C.P. Belliappa hails from Coorg in Karnataka, known for growing the finest coffee in the country. An engineer with a master's degree from the US, he is a regular contributor to newspapers, magazines, and websites. He lives in Coorg, managing his coffee estate.
Nuggets from Coorg History encapsulates the history of Kodagu between 1600 and 1956 in twenty engaging stories. The prominent community of this landlocked province of coffee and cinnamon were the Kodavas or the Coorgs, a fiercely independent warrior people who never actually ruled their land. This book explores their valour, their in-fighting and how their lives changed under foreign domination.