V. Venkayya Epigraphy Award event. Aug.12

Dr. Y Subbarayalu, an eminent epigraphist and historian, has been chosen for the V Venkayya Epigraphy Award in its inaugural year, 2022.

The award will be presented by chief guest K R A Narasiah, author and historian. Dr. Subbarayalu will deliver the award lecture on ‘Place Names and Migration of Communities in South India’.

On Friday, August 12 at Arkay Convention Centre, Luz. 6 p m onwards.

The award was instituted by Sunitha Madhavan, the great-granddaughter of V Venkayya. The award commemorates Rao Bahadur Shri V Venkayya, a pioneering epigrapher who was the first Indian Chief Epigraphist to the Government of India.

The annual award aims to recognise exceptional individual contributions, any Indian language, towards the discovery of unrecorded inscriptions, interpretation of inscriptions from a refreshingly new perspective, dissemination of wealth of knowledge contained in them by conventional as well as digital medium and preservation of Epigraphic resources for posterity.

The event can be viewed live online at: https://youtu.be/nXEmX9y1j5s