Author: P.T. Bopanna

Title: Round and About with P T. Bopanna

Publisher: Rolling Stone Publications, Bengaluru-560011. 2022

Title: Coorg Role Models

Publisher: Rolling Stone Publications, Bengaluru-560011. 2021

Title: My Coorg Chronicles
Publisher: Rolling Stone Publications, Bengaluru-560011. 2020

Title: Are Kodavas (Coorgs) Hindus?
Publisher: Rolling Stone Publications, Bengaluru-560011. 2018

Title: Coorg State: Udchad-Thandad (translation of the book Rise and Fall of the Coorg State into Kodava language)
Publisher: Rolling Stone Publications, Bengaluru-560011. 2012

Title: The Romance of Indian Coffee
Publisher: Prism Books Pvt Ltd., Bangalore-560070. 2011

Title: Coorg: Land of Beauty and Valour
Publisher: Prism Books Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore-560070. 2010

Title: Coorg State: Udaya-Pathana (Kannada)
Publisher: Press Club of Bangalore. 2011

Title: Dateline Coorg
Publisher: Rolling Stone Publications, Bangalore-560011. 2010

Title: Rise and Fall of the Coorg State
Publisher: Rolling Stone Publications, Bangalore-560011. 2009

Title: Discover Coorg (first edition 2006, second edition 2007, third edition 2008).
Publisher: Prism Books Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore-560070

Title: Kodagu: Mungaru Maleya Vismayada Nadu (Kannada)
Publisher: Prism Books Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore-560070. 2008.

Author: C.P. Belliappa

Title: Tale of a Tiger’s Tail and other Yarns from Coorg
Publisher: Rupa & Co. 2004

Title: Nuggets from Coorg History
Publisher: Rupa & Co. 2008

Title: Victoria Gowramma: The Lost Princess of Coorg
Publisher: Rupa & Co. 2010. The book was translated into Kannada in 2013 and published by Ankita Pustaka.

Author: Chinnappa Boverianda and Nanjamma

Title: Ainmanes of Kodagu
Publisher: Niyogi Books. 2014

Author: Nadikerianda Chinnappa (translated from Kodava Thak into English by Boverianda Nanjamma and Chinnappa)

Title: Pattole Palame (Kodava culture-folksongs and traditions, 1924).
Publisher: Rupa & Co. 2003

Author: Kaveri Ponnapa

Title: The Vanishing Kodavas

Publisher: Eminence Publishing, 2013

Author: B.P. Appanna. Translated by Kaveri Ponnapa

Title: A Place Apart (2022)

Author: Tilak Ponappa

Title: Joy in Coorg
Publisher: Rupa. 2019

Author: Mookonda Kushalappa

Title: The Early Coorgs
Publisher: Notion Press, Chennai. 2013

Title: Long Ago in Coorg. 2013

Author: Sarita Mandanna

Title: Tiger Hills: A Novel
Publisher: Penguin. 2011

Author: Air Marshal K.C. Cariappa (retd)

Title: Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa (retd)
Publisher: Niyogi Books. 2007

Author: Brinda Somaya

Title: Silent Sentinels: Traditional Architecture of Coorg
Publisher: The Hecar Foundation. 2005

Authors: C.B. Muthamma and P. Gangamma Bopanna

Title: The Essential Kodava Cook Book
Publisher: Penguin

Author: Dr S.V. Narasimhan

Title: Feathered Jewels of Coorg
Publisher: Coorg Wildlife Society. 2004

Author: Ranee Vijaya Kuttaiah

Title: Cuisine from Coorg
Publisher: Sterling Publisher. 2000

Author: Dr Veena Poonacha

Title: From the Land of a Thousand Hills: Portrait of Three Kodagu Women. 2002

Author: Kavery Nambisan

Title: Scent of Pepper: A Novel
Publisher: Penguin Books. 1996

Author: Lt. Col. K.C. Ponnappa (Retd)

Title: A Study of the Origins of Coorgs. 1997
Author: John and Jeanette Isaac

Title: Coorg: The Land of the Kodavas
Publisher: Grantha Corporation. 1995

Author: K.B. Ganapathy

Title: The Cross and the Coorgs: A Christian Saga in Coorg
Publisher: Writers Workshop, Kolkata. 1993

Translator: Boverianda Maya Muddaiah

Title: Kodava Theeni (translated from Kodava Thak into English)
Publisher: Karnataka Kodava Sahithya Academy, Madikeri, 1998

Author: Dervla Murphy

Title: On A Shoestring to Coorg. 1989

Author: M.P. Cariappa and Ponnamma Cariappa

Title: The Coorgs and their Origins. 1981

Author: Dr K.K. Subbayya

Title: Archaeology of Coorg. 1978

Author: Jayanthi Belliappa

Title: A Sociological Study of Religious Concepts of the Coorgs. 1979
Publisher: Department of Sociology, University of Delhi

Author: R. Balakrishnan

Title: Phonology of Kodagu with Vocabulary. 1976.
Title: A Grammar of Kodagu. 1977. Annamalai University

