Monthly Archives: October 2010

New FORUM on Badaga

Do you feel very strongly about any issue concerning  Badaga Community? Have the urge to pour your heart out ?

Create your own topic, kindle your imagination and tell the world what you feel in your own language and style!

Feel free to express yourself without any inhibition at the new FORUM

(Login [Registration] at right hand top corner)

[Registration page]

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Badaga Bangara – Jewellery

Do you know that Badagas have an unique set of jewellery ? I have added a lot more pictures here

Mani Maalay

Badaga Language recorded in 1922

Based on an article in the Times of India, I was wondering whether Badaga would form part of the collection of gramophone – audio recordings of languages in India in early 1900s undertaken by Linguistic Survey of India. Sure enough, our great language is there. Recorded in 1922.



” This presentation of Gramophone Recordings from the Linguistic Survey of India consists of digitized recordings originally collected in South Asia during a period from 1913 until 1929. Intended as a supplement to Sir George A. Grierson’s Linguistic Survey of India published between 1904 and 1927, the recordings of stories, songs and poems were collected by provincial and presidential governments of British-ruled India in cooperation with Grierson and the Gramophone Company, Calcutta. “

You can see the transcript and  listen to the audio here

A letter on Badaga Hospitality

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010, littlesmith <> wrote:

I was surprised and felt very happy when I happened to go through your web site.  I did my schooling at  KV Aruvankadu and Mountain Homes , Coonoor . I really love the place The Nilgiris. I love the Badaga language, the people; their cultures and customs. Those days, many of my friends were badagas and I remember they took me to some villages and gave me good food, sweets and they treated me very well. I think no where else  in this world I could find such affectionate people.  I really miss all of them.  May I take this opportunity to thank you for this magnificent work. This is really wonderful to bring back the old memories. If ever I get a chance, I would certainly make a visit The Nilgiris.
Thanks for the website, I had book marked this as one of my favourites.
best regards, Little Smith – facebook
Hello Little Smith,
Thank you very much for your kind words about my website as well as about our Badaga community. I have taken the liberty of putting your email in my site
In case you want to recall / reconnect with your Badaga friends, pl give their names, we may include them in the post.
I do not know where you are based now, but whenever you want to visit the Nilgiris, pl do let us know. You may be surprised to see that the Badaga hospitality has not changed in spite of the material and messy changes around the Nilgiris.
With warm regards – Wg Cdr JP