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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).

Author of the page Major General Kodandera Arjun Muthanna (Retd) About The British had a system of awards for different ranks. There were awards and medals, for the military and for the civilians. The Victoria… read more »

One of the Kodava album Modern Kodava Songs  was released during the early 90’s Modern Kodava Songs Singers Suchitra Somaya Jimmy Muthappa Venu Abraham Songs Bhagamandla Kshetra Kaveri Thirthamrutha Devi Kaveramma Kodagu Nangada Nanu Na-Nanundu Oh Mamma… read more »

Monnanda Ainmane Location Kukloor (2 -3 Kms from Virajpet) History In the past, the Monnanda okka lived in their first ainmane on the slopes of the Male thirike hill near Virajpet. The hill can be seen from the present ainmane and… read more »

Monnanda Kashyap Nanjappa. an eminent Sportsperson from kodagu is a  Badminton player and  holds  Karnataka State Rank 2 under 15  boys singles category Author of the article Thathappanda Jyothi Sommaiah Family Father Dr Monnanda A… read more »

About the Okka The Monnanda okka lived in their first ainmane on the slopes of the Male thirike hill near Virajpet. The hill can be seen from the present ainmane(Kuklur) and the foundation of the… read more »

About the okka There are three Monnanda okkas, Monnanda-1 in Kuklur, Monnanda-2in Nelji and Monnanda-3 in Hammiyala. Monnanda 2&3 are not related to Monnanda-1 in Kuklur. These other two okkas – 2 and 3 do not have ainmanes now. … read more »

Moodera A Ponnaiah was from koikeri, Napoklu. He joined the army in 1942 and worked Havildar Clerk 2nd World War  He served during the 2nd World War in Burma. Life Born 1918 Died 2019 Family… read more »

Major Moodera Thimmiah Aiyappa was born in Coorg and served in the Royal Army Medical Corps on a deputation from the Coorg State Government. Family Father Moodera Thimmiah Mother Kambeyanda Chubamma Wife Kelapanda Ponnamma Children… read more »

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