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The Land of the Gurkhas or The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal

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Title:The Land of the Gurkhas or The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal


Author:W. Brook Northey

Publisher:Asian Educational Service

Publish Year:1998

Edition:Reprinted Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Gorkha/Gurkha | Nepal Politics


Remarks:B&W Illustrations, Map, Bibliography and Index.


Size:143 x 223 mm


Price:USD 16.75

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  • Written during the time of the British Raj, this book is an Englishman’s perspective of the Gurkhas as a people, offering fascinating insights into their customs, beliefs, way of life and the services they rendered as part of a British military outfit.

    • Descriptions of society, customs and traditions bring to life a long lost Nepal.
    • Presents a first-hand experience of the colonial perspective.
    • Richly illustrated with photographs.

    W. Brook Northey

    W. Brook Northey was a British officer of the Gurkha regiment, in which he served for twenty years. He trained the Nepal Escort in Kathmandu, served with the Nepalese Contingent on the Indian Frontier during the Great War and held the post of Recruiting Officer for five years, during which he was permitted by Chandra Shumshere to visit the interiors of Nepal that were out of bounds to other Europeans.
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