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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).

Subedar Ballachanda Chengappa Mudayya (Muthu) served the Indian Army from 1934 to 1949 (15years) in the Corps of Signal regiment and is a World War II veteran Author of the page Ballachanda Sohan Somanna  About… read more »

Subedar Mandira Uthaiah Author : Mookonda Nithin Kushalappa Abstract Subedar Mandira Uthaiah was a Kodava freedom fighter. He was the leader of Naalnaad (Padinalknad or Nalknad) taluk. It’s naad kacheri (office) was in Napoka (Napoklu)…. read more »

Team Coorg in The US – hockey Archive Archive Collector Col Konganda Machaiah Archive Subject Hockey  Date of Publication   Publication Name Indian Express

Author of the book Mookonda Nitin Kushalappa About the book This was the author’s first book, where he speaks of his reading and analysis of the origins of the Coorgs based on gene reports, racial… read more »

  Author of the book Iythichanda Ramesh Uthappa (Kannada original) Mookonda Nitin Kushalappa (English translation) About the Author Iythichanda Ramesh Uthappa, a journalist, is the original author of this book which was in Kannada. Mookonda Nitin… read more »

Author of the book Mookonda Nitin Kushalappa About the book Lt. Col. Puttichanda S Ganapathi MVC is known as ‘the Major who kept his cool’ after his participation as an Indian peacekeeper. A biography of… read more »

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