGRAPHY BRANCH (SANSKRIT AND DRAVIDIAN INSCRIPTIONS)

Puratattva Bhawan
Sanskranthi Circle, Hebbal II Stage
Mysore, Karnataka 570017 (Code-0821)
Email: direp2[dot]asi[at]gmail[dot]com
 

Dr. K. Munirathnam,
Superintending Epigraphist
Director (Epigraphy)I/c,
Ph: 2304367 ; 2304140 Resi: 2512805

S. Nagarajappa,
Assistant Superintending Epigraphist,
Ph: 2304235

Administrative Officer,
Ph: 2304211

Northern Zone
Deputy Superintending Epigraphist,
Baillie Guard Cottage Premises
Golaganj, Lucknow -226018 (U.P.)
(STD CODE 0522)
Email: epiluc[dot]asi[at]gmail[dot]com
 

Dr. Alok Ranjan,
Assistant Superintending Epigraphist
Deputy Superintending Epigraphist I/c,
Ph : 2230860

Southern Zone
Dr. K. Panneerselvam
Assistant Superintending Epigraphist,
Fort St. George, CHENNAI – 600 009
Phone:- 044 25675783
Email: epiche[dot]asi[at]gmail[dot]com
 

 

EPIGRAPHY BRANCH (ARABIC AND PERSIAN INSCRIPTIONS)
Puratattva Bhavan, 4th Floor,Bungalow No. 11, Seminary Hill, Nagpur – 440 006
(STD CODE- 0712)
Email: direpiarabic[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
 

Mohammad Shahnawaz Alam
Assistant Superintending Epigraphist
Ph: 0712-2515325

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