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Coorg: Stories and Essays

Coorg: Stories and Essays

Coorg: Stories and Essays by CP Belliappa. Rupa. Pages 264. Rs 395

Book Title: Coorg: Stories and Essays

Author: CP Belliappa

‘Coorg: Stories and Essays’ draws from and builds on CP Belliappa’s earlier works on Coorg (officially known as Kodagu). 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 the Kannada-speaking state of Karnataka. The essays and stories also offer the fascinating illustrated story of Princess Victoria Gowramma, the lost princess of Coorg. Belliappa delves deep into antiquity, covering a wide range of topics relevant to understanding the ethos of Coorg. 

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