Fate of the insurgents

The two monks who played a role in the Kodagu uprising were later captured, while they were trying to escape, and sent away for imprisonment. Kalyanaswamy was tried and hanged on June 19. Aparampara was imprisoned for thirty years in Bangalore.

Many other insurgents were imprisoned and tried by the courts.

Lakshmappa Bangarasu of Nandavar (in South Canara) was sentenced to death on May 23, 1837. Kumble Subbaraya Hegde of Kasaragod was hanged in Mangalore. Guddera Appaiah was hanged in Madikeri on October 31.

Manju of Uppinangady was also hanged in Mangalore. Kukanur Chennayya of Bellare, Subraya of Kayartody in Bantwal and Kedambadi Annaiah of Bantwal were awarded the death sentence. Kedambadi Rama Gowda, Chetty Kudiya, Kurta Kudiya and Peraje Krishnaiah were deported and imprisoned rigorously, probably for life.

Subedar Uthaiah of Nalknad, Shantaiah and Mallaiah were awarded imprisonment for fourteen years.

Much of these events were mentioned in the letters written by the Company government officers of South India.

The 1834 events that occurred in Kodagu are mentioned in Richter’s book, ‘The Gazetteer of Coorg’.

The events that occurred in Dakshina Kannada are narrated in B S Rao's book ‘South Kanara, 1799-1860’.

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