Nuggets from Coorg History encapsulates the history of Kodagu from 1600 to 1956 in twenty engaging stories. The prominent community of this landlocked province the Kodavas, or the Coorgs though fiercely independent and of warrior class never ruled the land under one of their own ruler. They were fractious which made them an easy target for domination by forces outside their domain. Kodavas, now a progressive community, were unlettered until the British introduced education in 1834 and hence theirs is a oral history passed down over generations. In this book, Belliappa brings to life the dramatis personae who influenced and shaped the destiny of Coorg.