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Kodandaramaraja the son-in-law of king Krishnaraja, fell, as has already been mentioned previously, in the battle of Taliköta, but Venkayya closes his Ramarajiyamu previously to this event.

The annals of the Narapati family contain thus many important and interesting accounts concerning the Telugu country, to some of which I have alluded in previous publications of mine.

The poem is written in classical Telugu, in a choice and superior style. It abounds, as is usual in works of this kind, in Alankaras and other rhetorical figures so highly esteemed by the people of this country,

The book is compiled from two MSS. in the Government Oriental MSS. Library, and I am greatly indebted to the learned Panndit M. R. Ry., Kokkonda Venkataratnam Pantulu Garu for thc valuable assistance he rendered me in the publication of it, and also to M. R. Ry. D. Raghavayya Pantulu Gäru, who kindly helped me in revising the proofsheets,

GUSTAV OPPERT.

MADRAS,

30th January, 1893.