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Coorg Stories and Essays

Release date: 2023-04-05 00:00:00 +0530
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In this deeply researched and evocative collection, C.P. Belliappa tracks the heartbeat of Coorg ... Read More

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In this deeply researched and evocative collection, C.P. Belliappa tracks the heartbeat of Coorg
(Kodagu), portraying the present with the past, offering a timeless portrait of a quiet coffee growing
Through essays and stories starting with prehistoric relics found in Coorg, the book begins by tracing
the progress of the land and its people during the rule of the Haleri rajas; the British annexation
and their administration of the territory and the events that culminated in Coorg becoming a part
of Kannada speaking state of Karnataka. The essays and stories then offer the fascinating illustrated
story of Princess Victoria Gowramma, the lost princess of Coorg. With several lucky turn of events
after his book on Victoria Gowramma, Belliappa was able to connect with her descendants; meet
a great-great-great grandson of Queen Victoria; interact with the direct descendants of the last
raja of Coorg and collaborate with a great-great-granddaughter of Lt Col John Campbell (Victoria
Gowramma’s husband).
Merging public with the private, Coorg Stories and Essays covers the freedom movement in Coorg
and the significant role played by the author’s father C.M. Poonacha, with essays on the events that
transpired before and after Independence.

Product Details

Title: Coorg Stories and Essays
Author: C.P. Belliappa
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
ISBN: 9789357021852
SKU: BK0475524
EAN: 9789357021852
Number Of Pages: 264
Language: English
Place of Publication: India
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 2023-04-05 00:00:00 +0530

About Author

C.P. Belliappa has written extensively about Coorg (officially known as Kodagu), covering the history of the land and its people. His writings encompass the affairs of its erstwhile kingdom, which went on to become a British-administered territory, followed by being a tiny model state in the Indian Union post Independence and, finally, its present-day avatar as a district in Karnataka after the States Reorganisation Act of 1956. In this collection of stories and essays, Belliappa has delved deeper into antiquity, covering a wide range of topics relevant to understanding the ethos of Coorg. His other books are Tale of a Tiger’s Tail & Other Yarns from Coorg, Nuggets from Coorg History, Victoria Gowramma: The Lost Princess of Coorg and Tongue of the Slip: Looking Back on Life with Humour.

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