Ancient historic writings had vital sources like inscriptions on stone and metal. With the help of these, one can deduce the ancient language, writings, political situation, society, religion, literature etc.
The inscriptions of Emperor Ashok have been the oldest ones in India are included in a separate chapter in this book. In addition, Brahmi script of Maurya era was transformed into various regional scripts, so is described in detail in present book. This consists of the main inscriptions which played an important role in relating the history of Maharashtra. Various inscriptions described in this book mainly are likely Naneghat, inscription of Samudragupta, Kharvel, Brahmi inscription of Pale has been oldest Jain inscription, inscription at Matwan describes the Madhyamsen King of Traikutak dynasty. Thus variety of inscriptions are described in this book.