9788129113023

NUGGETS FROM COORG HISTORY

by C. P. Belliappa

  • Category History
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 195
  1. ISBN: 9788129113023
  2. Pages: 173 pages
  3. Date: 2008

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Nuggets from Coorg History encapsulates the history of Kodagu from 1600 to 1956 in twenty engaging stories. The prominent community of this landlocked province the Kodavas, or the Coorgs though fiercely independent and of warrior class never ruled the land under one of their own ruler. They were fractious which made them an easy target for domination by forces outside their domain. Kodavas, now a progressive community, were unlettered until the British introduced education in 1834 and hence theirs is a oral history passed down over generations. In this book, Belliappa brings to life the dramatis personae who influenced and shaped the destiny of Coorg.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

C.P. Belliapa was born in Coorg and belongs to the prominent Chepudira family. Trained as a chemical engineer, he went on to earn his Masters degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, US. After persuing a career in engineering, he returned to Coorg in early 1990. As a full time planter on his coffee estate, he is also actively in promoting technical education in the area. He has written a number of short stories and articles over the years.