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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Characteristics of Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah

History of Gorkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) -16
  
   History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -535

                        By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Research Student)

         Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah died on 10th January 1775. Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah ruled over one fourth of present Nepal. Credit goes to Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah for initiating unification of Nepal. Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah spent his whole life in battle fields. Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah initiated the expansion of Gorkha rule that within 35 years of his death Gorkha rule was from Kathmandu to Kangda , Himachal Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah was brave, expert of war strategy, brilliant strategist  and diplomat. Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah was habitual of using all sorts of bad or good strategy for achieving his goal. Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah never hesitated in dividing enemy friends. Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah got wealth by capturing the territories. Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah used to appoint brave army people from Nepal. Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah was very cruel and used to apply cruel method to terrorize enemy army and subject by cutting their noses and lips.
          Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah had more than 50000 soldiers in his army. As a strategist, he did not make East India Company and China as his enemy.
 No doubt, Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah was illiterate but he had scholars in his court, A court Sanskrit scholar created ‘Prithvichandravarnanodaya’ in Sanskrit. He also built big palaces in Kathmandu and Nawakot. He downed many old customs in Nepal.
There are folklores related to Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah in Nepal.
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Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com17/1/2015
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -536
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
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Dr S.P Dabral, Uttarakhand ka Itihas part 5, Veer Gatha Press, Dogadda
Bandana Rai, 2009 Gorkhas,: The Warrior Race
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Gorkhavansavali, Kashi, Bikram Samvat 2021 
Derek J. Waller, The Pundits: British Exploration of Tibet and Central Asia page 172-173
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