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Sunday, November 15, 2015

British Capturing Nalapani /Khalanga Fort

  Khalanga, Nalapani Campaign -26
     Anglo Nepalese War with   Reference to Gurkha Rule over Uttarakhand & Himachal -76
History of Gorkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) -192   
             History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -718
                                         By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Student)
    Major Kelley ordered the troop of Grandeur for entering into Fort. A musician from the Band entered into Fort. He saw that there was no single soldier in the Garhi/Fort. He cried “ it is empty, it is empty”.
 Then Major Kelly and his troop entered into Fort and captured Nalapani Fort at four Am on 30thNovember 1814.  It was dark in the fort but human cries were disturbing the troop. Kelly called for lighting and he was shocked to see the pathetic scene. Injured soldiers were crying and there was bad smell everywhere by putrified dead bodies.
  The dead body parts of Gurkha soldiers were scattered here and there. A canon was there and seven soldiers were dead nearby canon. The injured people were crying for water. There were 86 dead bodies.
The British armed forced offered them water. Many live injured human were under dead bodies and could not move. They were asking water. British army snet 90 injured Gurkha to hospital for first aid. 97 dead bodies were cremated (burnt). A few dead bodies were buried. Burial was not systematic as it was difficult to dig the pit due to stony base.. British army tried to clean the Fort.  
( From writing of Dabral, Premble)
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com 15/11//2015
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -719
*** 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)
XX                    Reference

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XXX
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