My Authors
Read all threads
Being a Kannadiga, I'm ashamed to say that I didn't know about this great historian, a chance encounter on Mysore gazette took me to an author who wrote 400 years of Wodeyar History.

Sincere tribute to #HayavadanRao, a multifaceted personality whose contribution to the building
of modern Mysore is as significant as his pioneering work in reconstructing the history of ancient Karnataka.

Hayavadana Rao was born on 10 July 1865 in Hosur, after graduating in history, Rao studied law and economics and joined the Government Museum, Madras as a curator.
Rao worked as a curator till his retirement and compiled "The Indian Biographical Dictionary". Rao was a polyglot and was fluent in English, Latin, French, German, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Sanskrit.

He was a member of the ‘Royal Anthropological Institute’ London
‘Indian Historical Records Commission’ and a fellow of the ‘Royal Society of Economics’. He was thus very well equipped for his life’s mission which began in 1924, when he was appointed as the editor of a committee set up to revise the Gazetteer structured by B.L.Rice.
These volumes continue to be the foundational texts for any one interested in the history of Mysore state. Seven volumes of the revised version were published in due course. (Mysore gazetteer by C. Hayavadana Rao, Government Press, 1927) They are invaluable sources for those
that are interested in a systematic study of history, numismatics, epigraphy, architecture, anthropology and history of Karnataka.

He has written a commentary to ‘Srikara Bhashya’ by Sripathi Panditacharya. He has written a number of articles on historical issues.
Another important contribution of Hayavadana Rao is ‘Indian Caste System’ A Study first published in 1931 by Bangalore Press, Bangalore and reprinted later in 1988.

Of the many works of Rao, I was fascinated with 3 volume nearly 3000 page ‘History of Mysore’ (1399-1799)
Rao Bahadur Hayavadan Rao makes a note that,
British wrote for themselves & French for their own and narrates the Dog's death of Tipu's father Haider Ali and about Tyrant Tipu.

For the benefit of readers, I have attached the links for the 3 Volume Mysore History at the end.
On January 27, 1946, Hayavadana Rao reached the feet of Krishna Bhagawan.

Mysore History

Vol 1

archive.org/details/in.ern…

Vol 2

archive.org/details/in.ern…

Vol 3

archive.org/details/in.ern…

@CTRavi_BJP @nirbhaavuka @maisooru
Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh.

Keep Current with ಅಲೆಮಾರಿ ಅಯ್ಯಂಗಾರಿ

Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!