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In the History of Kodava during British rule, Coorgs entered politics, government service, education, and law. Under British protection, Kodagu became a State with nominal independence. The British recognised the exceptional martial abilities of the Kodavas and used them in their army.

 In the History of Kodava, many Kodavas fought in the two World Wars. They earned a reputation as able commanders and brave fighters, both under the British rule as well as post-independent India in all wings of defence. Eventually, famous sons of Kodagu became prominent members of the armed forces of India. General K.S. Thimayya DSO and Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa OBE are among the notables along with many other top officers. Dewan Bahadur Ketolira Chengappa was the last Chief Commissioner of Coorg in 1947. In 1950 Coorg was recognised as one of 27 different states of the Indian Union but in 1956 the state of Coorg was merged into Mysore (now Karnataka).

Many Proverbs and wise Sayings exist in Kodava Culture too. While it is unique to Kodava language the message it conveys has a universality in its meaning. Compilation  Gummattira Kishoo Uthappa Bachamanda Pooja  Statements pertaining… read more »

Pandyanda I. Belliappa (or Pandianda I. Belliappa) was a Gandhian, freedom fighter, politician and social worker from the erstwhile state of Coorg. Family Wife Pandyanda Seethamma Belliappa Children six daughters (Almanda Sarojini, Bachamanda Leela, w/o B… read more »

About the Okka Paradanda Okka is based out of Naladi, Kakkabe which is about 35 Kms from Madikeri. Ages ago, when Igguthappa, his two brothers and sister reached bank of Ambala River they were all… read more »

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Physical Geography of Kodagu Forests The forests of Kodagu are divided naturally into deciduous and evergreen. The deciduous belt lies within 10 to 12 miles of the eastern boundary while finest evergreen trees are met… read more »

Several noted kodava writers, scholars and journalists writing in English, Kannada and Kodava Thakk, covering religion, History , anthropology and philosophy. Listed below are the books written by Kodavas. These books are available at Kodavaclan… read more »

Polchi paat is the song,  sung  on the Maadha day and is unique type of kodava paats  Author of this article Kaibulira Devaiah Source Extracted from the folk  lore ballad Polchipaat Polchipaat is sung on… read more »

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