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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Letter by Hill People asking help from British Commander Fraser

Himachal People Revolting against Gurkha –Part -3

Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) -211   
             History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -737
                                                                    
                                         By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Student)

              Due to cruel suppression by Gurkha on Hills of Uttarakhand and Himachal, the people were eager for freeing from slavery rule of Gurkha. The Hill people were looking opportunity for pushing back Gurkha/Nepalese from Central Himalayan region. Helpless hill people sent letters to British commanders for help. However, British army was busy in Jaithak/Jaithok fort war. British army sent Sheeshram to Palva for Himachalis revolting against Gurkha/Nepalese. On that time a Gurkha  army company was to reach at Tikri. The Plava chief (Sayan) stopped Shishram for going to Tikri. It was thought that the local hill army has to arrange weapons and other war materials themselves. Those would be given cash from British.
 The Palva Sayana (Chief) wrote letter to Fraser,” Gurkha already snatched our weapons. We neither have weapons nor clothing. We have wood sticks, logs and stones for fighting. If you want that we fight with Gurkha/Nepalese gunmen we are ready for that too. However, you sent your army to Sain (north of Morani and Jaithak/Jaithok).All people will help you as soon as your army reaches to Sain. If you dnot send army we will have to offer service to Gurkha as we are unable to fight with their weapons. You can capture Jubbal before Palva.”

(From wittings of Fraser, Prinsep, Premble, Sitaram, Hamilton , Thompson and Garret)
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com 11/1//2016
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -738
*** 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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XXX
History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Garhwal, Kumaon, Uttarakhand Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Pauri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar Kumaon, Uttarakhand Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; Sirmour Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Chamoli Garhwal, Nainital Kumaon, Uttarakhand; Kangara Himachal Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Rudraprayag Garhwal, Almora Kumaon, Uttarakhand; Baghat Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Tehri Garhwal, Champawat Kumaon, Uttarakhand Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; 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 Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; 
Nepal Itihas, Garhwal Itihas, Kumaon Itihas, Himachal Itihas;  Gurkha/Gorkha ka Kumaon par  Adhikar Itihas , Gurkha/Gorkha Garhwal par Shasan Itihas Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal;  Gurkha/Gorkha Rule in Kumaon, Garhwal Uttarakhand; History Gurkha/Gorkha  Rule in Himachal Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal