Ponjanda S. Appaiah

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Ponjanda S. Appaiah
Born Virajpet taluk
Occupation Educationist, Author
Nationality Indian
Notable works Kodava-English dictionary, Kodagu History (since 1600)

Ponjanda S. Appaiah is an Indian scholar and educationist.

Early life[edit]

Ponjanda Appaiah comes from Kodagu and is known for his work in Bangalore.


Appaiah was a professor who taught sociology.[1] He has also been the chairman of Sree Cauvery School in the city of Bangalore.[2]

Important Works[edit]

His works include a Kodava-English dictionary, a book on the history of Kodagu prior to 1600 AD and a book on the customs of the Kodavas.[3][4]In addition to his academic works, he has written a traditional poem in honour of Field Marshal Cariappa. He specialises in matters pertaining to the Kodavas, the natives of Kodagu, their language, culture and history, and has written a number of books on related topics.[5]He is also an expert on Kodava folklore.[6][7]


  1. ^ Deepika, K. C. (27 June 2012). "Nucleus of cultural conservation". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sree Cauvery School Administration". Sree Cauvery School. mindworks. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Book by Prof P S Appaiah". Kodava English Dictionary. Facebook. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Emphasis on values". The Hindu. 14 October 2005. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kodava meet". Star of Mysore. OurKarnataka.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Correspondent, Staff (4 March 2012). "Preserve Kodava culture". The Hindu, Mysore. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Soofi, Mayank Austen (25 November 2011). "Going the Parsi way". Live Mint. Retrieved 3 January 2014.