Mookonda Kushalappa

Mookonda Poonacha Nitin Kushalappa is an Indian writer and amateur historian, besides being a blogger and engineer as well. He was born in 1986 in Virajpet town, in Kodagu, and brought up in the city of Bangalore, both places are in Southern Karnataka. He did his schooling in Clarence High School in Bangalore, his senior secondary at St. Joseph's PUC and college from VTU. He also works as a software engineer who makes apps for the iPhone. He writes under the names Mookonda Kushalappa, Nitin Kushalappa and Kushal Mucon. He is an historian by hobby who is interested in prehistoric and ancient sites and writes about them. He is the author of two books, 'Long ago in Coorg' and 'The early Coorgs', both being on a local history, that of the Kodagu (Coorg) district of the South Indian state of Karnataka.


The year is 1174. The place is Kodagu. The event is the seige of a fort. The fort of Palpare is taken by a neighbouring army. The Raja calls the Kodavas from all the regions and lead them on a campaign to regain the lost fort. This book is part of a three book series on Kodagu history. Over the ages the Kodavas of Kodavu came to be known as the Kodagas of Kodagu and as the Coorgs of Coorg. In this present book is a decipherment of the origins of the Coorgs, while speaking of their mythology and their early history, by means of folklore and inscriptions.It is a work of narrative non-fiction and of popular history. The book records the interesting history of the Coorgs over the centuries. I...

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