Trade Treaty of Nepal with East India Company
History of Gorkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) -32
History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -551
By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Research Student)
Mulak Diwan (Sate Minister) Damodar Pande did not want that Ran Bahadur returned Nepal from Banaras.
Damodar Pande sent his aide Gajraj Mishra to Kolkata for treaty with East India Company. There was a trade treaty between Nepal and East India Company on 26th October 1801. According to that treaty, Nepal would offer Jagir for meeting the expenses of Ran Bahadur in Banaras. Company would keep a Vakil or Ambassador in Nepal Court and Nepal would keep its ambassador in Kolkata. Company appointed Captain Nauks as ambassador in Nepal. Company asked Captain to have reports and information on commercial opportunities with Tibet and China from Nepal.
Nepal wanted forests of Kumaon Tarai and Bhabhar from Awadh nabab. Nepal Mulak Diwan wrote to East India Company to help in getting back Kumaon forests from Awadh. East India Company wrote that if it would get back Kumaon Tarai from Awadh for Nepal whether Nepal would give a portion of Nepal tarai forest to the Company?
There were two groups in support and opposition for the relationship with East India Company. Thapa Group was against relationship with East India Company. Minsiter responsible for Taksal Bakhtavar Singh was against Treaty.
Damodar Pande, Bamshah Chautariya, Raj Guru Gajraj Mishra were for the treaty. Damodar Pande captured Amar Singh Thapa thae leader of Thapa group and put him jail.
There was tension of future civil war in Nepal.
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History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -552
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
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