The Satavahanas occupy a preeminent position in early Deccanese history comparable only to that of the Kusanas of North India who were almost contemporaries. The present volume represents a cooperative effort of known authorities to highlight and solve the issues pertaining to Satavahanas in the light of fresh evidence as well as a reinterpretation of the known data. Also included in this volume are important contributions on numismatics, epigraphy, and cultural and archaeological facets. These writings have turned the volume into an indispensable source-book for students of Satavahanas and Deccanese history in particular and early,Indian history in general. Hopefully it would be found interesting and thought-provoking by discerning readers.