Author: C P BelliappaPublisher: RupaYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 159ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129113023
Nuggets from Coorg History encapsulate the history of Kodagu from 1600 to 1956 in twenty engaging stories. The prominent community of this landlocked province of coffee and cinnamon-the Kodavas, or the Coorgs though fiercely independent and of warrior class, never actually ruled their land. They were fractious which made them an easy target for foreign domination. Kodavas, now a progressive community, were unlettered until the British introduced education in 1834. Hence theirs is a mainly an oral history passed down over generations. In this book, Belliappa brings to life the dramatis personae that influenced and shaped the destiny of Coorg.
AcknowledgementsPrefaceDawn of the Haleri DynastyAcchu Nayaka of AnchigeriStory of Alamanda DoddavvaUtha NayakaSiribai Dodda Veerappa RajaHyder Ali and Tipu Sultan in CoorgA Kingdom Nearly LostVeerarajendra’s Escapades & A Brief History of VirajpetA Kingdom RegainedLast will and Testament of VeerarajendraLingarajendra the LuckyStory of Thathanda SubbayyaThe Omkareshwara TempleDewan Kunta Basava’s Role in the Fall of HaleriDynastyChikka Veerarajendra’s ExileKongettira Rani KaverammajiThe British in CoorgChristianity in CoorgMaharaja Duleep Singh & Princess Victoria GowrammaGenesis of the Merger of Coorg with KarnatakaGlossaryReferences