Recorded on 27th July, 2022
Kodavada Ain Mane is composed and sung by B.P. Appanna, a poet, writer and acknowledged authority on Kodava takk. Author of several collections of poetry and recipient of numerous awards, Appanna has served as the President of the Karnataka Kodava Sahithya Academy. Born in 1935, he retired as a lecturer from the Junior College, Somwarpet, and has spent a lifetime preserving and teaching Kodava takke. Kodavada Ain Mane is from A Place Apart, a bi-lingual collection of Appanna’s poems, published in 2022. The book, beautifully illustrated with black and white watercolours, contains 21 original Kodava poems, an English translation and in addition, a transliteration using Roman script, making the poems easily accessible to a wider readership. The book is available at coorg.com/kaveri .