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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Prince Sudarshan Shah Contacting British Officials

 Whereabouts of Sudarshan Shah during Gurkha/Gorkha Rule -5

             Anglo Nepalese War with   Reference to Gurkha Rule over Uttarakhand & Himachal -40
History of Gorkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) -160   
             History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -682

                          By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Student)
               Harsh Dev Joshi and Sudarshan Shah were convinced that British Power is the only Power in India that could free Kumaon and Garhwal from Gurkha rule. Both were hopeful that after win, British would offer Jagir to Sudarshan Shah in Garhwal and Harsh Dev Joshi in Kumaon.  Therefore, both were always eager for finding opportunity for telling the heart breaking stories and experiences of Garhwalis and Kumaunis to the British officials.
           They both together used to meet British officials and alone too.  There are list of 286 British officers in the records of Tehri Archivist those met Sudarshan Shah during 1804- 1815. Baring a few instances, there is no mention of date and place where Sudarshan Shah meeting British Officials. Sudarshan Shah used to ask the name of British Officials from the servants or gatekeepers. The names are so weird that it is difficult to find the real names.
 Sudarshan Shah met British Officials at following places-
Kankhal, Haridwar and Hunting forests
Saharanpur
Kashipur
 Moradabad
Barely
Kanpur
Fatehgarh
Delhi
At other places where British Officers came as tourists as Lord Lake and John Adam
The Archivist register states that Sudarshan Shah also had communication with Hastings through letters.
                  Sudarshan Shah Contacting British officials from 1804- 1808
Sudarshan Shah met following British officers –
Civil Surgeon in Saharanpur
Low cadre Judge at Saharanpur
Wife of Judge at Saharanpur
Collector at Saharanpur
Another Collector at Saharanpur
North division Judge Wilkinson at Saharanpur
Bely at Saharanpur
A Christian at Saharanpur
 Sudarshan Shah got only empty assurances from those officials. However, Sudarshan Sh got real help or assurance from officials of Kashipur, Barely, Moradabad.


Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com 1/8/2015
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -683
*** History of Gorkha/Gurkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) to be continued in next chapter 

(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
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History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Garhwal, Kumaon, Uttarakhand; Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Pauri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar Kumaon, Uttarakhand; Sirmour Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Chamoli Garhwal, Nainital Kumaon, Uttarakhand; Kangara Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Rudraprayag Garhwal, Almora Kumaon, Uttarakhand; Baghat Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Tehri Garhwal, Champawat Kumaon, Uttarakhand; Punar Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Uttarkashi Garhwal, Bageshwar Kumaon, Uttarakhand;  Nahan Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Dehradun Garhwal, Pithoragarh Kumaon, Uttarakhand; History Himachal; 
Nepal Itihas, Garhwal Itihas, Kumaon Itihas, Himachal Itihas;  Gurkha/Gorkha ka Kumaon par  Adhikar Itihas , Gurkha/Gorkha Garhwal par Shasan Itihas;  Gurkha/Gorkha Rule in Kumaon, Garhwal Uttarakhand; History Gurkha/Gorkha  Rule in Himachal,