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Centre extends gun licence exemption to Kodavas till 2029
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Centre extends gun licence exemption to Kodavas till 2029

November 2, 2019

New Delhi: The Centre has decided to continue the British-era rule of exempting Kodavas and Jamma land holders in Kodagu district from obtaining licence for firearms such as pistols, revolvers and double-barrelled shotguns. The exemption has been given for 10 years, till 2029. Kodavas worship weapons and guns are part and parcel of every festival…

Kodava Heritage Centre ABANDONED
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Kodava Heritage Centre ABANDONED

March 26, 2018

By Prasad Sampigekatte, Madikeri, Kodagu Kodava “Ain Mane” (ancestral home), where all members belonging to a particular family lived, is a mere tradition now as elders have gone, families have split and migrated in search of greener pastures. “Ain Mane” has an important role in the socio-cultural traditions of Kodavas. Each “Ain Mane” belongs to an…

After Lingayats, Kodavas demand religious minority status
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After Lingayats, Kodavas demand religious minority status

March 22, 2018

Bengaluru: Post the Karnataka government’s decision to accord an independent religion tag to the Lingayats, Kodavas have demanded that they should also be declared as a religious minority.   Two representatives from the Kodava community, M.M. Bansy and Vijay Muthappa have yesterday sent a memorandum to the State asking for a separate religion tag. The…

Kodava boys to go on ‘Rain-Ride to Coorg’
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Kodava boys to go on ‘Rain-Ride to Coorg’

August 2, 2017

Bengaluru-based Kodava boys Chengappa Chekkera and Kodira Ashish Muthappa will go on a 270 km from cycle ride from Bengaluru to Kodagu ‘Rain-Ride to Coorg’ on Aug. 12  to create awareness on environmental issue and highlight the problems of Cauvery catchment areas. The cyclist will leave Bengaluru at 3 am and reach Mandya early in…

Vanishing Kodavas:  Some facts
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Vanishing Kodavas: Some facts

May 28, 2017

NOTE: Here we reproduce the letter titled ‘Vanishing Kodavas: Some facts’ for the reading pleasure of ‘Star of Mysore’ readers. —Ed It’s Kodavas all the way! Sir, Though Kodavas belong to ethnic minority tribes of Kodagu, they were quick enough to adapt themselves to civilisation under British influence, when Kodagu, then known as Coorg, was…

More on ‘Sons of Kodagu’
Voice of The Reader

More on ‘Sons of Kodagu’

May 28, 2017

Sir, This refers to the article titled ‘Son of Kodagu leaves his footprint on snow clad mountains’ published in two parts in SOM dated May 5 and 6, 2017 about K.B. Appachu. I had written in this column under the title ‘Vanishing Kodavas: Some facts’ (SOM dated Oct. 4, 2015), that Kodavas are well-educated, disciplined…

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