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SECOND EDITION OF KODAVA REFERENCE BOOK ‘PATTOLE PALAME’ TO BE LAUNCHED ON OCTOBER 1

S By Boverianda Nanjamma and Chinnappa* The second edition of the Kodava reference book Pattole Palame will be launched on October 1. The second edition has all the songs, ballads, proverbs, stories etc. in Kodava thakk with the corresponding English translation presented side by side. The book will be launched at the Madikeri Press Club at 2 p.m. […]

AUTONOMOUS KODAGU COUNCIL IS THE ANSWER

By Dr Sandeep Shastri* The Indian federal system is unique and distinct in a wide range of ways. The defenders of the classical Western notion of federalism even went to the extent of arguing that India was not a truly federal state. They were willing to concede only a quasi-federal status to the Indian arrangement […]

HEROES OF THE FREEDOM MOVEMENT IN COORG    

By P.T. Bopanna          Though the Coorgs (Kodavas) benefited from the British rule, the nationalist movement sweeping India, did not spare Coorg (Kodagu). The freedom movement threw up several leaders from Coorg. Many common people, including students, courted arrests in large numbers to protest against the British rule.  During the ‘Quit India’ movement alone, 150 […]

AMERICAN RESEARCH PAPER TRIES TO CRACK THE RIDDLE ON ORIGIN OF KODAVAS (COORGS)

By P.T. Bopanna A research paper published in an American science journal has ruled out that Kodavas (Coorgs) in Kodagu district of Karnataka have foreign origin, but opined that Kodavas are “as local as their neighbouring communities.” A recent paper published in the open-source scientific journal BioRxiv summarized their findings of whole genome data from […]