Kodavas (Coorgs), a microscopic minority community hailing from Kodagu (Coorg) district in Karnataka, were once known for their leadership qualities. This Kodava trait of natural leadership was very much in evidence in the Defence services and Kodagu came to be known as the ‘Land of the Generals’.
‘The Romance of Indian Coffee’, authored by senior journalist P.T. Bopanna, offers a 360 degree view of Indian coffee - the fascinating history of coffee, many charming facets of coffee culture, its symbiosis with nature and what makes coffee such a captivating brew.
‘My Coorg Chronicles’ traces the journalistic journey of P.T. Bopanna, his foray into writing books, his activism, and importantly his efforts to chronicle various facets of Kodagu (Coorg) district in Karnataka.
Rise and Fall of the Coorg State – tries to throw light on the circumstances leading to the unpopular merger of the erstwhile Coorg State (now officially known as Kodagu District) with Karnataka in 1956. The book also deals with the neglect of the district ever since by successive governments in Karnataka.
The book tries to answer the question ‘Are Kodavas (Coorgs) Hindus?’ I have involved some of the finest researchers from Kodagu (Coorg) who are knowledgeable in the matter, to find the answer to this pertinent question. To that end, this book is a seminal work on the religion of the Kodavas.