Author: I.M. Muthanna

Title: A Tiny Model State of South India. 1953
Title: General Cariappa. 1964
Title: Coorg Memoirs. 1971
Title: General Thimmaiah. 1972
Title: Kodavas and their Gala Lela. 1987

Author: B.D. Ganapathy

Title: Kodavas (Coorgs): Their Customs and Culture. 1967
Title: Kodavas: A Comprehensive Study. 1980

Author: M.N. Srinivas

Title: Religion and Society Among the Coorgs of South India, Oxford. 1952

Author: Fraser

Title: Account of Coorg and the Coorgs under Vira Raja, London. 1796

Author: Hilton Brown

Title: The Astonishing Land of Coorg (Blackwood’s Magazine), London, 1922

Author: Lewis Rice

Title: Mysore and Coorg From the Inscriptions. 1909
Publisher: Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, 1986

Title: Mysore and Coorg – Volume III Coorg
Publisher: Mysore Government Press, 1878

Author: G. Richter

Title: Gazetteer of Coorg. 1870
Publisher: Low Price Publications, Delhi-110052. Reprinted 1995
Title: The Ethnographical Compendium of the Castes and Tribes found in the Province of Coorg, Bangalore, 1887

Author: Captain R.A. Cole

Title: An Elementary Grammar of the Coorg Language. 1867
Publisher: Wesleyan Mission Press, Bangalore

Author: Rev. H. Moegling

Title: Coorg Memoirs: An Account of Coorg and the Coorg Mission.
Publisher: Wesleyan Mission Press, Bangalore. 1855

Author: R.A. Cole

Title: Manual of Coorg Civil Law, Bangalore, 1861
Title: An Elementary Language of the Coorg Language, 1867

Author: Lt. P. Connor

Title: Memoirs of the Codagu Survey. 1817

Author: Cathleen Ballantyne

Title: Plenty Salaams (life in coffee plantations of the 1880s) first published in 1954

Author: E. Thurston

Title: The Madras Presidency with Mysore, Coorg and the Associated States.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press. 1913

Author: U. Aitchison (compiler)

Title: A Collection of Treaties, Engagements and Sanads.
Publisher: Government of India Central Publication Branch, Calcutta. 1929

Author: Appaneravanda Haradasa Appacha Kavi

Title of the four plays written in Kodava Thak between 1906 and 1920: Kaveri Nataka, Yayatiraja Nataka, Subramanya Nataka and Savitri Nataka.

Author: Kalengada Ramesh Kariappa

Title: Kodava Paddhati (in Kodava Thak and Kannada) 1997

Author: B. Emeneau Murray

Title: Kinship and Marriage Among the Coorgs
Publisher: Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1938

Author: Mandira Jaya Appanna

Title: Kodava Jayabharatha (Kodava Thak) . 2011

Coorg/Kodagu District Gazetteer 1965, 1993.
Imperial Gazetteer of India, Coorg, Oxford. 1908

Author: A. Michael Garman

Title: A Grammar of the Coorg Language, (unpublished thesis), University of Edinburgh, 1973

Author: Rev. H. Heras

Title: Studies in Proto Indo Mediterranean Cultures, Bombay. 1953

Author: Krishna Iyer

Title: Coorg Tribes and Castes, Madras, 1948

Author: William jeafereson

Title: Coorg and its Rajahs, London, 1857

Author: D.N. Krishnaiah

Title: Kodagina Itihasa (Kannada), University of Mysore, 1974

Authors: R.K. Keshava Murthy and S.N. Yoganarasimhachar

Title: The Flora of Coorg, Bangalore, 1990

Author: Sir Thomas H. Holland

Title: Coorgs and Yeravas – An Ethnological Contrast, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1901

Author: Pandanda Muthanna

Title: Coorg and the Coorgs, 1931

Compiled by Rajah Dodda Vira Rajendra

Title: Rajendraname (1630). Translated by Lt R. Abercrombie, 1857

Author: Dr D.B. Ramachandrachar

Title: Kodagu Folk and Tribal Culture, Institute of Asian Studies, Madras, 1991
Title: Avakashada Alegala Mele, 1990

Author: Dr P.S. Ramanujam

Title: Kodavaru (Kannada), University of Mysore, 1975

Author: Alex Rea

Title: List of Archaeological and Architectural Remains in Coorg, Madras, 1894

Author: Shankaranarayana Bhat

Title: Kodava Bhasheya Vyakarana (Kannada), Mysore, 2000

Author: K.S. Rajyashree Subbayya

Title: Coorg Language – Phonology and Morphology (unpublished thesis, University of Poona) 1972

Author: B.G. Kanty

Title: Coorg and its Rulers (thesis submitted to the University of Bombay, 1931

Author: Coravanda Appayya

Title: Kodagara Kulacaradi Tatvojjivini (Kannada), 1902

Author: Chendanda Dechamma Karumbaiah

Title: Kodava Gade Pinja Palanjoll (collection of proverbs and adages in Kodava Thak), 1982

Author: M.G. Nagaraj

Title: Kembatti Holeyara Samskriti (Kannada), Bangalore, 1997

Note: I acknowledge my thanks to Boverianda Nanjamma and Chinnappa, researchers, for their help in putting together the list.


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