Articles & Reports

A Romance In The Forest

The Marriage Pavilion of Doddavirarajendra and Mahadevamma
Doddavirarajendra, the swashbuckling 18th century Rajah of Coorg was the most famous ruler of this tiny, erstwhile kingdom. 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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A bitter-sweet journey into the land of soldiers

Late Subedar B N Ayyappa with Mrs.Kaveriamma
Most of the Ex-Servicemen of yore, who joined the British Indian Armed Forces during early 1940s, and participated in World War – II, is no more. However, there are still numerous widows of World War – II Veterans, around 70 odd years of age, living in Mysore and Kodagu region, who narrate their helplessness & pathetic stories. Read More

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Tuluva Kingdom and Kodava Inscription ?

Image: Vittal from Google Maps Grab. Vittal is around 100 kms from Madikeri
There is an interesting article in The Hindu about the Vittala(Vittal) Kingdom in Mangalore and its descendents the Heggade Family. The article provides information about the erstwhile Vittala Kingdom, its lineage, palace and customs. Something very interesting to note is that it has a Kodava connection. Read More

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Ode to Coorg

Image: Kaveri Ponnapa
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By: Chayaa Najappa
COORG,THE LAND I HAVE BEEN BORN,
NEVER LETS ONE FEEL FORLORN.
THE LAND OF RIVER KAVERI,
IS TOO FABULOUS TO BE TRUE.
BLESSED WITH SCENIC BEAUTY IN ABUNDANCE,
AND KNOWN FOR PEOPLE WITH AN AURA & CONFIDENCE.
FOR THE SMALL COMMUNITY THAT WE
ARE,
FAME & NAME WE HAVE ACHIEVED TOO FAR. Read More

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SUBEDAR B.M. UTHAIAH: TALE OF A FORGOTTEN WORLD WAR–II SOLDIER

Ex-Sgt M N Subramani and Mrs.Shakuntala Subramani with Mrs.Thangamma, wife of Late Subedar Uthaiah
Late Subedar Balatikalanda Medappa Uthaiah was born in Virajpet , Coorg  on 13 November 1908. He did his schooling in Virajpet.   After completing his S.S.L.C. (10th Standard), he took up a job in a Co-Operative Society in Mysore. He was a very good sportsman and a brilliant hockey player. 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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Conserving native trees in the coffee agroforestry landscape of Kodagu

Image: Mikhail Esteves/Flickr
 
Project report submitted to CEPF-ATREE
By: Dr. Cheryl D. Nath
French Institute of Pondicherry,
11 St. Louis Street, P.B. 33
Pondicherry – 605001, India
Introduction
Kodagu district, in the Western Ghats of southern India, is a coffee-dominated region characterized by high diversity in terms of topographic features, climatic conditions and biodiversity. Read More

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Nari Mangala (Tiger Wedding). Marrying the soul of the Tiger

The groom(seated left) is Coluvanda(Koluvanda) Cariappa. Engraving by Captain Robert Belford Cummins.
A Tiger Wedding in Coorg, India
From: The Illustrated London News
December 6, 1873
The small province of Coorg, in Southern India, is situated among the mountains that separate Mysore from the Malabar coast to the west. Read More

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Remembering Dr.Bidie & his observations on destruction of forests in Coorg

Image: Map of Coorg, 1869 . Dr.George Bidie submitted this map with his paper to the RGS. Image from a private collection.
Here is an interesting paper which was submitted by Dr. George Bidie to the RGS with the first cartographic map of Coorg, 140 years ago.
Profile of Dr.Bidie.
Dr. George Bidie : CLE., M.A., M.B., F.L.S., F.R.C.S.E., Surgn.-Gen. Read More

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