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P. I. Belliappa
Born Pandyanda I Belliappa
Kodagu (Coorg),
India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Freedom Fighter, Politician

Pandyanda I. Belliappa (or Pandianda I. Belliappa) was a Gandhian, a freedom fighter and politician from the erstwhile state of Coorg.

Freedom StruggleEdit

Belliappa entered politics in 1921 as a member of the Coorg Planters' Association.[1] He later joined the Congress Party and became one of its prominent members.[2] A staunch Gandhian, satyagrahi and freedom fighter he courted arrest during the freedom struggle. His wife Pandyanda Seethamma Belliappa was also a freedom fighter who courted arrest.[3] He was also the editor of a periodical called the 'Kodagu'. At his invitation, Mahatma Gandhi, his secretary Mr. Thakkar, the President of the Dalit Sangha, a German journalist, Miss Jamnalal Bajaj and others came to Gonikoppal in Coorg.[4]

Coorg StateEdit

In 1952, he separated from the Congress along with others and fought the Coorg state elections as independents while floating a new party called the Takkadi ('justice scales') party. The issue they fought against was the proposed merger of Coorg with Mysore. They lost the elections to the Congress, led by C M Poonacha, but managed to win nine of the Assembly seats. The Takkadi party was a dominant political force and voice in Coorg with its anti-merger plank.[5][6][7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Report on the Administration of Coorg. Coorg, India: Government of India. 1923. p. 19. https://books.google.com/books?id=FZs-AQAAMAAJ&q=pandianda&dq=pandianda&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gqIhVOyEGpehugTbjoDYBw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwBQ. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  2. Muthanna, I. M. (1953). A Tiny Model State of South India. Tiny Spot. pp. 103, 104. https://books.google.com/books?id=ux9AAAAAMAAJ&q=P+I+Belliappa&dq=P+I+Belliappa&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HqIhVOriIs_iuQT4n4KABg&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAw. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  3. Kumar, Radha. The History of Doing: An Illustrated Account of Movements for Women's Rights .. p. 80. https://books.google.com/books?id=68xTBT1-H4IC&pg=PA80&dq=pandyanda&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Z6IhVIrDFZLIuASHyYCYCg&ved=0CB8Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=pandyanda&f=false. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  4. Gandhi's campaign against untouchability, 1933-34: an account from the Raj's secret official reports. Gandhi Peace Foundation. 1996. p. 111. https://books.google.com/books?id=ZxRuAAAAMAAJ&q=P+I+Belliappa&dq=P+I+Belliappa&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HqIhVOriIs_iuQT4n4KABg&ved=0CCwQ6AEwBA. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  5. RAMACHANDRA, C.M. (20 October 2013). "Coorg and the reorganisation of States". The Hindu. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/coorg-and-the-reorganisation-of-states/article5253017.ece. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  6. CHINNAPPA, K. JEEVAN (20 April 2014). "Kodagu fighting to maintain its existence". The Hindu. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/kodagu-fighting-to-maintain-its-existence/article5930024.ece. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  7. Muthanna, I. M. (1953). A Tiny Model State of South India. Coorg: Tiny Spot,. p. 119. https://books.google.com/books?id=ux9AAAAAMAAJ&q=P+I+Belliappa&dq=P+I+Belliappa&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HqIhVOriIs_iuQT4n4KABg&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAw. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  8. Park, Richard Leonard (1956). Reports on the Indian general elections, 1951-52. Popular Book Depot,. p. 272. https://books.google.com/books?id=klA5AQAAIAAJ&q=P+I+Belliappa&dq=P+I+Belliappa&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HqIhVOriIs_iuQT4n4KABg&ved=0CEIQ6AEwCA. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 

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