"The present work is the result of an exhaustive study of the political, social,
economic and cultural history of Prakasam district from the Earliest Time to 1070 A.D. For
the first time, the author has presented a systematical narration of the political and
cultural developments in historical setting, based on the Archaeological and Antiquarian
studies as well as literary sources.
The book is planned in eight chapter as: 1. Geographical Background; 2. Sources; 3.
Stone-Age Cultures; 4. Political History; 5. Administration and Economic Conditions; 6.
Society and Religion; and 7. Art and Architecture. The Eight Chapter is a Resume,
high-lighting the conclusions of the analysis made.
An Attempt is made in these pages to present the political and cultural history of the
region at micro level and developments of far-reaching socio-economic significance have
been unwrapped in the course of analysis. The work involved pains taking field-work by the
author, so as to bring to light several antiquarian remains, for the first time and to
describe them meticulously.
The work is written in a lucid and expressive style and Bibliography, General Index and
Maps are added in the end. Ground plans of some important architectural remains, together
with 93 black and white and coloured Photographs are presented to make the study
illustrative and clear. It is our hope that the book will be well received and found
useful to the students and scholars, interested in early Andhra History and Culture and
that it stands as a model for micro-level study of limited areas, for a closer analysis of
political and cultural developments in historical setting."