Portraits of Coorg Royalty – Lingarajendra II ?, The Daughter-in-Law & The Grandson

The above mentioned portrait is claimed to be of Linga Rajendra II(as inscribed), who’s rule started from 1810 and ended with his death in 1820. But, this sketch was made on 1830, after his death. So, this cannot be Linga Rajendra II, as he was dead and gone before the portrait was made in 1830. Read More

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The Sleeping Kings

Doddavirarajendra, the most famous of the Haleri rulers of Coorg chose his final resting place on a leveled hilltop at the northern end of Madikeri town. Enclosed by high mud embankments, is a pair of elegant tombs, known as Gaddige, amongst the most memorable monuments in Coorg. Read More

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Princess Gouramma and her Goan Origins

Princess Victoria Gowramma of Coorg(La Princesse Victoria Gouramma De Coorg) Image: https://www.antique-prints.de
Yeah, you read the title right. But I am not the one trying to claim anything near. That is by one Udayraj Gadnis in an article titled: “Lost Goan Treasure” in TOI by Shruti Pandit. Seems Mr. Read More

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Portrait of Chikka Veera Rajah, the last King of Coorg

The  portrait is of  Chikka Veera Raja( also known as Chikka Veera Rajendra/Veerarajendra Wadiar), ca 1805. Read More

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